The BFS: What’s happening in Belfast this week

The BFS: What’s happening in Belfast this week

Our top tips for things to do in Belfast this coming week.

Once Upon A Time In Belfast

  • Enjoy two ‘enchanted evenings’ on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 November
  • Based on this year’s Christmas theme ‘Once Upon a Time in Belfast’, visitors will be able to enjoy a dazzling array of street performances, light projections, music, dance and window animations over the weekend of 20-21 November.
  • More info at

Enchanted evenings

C.S.Lewis Festival returns

Christmas Market at the City Hall

Wish Upon A Christmas Star trail

  • Embrace everything magical with the Belfast One ‘Wish Upon a Christmas Star’ trail,
  • 20 November – 23 December.
  • A free, family friendly trail will take kids and adults around Belfast City Centre collecting clues based on fairy tale favourites.
  • Answer all questions correctly to be in with the chance of winning a £250 Belfast City Centre Gift Card.
  • Visit

A Christmas Carol at the Grand Opera House

  • Belfast Operatic Company revives their sell-out production of A Christmas Carol this week.
  • This sparkling, magical and energetic musical adaptation of a classic family tale will be the perfect start to your festive season.
  • Tickets at

 A Christmas Carol poster

Waterfront and Ulster Hall highlights 

It’s a busy week at these 2 theatres! 

  • Grayson Perry at Waterfront Hall- 17th
  • Kodaline at Waterfront Hall - 18th
  • Lost in Music at Ulster Hall - 18th
  • Ryan McMullan at Waterfront Hall - 19th & 20th
  • James Smith Live at Ulster Hall - 21st
  • More details

Coming soon to Belfast

We, Us, Them Exhibition 

  • Belfast Exposed launches a new taster exhibition of the project ‘We, Us, Them’ in collaboration with the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne
  • Thursday 25th November - 23rd December in the Studio Gallery.
  • The exhibition is supported by the UK/Australia Season and is a collaboration between the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Arts Council for Northern Ireland.
  • The exhibition will focus on racism and how communities are viewed and stereotyped globally
  • More info at

Northern Ireland’s first Cineworld opens in Belfast’s Odyssey on Friday 10th December.

  • The new cinema will feature 13 state-of-the-art screens including an IMAX® Laser auditorium, a multi-sensory 4DX extreme cinema experience, and ScreenX - which is a 270-degree wrap-around screen.
  • For more updates on Cineworld Belfast visit the Cineworld Belfast Facebook page and for information on Cineworld Cinemas, please visit:

 Cineworld Belfast


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