27/11/2015

Eight More NI Christmas Markets

Northern Ireland is not well-known for its inviting winter weather. However, its people are well-known for not being easily put off – so offer them a good enough reason to brave the bracing chill and ever-present threat of a downpour and they will be there. And what better reason could there be than a fine winter market.

Below is list of eight more of the finest seasonal markets across Northern Ireland...

Missed part one of this feature? Catch up here.

Meet the Maker Exhibition

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Don't miss this wonderful exhibition of seasonal local handcrafted and inspired gifts for Christmas, hosted in the Space Gallery in Ards Crafts.

Ards Crafts is a contemporary retail Craft and Design Centre showcasing and selling work by some of the most talented Makers from the Ards and North Down Borough and across Northern Ireland.

The Centre is open throughout the year and offers a complimentary gift wrapping service.

05 – 24 December. 09:15 to 17:00 daily. Free admission.

Ards Crafts, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards, Co. Down, BT23 4AD

ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk

Corrymeela Christmas Open Day Market

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The Christmas themed market will be visiting Corrymeela Community Open Day on Saturday, 12 December.

You'll be amazed at the quality of the local produce and handcrafted goods with a varying range of traders. Come along, browse and pick up that special Christmas gift. Corrymeela Community have organised a full programme of events including crafts, goodies, kids activities, face painting and much more. Santa will also be making an appearance. A fun day out for all the family. This annual event is not to be missed.

Corrymeela, 5 Drumaroan Rd, Ballycastle, Co Antrim, BT54 6QU

naturallynorthcoastandglens.co.uk

Christmas Craft Market at Flowerfield

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Do you seem to spend each Christmas scratching your head to think of unique gift ideas for the special people in your life?

Then look no further than Flowerfield Arts Centre in Portstewart, which offers the perfect solution. The award-winning arts centre will welcome another major Christmas Craft Market and exhibition until Saturday 19th December.

Offering unique hand-made crafts for sale at affordable prices, from some of the most exciting craftmakers in Northern Ireland. 09.30 - 17.00 Monday – Friday with late night opening each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday until 20:30. 10:00 - 14:00 Saturdays.

Flowerfield Arts Centre, 185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart, Co Londonderry, BT55 7HU

flowerfield.org

The Fine & Dandy Christmas Market

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Held monthly at the Crescent Arts Centre, the Fine & Dandy Market showcases the work of independent artists, designers, illustrators and crafters alongside collectors of records, books, vintage wares and quality local food and drink produce.

Further information and lists of each month's exhibitors can be found on our website – fineanddandymarket.co.uk.

11:30 – 15:30. Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Road, BT7 1NH

Christmas at St George's Market

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St George's Market will be extending its opening hours again this Christmas, giving market visitors even more time to purchase that all important special gift!
  • Saturday 19 December 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday 20 December 10am - 5pm
  • Monday 21 December 9am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 22 December 9am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 23 December 9am -6pm
  • Thursday 24 December 8am - 2pm
  • Friday 25 December - Closed
  • Saturday 26 December - Closed
  • Sunday 27 December Closed
  • Friday 1 January 2016 - Closed
  • Saturday 2 January 2016 9am - 3pm (normal opening hours)
  • Sunday 3 January 2016 10am - 4pm (normal opening hours)
St George's Market, 12-20 East Bridge Street, BT1 3NQ

The Very Christmassy Vintage and Handmade Fair

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Frock Around The Clock will be returning to Lisburn for The Very Christmassy Vintage & Handmade Fair on Saturday 5th December, 11am - 5pm, and will feature up to 40 stalls of vintage, handcrafted & upcycled fashion, furniture, homewares and collectibles, textiles and decor, jewellery, sweet treats, toys, art, craft, gifts, artisan food, children & baby wear & much more!

Saint Patrick's Pastoral Centre, 29 Chapel Hill, Lisburn, BT28 1EP

frockfairsni.com

Christmas Fayre at Victoria Square

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Sample the very best of local festive delights at the Christmas Fayre at Victoria Square. With crafts, gifts, food and more you'll be spoilt for choice. All items are hand/homemade across the North and South of Ireland.

Runs daily (except Saturdays) from 06 Sunday – 24 Thursday December.

Victoria Square, 1 Victoria Square, BT1 4QG

victoriasquare.com

Georgian Christmas in Strangford

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Mary Delaney, wife of the Dean of Down writes about their Christmas celebrations in 1745 when they visited Bernard Ward, Baron Bangor and his wife Lady Mary at Castle Ward Estate.
These accounts give us a wonderful insight to the Christmas fayre of the period.
The Cuan will recreate this spirit of opulence and festive foods to offer you a unique Christmas experience.

Saturday 12 and 19 December

Dinner: £29.95 pp, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast: £69.00 pps
Cuan Licensed Guest Inn, 4 The Square, Strangford Village, BT30 7ND

thecuan.com

Now check out the best Christmas gifts of 2015 here.


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