Christmas in Lisburn Castlereagh

Christmas Light Show

Welcome to Lisburn & Castlereagh at Christmas! There's a magical array of festive events, special offers, family fun and lots of Christmas cheer for everyone!

Top Reasons To Visit Lisburn at Christmas 

Share the Magic of the Season

This Winter, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is thrilled to launch Lisburn Light Festival, a series of spectacular light attractions in the heart of Lisburn City Centre.

 Marvel at the captivating Light Canopy producing dazzling displays the length and breadth of Bow Street and be wowed by the enchanting Christmas Tree light shows in Market Square projecting out over the interactive light floor...

Lisburn Light Festival

Christmas events not to be missed

Hillsborough Christmas Market
Hillsborough Christmas Market

Traders from across Northern Ireland and further afield are adding to the Christmas atmosphere while bringing together a wide range of traditional, handcrafted and unique products as well as some great speciality hot & cold foods, tasty mulled wine and cider to warm you up this winter.

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The Lion, the Switch-on and the Wardrobe
The Lion, the Switch-on and the Wardrobe

The festive season will start with the annual Switching On of the Lights on Thursday 22nd November in Market Square, Lisburn from 6.30pm. This year the parade is themed ‘The Lion, the Switch-On and the Wardrobe’.

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Visit Santa's Grottos
Visit Santa's Grottos

Santa’s Grotto will be open to the public daily from Saturday 3rd December until Christmas Eve. Children can visit Santa and his helpers and they will receive a complimentary gift, courtesy of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council. However, a voluntary donation to the ‘TinyLife’ charity would be most welcomed by the Mayor and Santa.

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Christmas Shopping in Lisburn Castlereagh

Christmas Shopping in Lisburn Castlereagh

From high street favourites to family owned boutiques, Lisburn Castlereagh has a fantastic array of retailers to cater for all your shopping needs!

Christmas Shopping

Eating Out this Christmas

Whether it's fine dining, treating the family at a top bistro or a tasty brunch with friends, Lisburn Castlereagh has an impressive selection of great eateries to choose from!

Top Places for Dinner
Top Places for Dinner
Family Bistros
Family Bistros
Coffee and Brunch
Coffee and Brunch

Plan Your Trip

Make your free time matter and discover the ideal day out to suit your budget and needs! From award-winning restaurants, top gastropubs, stylish shopping and exciting leisure facilities, or exploring our great outdoors, we know you'll be spoilt for choice.

Smile, take a pic and share some selfies from your moments and days out in Lisburn Castlereagh!

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