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Embrace the magic of the Maritime Mile this festive season! Enjoy an evening stroll along the waterfront to see the dazzling Christmas Lights or discover the  Edwardian Christmas Explorer Trail throughout the Titanic Experience and SS Nomadic! There’s plenty to enjoy along the Mile day and night!

Your Guide to the Festive Light Walk on the Maritime Mile

A walk around the Maritime Mile this Christmas is sure to fill your heart with festive joy!

What better place to enjoy a festive walk than along the city’s glistening waterfront? Your first port of call – the Odyssey and Abercorn Marina. There you will find the latest addition to the visitor experience, SoundYard. SoundYard is an impressive installation which, when activated by motion sensors, creates a noise with a striking resemblance to the sounds of hammering once heard from the shipyards. SoundYard is beautifully lit up this festive season, the sights (and sounds) are not to missed!

Continue around the harbour, past the Belfast Buoys and the dazzling Christmas lights to 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 adorned in twinkling fairy lights draped elegantly across the decks.

The bright lights at Titanic Belfast are a spectacular sight to behold. The building is illuminated in festive red, and the cascading lights are almost as tall as Titanic’s bow!

Experience the true legend of RMS Titanic with a self-guided tour over nine interactive galleries at Titanic Belfast. There will be lots of Christmas surprises and seasonal scenes to discover along the way. For the perfect picture moment, head to Titanic Sign – the perfect sparkly backdrop for that all important festive selfie!

Your final stop on the Festive Lights trail is the Great Light. The Great Light is one of the largest optics of its kind ever built in the world and is around 130 years old. This Christmas, the Great Light is lit up in red – it’s so bright even Santa can see it from his sleigh!

So, it’s time to wrap up warm and discover the magical Christmas lights along the Maritime Mile today!

Christmas at Titanic Belfast

Embrace the magic of Christmas with your family at Titanic Belfast from Saturday 20th November.

Join Father Christmas’ Chief Elf for carol singing and festive fun as we switch on our spectacular Christmas lights at 1pm. There will be lots of Christmas surprises and seasonal scene photo opportunities to discover on your visit – why not make a wish on our Wishing Tree and who knows, maybe your Christmas wish will come true!

Discover our new Edwardian Christmas Explorer Trail through the Titanic Experience filled with fun facts about Christmas during that era. There’s a certificate and festive surprise for every successful explorer! From 1st – 20th December Kids Go Free, what better time to visit?! Plus, we’re hosting a special Festive Fayre on 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th December where you’ll find lots of local traders selling seasonal handcrafted wares, perfect for those unique stocking fillers!

With so much to see and do, a visit to Titanic Belfast is a must this festive season!

Meet Santa at W5!

Santa has taken up residence in his magical new home inside the recently reimagined W5.

The shop on W5’s ground floor has been transformed into a magical kingdom, with a series of charming shopfronts with festive window displays and twinkling lights, leading to a small winding alley, where you can meet the Big Man himself on selected dates through to Thursday 23rd December.

Meet Santa is an add-on experience, priced at £10 per child and includes a gift. Capacity is limited and pre-booking is essential, click here

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Aardman Animate It LIVE! at Christmas

W5 has teamed up with the world-famous, award-winning animation studio Aardman, creators of Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Morph to create an immersive live show with a festive twist!

From Friday 3rd December, W5’s new festive, interactive live show, Aardman Animate It LIVE! at Christmas will launch in AMAZE, W5’s immersive events space. Running on selected dates until Sunday 2nd January, the show will explore how animations are made, with a helping hand from Aardman’s favourite characters, a budding animator, director and an Aardman expert. Visitors will get top tips on how to create stop-frame animation and could even become the star of an animated movie! Entrance is free with admission, but capacity is limited, so pre-booking is essential, click here

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‘Tis the Season to Staycation at the 4 Star AC Hotel by Marriott

Enjoy easy parking, comfy beds, great food and titanic views from the hotels unique riverside location on Belfast’s Maritime Mile.
Whether it is a mid-week treat or a weekend get-away check out our overnight packages starting from as little as £75 room only.

Book today on-line at or contact the hotel direct on 028 9531 3180,

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Christmas & New Year Dining Novelli at City Quays

We’ve decked the halls, planned a mouth-watering menu brimming with fresh local produce, curated Christmas cocktails and added the trimmings – ready to welcome you this Christmas and New Year.

Enjoy three courses for £29.95 from our Christmas Menu available from Friday 19th November. We also offer Private Dining and Christmas Socials for groups with packages ranging from £20 – £45 per person.

Book today on-line at or contact the restaurant direct on 028 9531 3191


Christmas at RSPB Belfast's Window on Wildlife!

Celebrate your inner Robin on a Robin Robin Christmas adventure trail at RSPB Belfast's Window on Wildlife!

To celebrate Aardman’s new festive tale about a young robin trying to fit in, which debuts on Netflix on 24 November – something WoW is coming to Belfast. Join us to discover your inner robin and complete the outdoor adventure trail. Learn to sing like a robin, find your superpower and use all your senses to connect with the robin within. Runs from 24 November until 10 January, no need to book – just drop in during opening hours.

Closed Tuesdays, Christmas Day, and Christmas Eve. Activity packs cost £3 and normal admission charges also apply. For more info click here

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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.

Festive Events


Festive Fayre

Join Titanic Belfast as they host their first ever Festive Fayre in the Andrews Gallery this December!
Sun 5 Dec
Sat 11 Dec
Sun 12 Dec
  • Tickets: Free
  • Duration: 4 hrs

W5 Late

W5 Late
Thu 16 Dec
  • Tickets: £15-24
  • Duration: 4 hrs

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