In pictures: Belfast’s Christmas market

City Hall in Belfast at Christmas, Northern Ireland

We’re approaching the start of December, the weather’s getting chilly and the scarf and gloves have been dug out of the cupboard. It can mean only one thing – Christmas market season is coming. I love a good Christmas market and will be sipping vin chaud at one in Paris later this month, but for now I’m revisiting my trip to Belfast. The Continental Christmas Market there is held outside City Hall and is full of the usual mix of food, drink and gift stalls. There’s a real multinational feel with stallholders coming from over 30 different countries – so you can get a crepe, bratwurst, springbok burger or paella to go along with your gluwein or mulled cider, and even pick up a ‘raindeer’ to take home with you.

Christmas markets in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Christmas markets in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Christmas markets in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Christmas markets in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Christmas markets in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Christmas markets in Belfast, Northern Ireland

2014’s Belfast’s Christmas Market is being held at City Hall from 15 November to 21 December and is open 10am–8pm on Monday–Wednesdays, 10am–10pm on Thursday–Saturday, and 1pm–6pm on Sunday.

Comments

  1. says

    Very nice! Our Christmas market starts on Thursday… I can’t wait!

    Somebody recently found my blog by searching for “raindeer” biscuits. I imagined a deer made up of little rain drops…

  2. says

    Looks lovely, I’m yet to head to Liverpool’s christmas markets, can’t wait to get my hands on some tasty food! Great post!
    Lauren
    paradiselosttravels.wordpress.com

    • says

      I’ve spent a couple of Christmases in Australia and it felt so strange for me being hot and sunny, it’s definitely a lot different in Europe but if it snows then it’s so beautiful!

  3. says

    I can only imagine getting a taste of all those sumptuous Christmas treats! I hope my city also hosts one like these…but, instead we get bazaars with very few Christmas spirit on it!!! Either way, it’s C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S!!!!

  4. says

    I love European Christmas markets! I was lucky enough to get to Germany in 2006 and visit a few brilliant ones and have been hankering to get back there ever since. Your post has made my feet even itchier than normal!

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