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  1. Christmas 2022 details
    On Saturday 19 November from 12 noon – 7pm, enjoy a bit of Christmas magic with a perfect family day out in the City of Bangor. With an indoor and outdoor market, festive music, delicious food and drink, arts and crafts, children’s entertainment, and a traditional carousel.
    1. Newtownards Christmas 2022 details
      Join us for fantastic seasonal fun in Newtownards this festive season. The Christmas Market returns along with festive entertainment and Santa’s Grotto at The Precinct, South Street.
      1. Design of lit up Christmas tree

        Love Christmas in Ards and North Down...The crisp winter days, shorter days and longer nights mean Christmas is upon us. The season of goodwill, hope, gratitude and merriment. The season where we get to stop for a few days and enjoy eachothers company over the holidays.

      More festive events... 
      1. Animated drawing of Santa legs sticking out of the snowy chimney
        It's the day before Christmas Eve... and children of all ages love a panto at Christmas! Cheerful chimney-sweep Rudi is cleaning all the chimneys – to make sure they are ready for Santa – but Rudi gets a very nasty shock! One very big chimney is well and truly blocked… and not with soot… but with toys…! Supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council
        1. 11 Dec 2022
      2. Festive Wreath & Table Centrepiece Making Workshops
        Join us for festive wreath and table centrepiece making workshops this December - made using foraged materials from the grounds of the museum.
        1. foraged leaves and other materials on a blue table
          Connect with nature and make your own Christmas wreath with foraged materials
          1. 10 Dec 2022
        2. Ballycopeland Windmill Santa Experience, Meet Santa and get a gift,  Storytelling with Mrs Claus and Make your own Christmas Decoration for £14.95
          Ballycopeland WindMill Santa Experience
          1. 3 Dec 202211 Dec 2022
        3. Winter Wreaths
          Forage for winter greenery and create a bespoke handmade winter wreath at the exclusive Clandeboye Estate.
          1. 3 Dec 2022
          2. 3 Dec 2022
          3. 4 Dec 2022
        4. A Choral Christmas at Portico, image of bauble.
          This ‘new’ cathedral choir brings together some of the finest singers in Northern Ireland who lead the liturgy and worship of Belfast Cathedral and who recently made their debut album, A Belfast Christmas, for Resonus Classics.
          1. Christmas at Cultra
            Get festive this December at Ulster Folk Museum and soak up the seasonal sights and smells of a traditional, rural Christmas from over 100 years ago.
            1. Family Fun at Ulster Transport Museum
              Take some time out from the hustle and bustle of December madness and enjoy some festive fun at the Ulster Transport Museum.
              1. Christmas Evenings at Ulster Folk Museum
                Enjoy a night of Christmas magic in Ballycultra
                1. 9 Dec 2022
                2. 16 Dec 2022
              2. Visit Father Christmas at Ulster Folk Museum
                Experience a magical visit with Father Christmas in the Ulster Folk Museum
                1. 10 Dec 202211 Dec 2022
                2. 17 Dec 202218 Dec 2022
                3. 20 Dec 202223 Dec 2022
              3. Carol singing in the church at Ulster Folk Museum
                A magical evening of traditional carols with the Fortwilliam Musical Society
                1. 14 Dec 2022
              4. a  blacksmith at ulster folk museum
                Get hands-on this Christmas with our blacksmithing workshop.
                1. 2 Dec 2022
                2. 9 Dec 2022
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