Belfast Christmas Market 2023: dates, visit info & more

Belfast Christmas Market is back for its 18th year, with over 100 international and local traders bringing festive cheer to the city.

Belfast Christmas Market 2023: dates, visit info & more.

The Belfast Christmas Market has been operating in the city for 18 years. The market did not take place in 2020 for the first time in more than a decade due to the COVID-19 pandemic for public health and safety reasons.

Belfast City Hall is transformed into a festive village for the Christmas market, bringing an authentic feast of Christmas fayre, handcrafted goods, clothes, merchandise, and much more.

Read on to find out all about dates, opening hours and entry requirements.

Belfast Christmas Market – a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike

Belfast Continental Christmas Market.

When the Christmas Market comes to Belfast, you know that the festive season has really begun.

Set against the backdrop of Belfast City Hall, the Christmas market has much to offer, including festive decorations and food alongside a variety of handcrafted goods and bespoke artisan products.

You’ll recognise many of the usual traders selling things like bratwurst sausages and crocodile burgers. There will also be a number of traders from St George’s Market, Belfast’s vibrant and historic weekend market, selling their goods too.

From delicious local and international food stalls to cosy beer tents, the festive Continental Market in Belfast is set to be a good one in 2023.

MORE: Belfast Christmas Market: key dates and things to know

Dates & opening hours – open to the public in less than three weeks

Belfast Christmas Market is one of the most highly anticipated festive events taking place in the north this Christmas.
Credit: Market Place Europe

Operated by Market Place Europe, the festive Continental Market in Belfast will run for over a month, a total of 35 days, between November and December 2023 at Belfast City Hall, where you can see more facts and info about here.

Dates were recently confirmed for the market. It will run from Saturday, 18 November at 10 am until Friday, 22 December at 10 pm.

The market will be open from 10 am to 8 pm Monday through Wednesday, 10 am to 10 pm Thursday through Saturday, and 12 pm to 6 pm on Sundays.

Entry to the market is completely free, but be sure to bring cash, as signal issues in the past have prevented traders from taking card payments.

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