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What's on in Northern Ireland Dec 18-24 - Imelda May, The Coronas, Home Alone...

It's the final countdown to Christmas and there's loads of events on across Northern Ireland to get you in the festive mood - as well as some great music on offer.

1. Bubbles in a Boat

  • Derry~Londonderry, December 2-24

Go on a Christmas cruise with Bubbles the elf and help him find the missing items from Santa’s sleigh.

Afterwards make a Christmas clay tile with Mrs Claus and enjoy hot chocolate and a Christmas cookie.

To book call 028 7136 3133

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2. AMAZEing Christmas Crafts

  • The MAC, Belfast, December 16-31

Just like Hansel and Gretel, get lost this Christmas in The MAC's aMAZEing crafty workshop.

Make your own Christmassy 3D maze and unwrap the puzzle to help Hansel and Gretel find their way home.

To book your ticket visit

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3. Titanic Tea and Movie Experience

  • Titanic Belfast, December 19

Join Titanic Belfast as they kickstart their programme of events celebrating the 20th Anniversary of 'Titanic: The Movie'.

Celebrate this milestone anniversary in the opulent Titanic Suite as Titanic Belfast host a red-carpet movie themed Afternoon Tea by the replica Grand Staircase - perfect for the ultimate movie fan to enjoy the film in First Class style.

For more information, visit

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4. Frank's Place

  • Grand Opera House, Belfast. December 20-22

A festive evening with the top Frank Sinatra Tribute around.

Enjoy a delicious two course dinner in the intimate surroundings of the Baby Grand Studio Theatre and let musical maestro Paul Holgate take you back to a by-gone era with swing classics such as Chicago, I Get A Kick Out of You, That’s Life and of course, one of the greatest songs of our time, My Way.

For more information, visit

5. Christmas With The Ragdolls

  • Ulster Hall, Belfast, December 20

Celebrate this festive season in style in the company of The Ragdolls - Europe's Number One Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute show.

The Ragdolls will recreate the magic, the moves, the costumes and most importantly, the sensational falsetto harmonies on hits such as Oh, What a Night, Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry and of course Rag Doll, as well as on a selection of Christmas party songs.

For more information, visit

6. Imelda May

  • Belfast Waterfont, December 20

Featuring members of her longtime band with some additional incredible musicians, the new line up brings the wonderful new material and old favourites to full colour whilst also showcasing Imelda’s unique ability to evoke the purest of emotion using her voice as her sole instrument.

For more information, visit

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7. Winter Solstice

  • Co. Armagh, December 21

Applaud the arrival of the Winter Solstice with a wonderful celebration which mirrors how the Celts would have celebrated such an occasion at the Navan Centre and Fort.

In the company of the Celts, follow some traditions and customs associated with the Winter Solstice, before taking part in a lantern-lit walk to Navan Fort, where re-enactors will welcome the breaking of dawn.

For more information, visit

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8. The Coronas

  • Ulster Hall, Belfast, December 21

The Coronas return to Belfast’s iconic Ulster Hall after having performed festival slots all summer at Sea Sessions, Live At The Marquee Cork, Galway Arts Festival & Indiependence as well as their biggest ever headline show in The Royal Hospital at Kilmainham Dublin in July.

Their latest Belfast show comes following the release of their new album Trust The Wire.

For more information, visit

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9. 2017 Winter Gathering - Causeway Coast Foodie Tours

  • Coleraine, December 22-30

2017 Winter Gathering is an informal boat trip on the beautiful River Bann offering a relaxed and informative afternoon of whiskey sampling, food tasting and a light sprinkling of stunning scenery and wildlife on the Bann Estuary.

A marvellous opportunity to appreciate this historic town from a different perspective at this most wonderful time of the year.

For more information, visit

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10. Home Alone

  • Belfast Waterfront, December 23

See one of the most popular Christmas moves of all time on the Waterfront’s big, big screen and be part of Belfast’s biggest Christmas movie audience.

Eight year-old Kevin’s (Macaulay Culkin) excitement at having been accidentally left home alone for Christmas soon turns sour when he discovers two burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) plotting to break in and that he alone must protect the family home…

For more information, visit


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