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Belfast Christmas Lights Switch-On: How to get tickets

The annual Christmas Lights Switch-On in Belfast will take place on Saturday, November 18, with tickets for the free event available from Friday.

Organised by Belfast City Council, the festive season will kick off with help from: The Twirlywoos, Bing and Flop, the Cool FM Breakfast crew, Milkshake Live’s Derek and Jen, and Cavehill Primary School choir.

The huge event will take place from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in front of City Hall, with an evening of musical fun awaits with mini shows and traditional carols before the big switch on.

Ahead of the big night, Belfast City Council have released the following ticket information:

  • This event is free but tickets are required.
  • Tickets will be available from the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre online or in person from 9am on Friday 3 November.
  • Tickets are restricted to four per person. This year a ‘print at home’ option has been added, please remember to click through for your tickets as the email confirmation will not suffice as a booking. If you have any specific access requirements please call 028 9024 6609.
  • Full terms and conditions of entry apply. Tickets must be collected by 5pm on Thursday 16 November.

As well as the the Christmas Lights Switch-On, the grounds of City Hall will also play host to the award-winning Belfast Christmas Market.

It'll open its doors at 12 noon on Saturday, November 18 and will stay until 6pm on Saturday, December 23.

Parents can also post their child’s Christmas wishes to the North Pole via the post box beside Santa's grotto in the market. Each child who posts their letter with a return address before Tuesday 19 December will receive a response from Santa himself.

For more information call 028 9024 6609 or visit


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