Belfast Christmas Market team announce summer markets for Northern Ireland

Imagine the iconic wonder of the Christmas Market… but on a sunny day. It’s a yes from us!

The team behind the iconic Belfast Continental Christmas Market have announced they are planning a market tour around Northern Ireland this summer.

The tour will bring the delicious international cuisine, local goods and crafts, and family-fun activities that the Christmas Market is so famous for to various destinations around Northern Ireland.

The market was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. So, getting to enjoy the wonder of Christmas in the summer is welcome news across Northern Ireland.

Fun summer markets across Northern Ireland – coming to a location near you

Belfast Christmas Market return with summer markets in 2022.
Credit: Tourism Northern Ireland

Market Place Europe, the team behind the Belfast Christmas Market, announced they would be hosting a series of summer markets across Northern Ireland.

Concluding in their home of City Hall, Belfast, the market will stop off in various destinations around the north.

Stops will include destinations in County Fermanagh, County Down, and County Tyrone, meaning those living outside the city won’t have to travel to enjoy the festivities.

Perfect for a family day out, a romantic summer date, or meeting up with friends, the markets are sure to be welcome summer events for people across Northern Ireland.

Back with a bang – bigger and better than ever

The market was back with a bang in 2022.
Credit: Tourism Ireland

The news comes after the Belfast Christmas Market made its welcome return for Christmas 2021, following its cancellation the previous year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

In 2020, the market had to be called off for the first time in its 15-year history at Belfast City Hall. So, people from Belfast and across Northern Ireland flocked to the market when it made its long-awaited return.

The team saw how the return of the market raised spirits across the north. So, the Belfast Christmas Market team announced they would be holding summer markets across Northern Ireland in 2022.

Dates for the diary – Belfast Christmas Market team announce summer markets for Northern Ireland

Belfast Christmas Market announce summer markets across Northern Ireland.
Credit: Tourism Northern Ireland

The market will first take place in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, over the weekend from 19 to 22 May. The following weekend, the team will move to Newtownards, County Down. Here, they will host the market from 24 to 26 May.

After that, the market will make its way to Cookstown, County Tyrone. Here, it will be held for two days, from 28 to 29 May.

The final stop of the market tour will see Market Place Europe make their return to Belfast. The Summer Continental Market will take place in the city from 1 to 5 June.

This way, many people will have the chance to enjoy the market during the long weekend. Now, we just have to hope for good weather!

Market Place Europe are encouraging traders to submit applications online if they’d like to be part of the summer markets.

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