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The countdown to Christmas is well and truly on and there is lots of festive fun happening along the Maritime Mile! From Harbour Light walks, visiting Santa to festive feasts and afternoon teas, there is plenty to do day or night.

The Christmas Harbour Lights Trail on the Maritime Mile

A walk around the Maritime Mile is sure to clock up 10,000 steps as you celebrate the festive season or kick start the New Year!

What better place to enjoy a festive walk than along the city’s glistening waterfront, day or night? Your first port of call – the Odyssey and Abercorn Marina. There you will find SoundYard, an impressive installation that recreates the sounds of hammering once heard from the shipyards. SoundYard is beautifully lit up this festive season, the sights (and sounds) are not to be missed!

Continue around the harbour, past the Belfast Buoys and the dazzling lights to the Hamilton Dock, home to the SS Nomadic. This ship was the tender to RMS Titanic and the last remaining White Star Line ship in the world! Discover the historic ship’s decks, funnels and gangways elegantly illuminated.

The bright lights at Titanic Belfast are a spectacular sight to behold. The building is illuminated, and the cascading lights are almost as tall as Titanic’s bow! For the perfect picture moment, head to the Titanic Sign – the ultimate backdrop for that all important Instagram shot.

Your final stop on the Harbour Lights trail is the Great Light, one of the largest optics of its kind ever built in the world and is around 130 years old, illuminated for everyone to see at night.

Fancy going a little further? Head round to HMS Caroline and the Thompson Dock and Pump House, the new home of Titanic Distillers, coming this Winter.

So, wrap up warm and discover the magical lights along the Maritime Mile!

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A Magical Christmas Experience at Titanic Belfast

Watch the excitement unfold as Father Christmas and his Elves count down to their favourite night of the year at Titanic Belfast Magical Christmas Experience.

Journey through the Enchanted Forest to make a wish by the Magical Wishing Tree, before stepping through the Old Curiosity Shop to enter the Elves’ Workshop!

Visit Mrs Claus in her cosy kitchen to hear Christmas tales, stop by the bustling post office to write and post your Christmas letter and peek into the toy shop where the Elves have been hard at work, before letting your creative juices flow with some arts and crafts!

Finally, wrap up your Magical Christmas Experience by having your name checked off our ‘Naughty or Nice’ list by our Chief Elf – those on the ‘Nice’ list will get to meet Father Christmas!

Make Christmas memories to last a lifetime!

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Festive Events at Titanic Belfast

Festive Afternoon Tea
RUNNING 4TH, 11TH & 18TH DECEMBER

Festive Afternoon Tea

Festive Fayre
11AM-3PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Festive Fayre

Festive Fayre
11AM-3PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Festive Fayre

Festive Fayre
11AM-3PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Festive Fayre

An Enchanted Christmas at W5

From 26th November, W5 are decking the halls for some festive family fun this Christmas.

On selected dates, you can enjoy an array of seasonal experiences, including a visit to Santa and a brand-new immersive theatre shows.

Santa Square at W5

Take a look at what is happening at W5 this Christmas

The Storyteller’s Winter Tales
VARIOUS TIMES DAILY FROM 1ST DEC-1ST JAN

The Storyteller’s Winter Tales

Santa Square
RUNNING ON SELECTED DATES FROM 26TH NOV-23RD DEC

Santa Square

Snowball Fight at W5
EXPERIENCE WILL RUN DAILY FROM 11AM - 5PM

Snowball Fight at W5

The North Pole Post Office at W5
EXPERIENCE WILL RUN DAILY FROM 11AM - 5PM

The North Pole Post Office at W5

Get festive with RSPB NI this Christmas!

This Christmas, RSPB NI invites you to join them at Belfast’s Window on Wildlife for a range of festive activities for all the family.

Step into Santa’s grotto for a visit with Mrs Claus and the workshop elves, before cosying up for a Christmas movie screening with hot chocolate and festive treats. Celebrate your inner Robin on a Robin Robin adventure trail around the reserve and discover the magic of Christmas with RSPB NI.

‘Tis the season for creating memories with loved ones, so why not come along to our Christmas workshop and add a touch of homemade charm to your Christmas decorations this year. We’ll be sharing top tips on making the festive season a little ‘greener’ using sustainable materials.

Start your Christmas with RSPB NI and enjoy the festive surroundings of Belfast’s Window on Wildlife, with seasonal treats and hot chocolate while creating lasting memories with friends and family

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Robin Robin Trail
26 NOV 2022 - 06 JAN 2023, 10.00AM - 4.00PM

Robin Robin Trail

Decorate your home this Christmas with RSPB
03 DEC 2022, 4.00PM - 6.00PM

Decorate your home this Christmas with RSPB

Mrs Claus and Robin Robin
SLOTS RUNNING AT 11AM & 2PM

Mrs Claus and Robin Robin

Festive Feasts at Novelli at City Quays

We’re decking the halls, planning mouth-watering menus, curating Christmas cocktails and adding the trimmings to ensure our guests have an exceptional time together in our stunning riverside restaurant.

Whether it’s a laid back lunch or lively dinner with friends, colleagues or family, Novelli’s has the perfect dining options for your festive get together.

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Celebrate a Titanic Christmas at Titanic Hotel Belfast

If you’re planning a festive family get together, or a sparkling soirée with colleagues, celebrating Yuletide with friends, or fancy an escape from shopping in the city centre, Titanic Hotel Belfast is the perfect choice this festive season.

Call in after a morning of Christmas shopping for spot of Festive Afternoon Tea or visit Santa in his grotto as he plans to visit the hotel every Sunday in December before his busiest night of the year, Christmas Eve. Book your Christmas hotel break with family and friends and set sail into 2023 with our New Year’s Eve accommodation package.

Give the Gift of Experience!

Help your loved ones plan their next trip to the Maritime Mile with gift vouchers to special deals on Vertigo Christmas vouchers and a Trio of Treat gift vouchers available at Titanic Hotel Belfast. Or maybe even treat them to a bottle of Titanic Distillers Whiskey!

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