Local Events

Our great location ensures lots of events are within easy access.

Belfast Christmas Market 2017

Saturday, 18th Nov 2017 to Saturday, 23rd Dec 2017

The Belfast Christmas Market returns to City Hall on Saturday 18 November from 12 noon. And, with even more variety for all you Christmas market lovers to choose from, this year’s Christmas market is set to be the best yet.

Inside you’ll find an exciting selection of hand-painted pottery, continental food, decorations, and a wide range of festive arts and crafts from across Europe and beyond. For those of you with a sweet tooth, you’ll even be able to take a trip down Candy Alley.

Santa's Grotto will be open from:

Monday to Wednesday, 11am – 6pm

Thursday and Friday, 11am – 7pm

Saturday, 11am – 6pm

Sunday, 12pm – 6pm

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Winter Fair 2017

Thursday, 14th Dec 2017

The Winter Fair is celebrating its 32nd anniversary this year on Thursday 14th December.

The Winter Fair is the meeting place for the dairy industry in Northern Ireland, where top class cattle compete for the title of supreme champion and trade stands display innovation industry advances.

Visitors will see the highest quality of dairy cattle livestock on show as well as having the opportunity to find out what the industry has to offer. It also provides an excellent vehicle for exhibitors to market their products and services to the dairy farming industry and with over 9,000sqm of trade space available this event is one not to be missed.

The event features showing classes for Holstein, Aryshire, Dairy Shorthorn and Jersey breeds.

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The Down Royal Boxing Day Races

Tuesday, 26th Dec 2017

The Down Royal Corporation of Horsebreeders was created in 1685 by Royal Charter from King James II, the objective being the encouragement of horse breeding in the County of Down. Down Royal Racecourse has brought the "Sport of Kings " to generations of people in Ulster since then, and is proud to boast some of the most modern facilities for any race-goer.

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NI Motorcycle Festival 2018

Friday, 2nd Feb 2018 to Sunday, 4th Feb 2018

The 2018 N.I Motorcycle Festival will include all the top motorcycle manufacturers who will be exhibiting their latest range of road bikes, quads and motocrossers. The motocross village will be back again with all the latest motocross bikes plus motocross gear and off road motorcycle clubs with all the information on how to get involved. Northern Ireland Karting Association will be there with a display of karting and information and advice on how to get involved in the world of karting.

Motor Cycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) will have their stand with information on 2018 dates for road racing, short circuits and trials plus details on how to go racing. Classic and vintage motorcycle clubs will be having a hall of their own to display their bikes and auto jumble.

The Machinery Show 2018

Wednesday, 21st Feb 2018 to Thursday, 22nd Feb 2018

The Spring Farm Machinery Show will be returning to the Eikon Exhibition Centre at Balmoral Park on the 21st & 22nd February 2018. This fantastic machinery event features various agricultural and construction equipment and this is a must not miss for any potential customer.


* Livestock Equipment Tools

* Agricultural, Construction and Gardening Machinery

* Ground Care

* Slurry, Muck and Irrigation

* Animal Health

* Diversiform and Renewables

* Business Management Advice

* Business Finance

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Dubshed 2018

Saturday, 7th Apr 2018 to Sunday, 8th Apr 2018


Northern Ireland’s largest car show, Dubshed, is back at the Eikon Exhibition Centre on the 7th & 8th April 2018.

The event is open to all German car brands, with coveted inside and outside spaces available to show cars. Entrants come from far and wide as they attempt to win one one of the 70 trophies on offer.

In 2017, the event had 700 entrants and verged on 10,000 attendees. Put a reminder in your calendar, Dubshed will be a spectacle not to be missed this coming April!

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"Perfect for a large family trip" A large group of us stayed here for a family wedding. The large manor house was perfect for the bulk of the family and the breakfast room provided a perfect space for singalongs, drinks and laughs. Smaller arms of the family stayed in the nearby cottages, well within walking distance. The cottages were well equipped, quiet, comfortable and furnished to a really high standard. Both the manor house and cottages had wifi too, in case anyone wonders! It's also perfectly positioned to get out and explore NI, while the nearby Moira provides lovely pubs, restaurants and shops. Stayed July 2016, travelled with family

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