Lough Neagh Christmas 2018

It's Christmas time again and we're bringing you the best pick of events from all corners of Lough Neagh. With a whole range events ranging from Christmas markets to arts & crafts, there's plenty to help everyone get in the Christmas spirit.

Switching on Christmas Lights

Event Name Date Find Out More
Antrim Christmas Light Swtich On 23rd Nov Antrim & Newtownabbey
Cookstown Christmas Light Switch On 23rd Nov Mid Ulster
Lurgan Christmas Lights Switch On 23rd Nov Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon
Dungannon Christmas Light Switch On 24th Nov Mid Ulster
Magherafelt Christmas Market and Light Switch On 24th – 25th Nov Mid Ulster
Brownlow Christmas Light Switch On 28th Nov Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon
Randalstown Switch On 30th Nov Antrim & Newtownabbey
Maghera Lights Switch On 1st Dec Mid Ulster
Coalisland Christmas Lights Switch On 2nd Dec Mid Ulster


Christmas Market

Event Name Date Find Out More
Randalstown Christmas Market 1st Dec Antrim & Newtownabbey
Winter Craft & Food Fair 24th – 25th Nov Mid Ulster
Christmas Fair at the Argory 1st – 2nd Dec Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon



Event Name Date Find Out More
A Christmas Carol at the Old Courthouse 24th Nov Antrim & Newtownabbey
Studio Symphony Orchestra 24th Nov Lisburn & Castlereagh
Cinderella 29th Nov – 1st Dec Mid & East Antrim
Willow Stars 1st Dec Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon
Little Red Riding Hood Pantomine 1st – 8th Dec Lisburn & Castlereagh
Jack & The Beanstalk 5th – 15th Dec Antrim & Newtownabbey
Carol & Jimmy’s Christmas Cracker 7th Dec Mid Ulster
Puss in Boots Panto 7th – 22nd Dec Mid & East Antrim
Christmas Carol Show 8th Dec Antrim & Newtownabbey
December Christmas Door Wreath 8th Dec Mid Ulster
Christmas Country Showtime 8th Dec Mid Ulster
Twinkle & Mistletoe (Adults) 12th Dec Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon
Island Youth Theatre – Tinseltown 13th Dec Lisburn & Castlereagh
Bluegrass at Christmas with Cool Hand String Band 14th Dec Mid Ulster
Christmas Celebration Concert 14th Dec Mid Ulster
Santa Letter Writing 14th Dec Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon
Sperrin Choir: A Celebration of Christmas 20th – 21st Dec Mid Ulster Council
Jack & The Beanstalk Pantomine 21st Dec Lisburn & Castlereagh
It’s A Wonderful Life 22th Dec Antrim & Newtownabbey
The Elves & The Shoemaker 28th Dec Mid Ulster

Crafts & Activities

Event Name Date Find Out More
Clay Christmas Workshop (7-11) 24th Nov Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon
Ceramic Platters Craft Workshop 24th Nov Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon
Christmas Willow Weaving 26th Nov Mid Ulster
Festive Mini Trees Workshop (7-12) 1st Dec Mid Ulster
Children’s Christmas Candle Making 1st Dec Mid Ulster
Cinnamon Spice & All Things Nice 1st Dec Lisburn & Castlereagh
Christmas Floral Art 5th Dec Mid Ulster
Christmas Wreath Making Workshop 8th Dec Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon
Santa Letter Writing 14th Dec Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon
Christmas Floral Art 15th Dec Mid Ulster
Festive Candle Making 15th Dec Mid Ulster
Christmas Crafts for Kids 15th Dec Mid Ulster
Christmas Wreath Making Workshop 15th Dec Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon

Christmas Events

Event Name Date Link
Santa at Balance House 24th Nov The Ballance House
Dungannon Magical Christmas Kingdom 24th – 25th Nov Mid Ulster
Step Into Christmas 30th Nov – 1st Dec Mid Ulster
Ian Samson’s December Stories 6th Dec Mid Ulster
Santa’s Magical Grotto 6th – 19th Dec Mid Ulster
Christmas Tree Festival 6th – 9th Dec Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon
Enchanted Winter Garden 7th – 17th Dec Antrim & Newtownabbey
Christmas Art Festival Day 8th Dec Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon
Live Nativity Scenes 8th – 30th Dec Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon
Snow Tubing with Santa 15th – 23rd Dec Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon
An Evening of inclusive Enchantment 18th Dec Antrim & Newtownabbey



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