Christmas markets in Belfast in 2016

Christmas is approaching and so are the annual Christmas markets all around the world. Here is all the information you need about the Christmas markets in Belfast in 2016.

The Christmas markets in Belfast are arranged in front of the City Hall, at the beautiful square. At the market you can buy authentic products from Northern-Ireland, and you can of course grab something to eat and drink. The goal for this years Christmas market is to make it the best Christmas market ever in Belfast, and because of that they have decided to add even more stalls to this years market.

Christmas markets in Belfast in 2016 – Belfast Christmas Market” (CC BY 2.0) by  Ikubaru

Belfast Christmas Market 2016

Christmas market dates

November 19th – December 22nd

Christmas market opening times:

Monday – Wednesday: 10am – 8pm
Thursday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm (finishes at 8pm on Thursday 22 December)
Sunday: 1pm – 6pm.

We wish you a fantastic stay in Belfast before and during Christmas. Read more about attractions and programs in Belfast here in our Belfast Guide. If you want to see and experience even more Christmas markets all around Europe, then you can read more about two fantastic Christmas markets in Prague in the Prague Guide.

Northern Ireland qualified for the Euro 2016!

Northern Ireland Euro 2016Few people actually did believe that this would become a reality, but after starting the qualification to the Euro 2016 with a 2-1 victory in Budapest, and following it up with a 2-0 victory against Faroe Islands and then a 2-0 victory against Greece (in Greece), people suddenly started to believe that it could be possible.

Following these three victories they lost 2-0 against Romania, but the fighters soon got back on their feet again and won 2-0 against Finland, played 0-0 against Romania at home, won 3-1 against Faroe Islands (away) and then played 1-1 against Hungary at home (scoring a goal in the 93rd minute). Then at the last days of the Euro 2016 they first won 3-0 against Greece at home and then with nothing at stake at all they played 1-1 against Finland in the last match.

After this magical qualification Northern Ireland won their group in front of Romania and Finland and the biggest of all the heroes is of course Kyle Lafferty who scored 7 goals in 9 matches (who normally play his matches for Norwich in the Premier League).

Now all we have to do is to look forward to the European Champions in France next summer, and if you should come to Belfast and Northern Ireland before then, do not forget to read about the famous and beautiful attractions in the city here in our Belfast Guide. For more information about the Euro 2016, visit the following article in the IP Address Guide.

When and against which teams Northern Ireland will play will be discovered on December 12th, because that is when the groups will be drawn in Paris. Northern Ireland can be found in pot 4, making the only thing sure that Norther Ireland will not play against Turkey, Iceland, Wales, Albania and Ireland. Maybe that is a positive thing that Nothern Ireland will not be able to play against Ireland and Wales!

Go Norther Ireland! We are cheering for you!

Northern Ireland vs Hungary

On September 7th it is time for a crazy important match for Northern Ireland as they will face Hungary, their biggest opponent together with Romania currently fighting for the first, second and the third place in group F. The first two spots will give them a place in the Euro 2016, while the third place will most likely give them another match against another tough opponent.

Northern Ireland vs Hungary

Before the match on September 7th Hungary will play against Romania in Budapest and Northern Ireland will visit the Faroe Islands to play on September 4th. For both teams these are lethal matches, and it might happen that both Hungary and Northern Ireland will come to this match on September 7th without any points from their previous match, or it might happen that both teams come with three points. No matter how they arrive to this match, they will fight like crazy for a win in this match and Hungary will want to revenge their 2-1 loss against Northern Ireland in Budapest.

The match will be played at Windsor Park starting at 20.45. If you can not be there, you can still watch the match online on Hungarian television, but for this to work you will need a Hungarian IP address. More about how you can watch this online can be found at

Oh, and we almost forgot – this match can also be watched online on Sky Sports, if you prefer English speaking commentators. Find out more on how you can watch Sky Sports online from all across the world here.

Belsonic 2015 in Belfast

Belsonic returns to Belfast this summer again with the best music acts from all over the world. It will be the 8th time this year that the festival opens its gates in Belfast.

Belsonic is an outdoor festival which has been taking place in Belfast each August since 2008 and it offers the best cultural programs, live concerts and performances and a lot of fun for all the visitors. Belsonic is definitely one of the best and most popular event during the summers in Belfast.

The confirmed line-up for Belsonic 2015 contains Rudimental + Duke Dumont, Paloma Faith + Guests, Sterophonics + The Coronas, Above & Beyond + Fehrplay & Lane 8, Bastille + Echosmith & Mini Mansions, All Time Low + twenty one pilots.

The Belsonic outdoor music festival will take place in the centre of Belfast at the Custom House Square and it will be held from 15th August 2015 to 26th August 2015. Tickets for the Belsonic festival are already available from £27.50 + booking fee.

Custom House Square, Belfast, BT1 2D

Top events in Belfast in 2015

In this short article we will list some of the best events in Belfast in 2015. Belfast is the capital and also the largest city of Northern Ireland.

Belfast events in 2015 Belfast quickly became one of the most vibrant cities in Europe and every year more and more tourists visit the city. Belfast always have plenty of programs, activities, various exhibitions, festivals and concerts every year and 2015 is not different from the previous years either. One of the most awaited festivals in Belfast is the Out to Lunch. The Out to Lunch is the biggest and most popular cultural event in the life of the city and it will be the festival’s 10th anniversary this year. The festival focuses on theatre, music, comedy, literature and drama. The three weeks long festival will take place from 2nd January to 25th January 2015. The main goal of the festival is to bring closer the different forms of art to the people.

Another great program for the year is the Slow Club which is a boy and a girl duo. They will give plenty of shows in February in Belfast, note that is a 18+ show.

Apart from the shows and festivals, in Belfast the best concerts of the biggest names of the music industry take place as well. This year visitors can enjoy the concerts of Nicki Minaj, Paul Simon, Placebo, Take That, One Direction, Neil Diamond, Simply Red and so on. Like in every European city each year when the weather gets chilly and cold the Christmas markets in the city appears.

The Christmas markets open around the last weeks of November and they are open until the end of December or the beginning of January.

If you want to know more on the events in Belfast and if you just want to know more on Belfast check the following site where you can read more useful information on the city and its programs.