Belfast Christmas lights switch on

A Christmas tree lit for the festive season

Belfast gets ready for Christmas on the 14 November when the city switches on its Christmas lights.

Belfast's Lord Mayor Nichola Mallon will officially switch on the lights outside of Belfast city hall to mark the start of the festive season with the help of children's TV cartoon favourites Ben and Holly.

As well as the city's Christmas lights being switched on, Belfast's Christmas market starts at 12 noon on the same day.

Organisers and those attending the Belfast Christmas lights switch on will be hoping for a clear, dry evening so all can enjoy the festive spectacular.

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14 November - Check the local weather forecast if you are going to see the Belfast Christmas lights switch on.

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Check the local Belfast weather forecast to see whether you will need your winter woollies while you're out in the city centre.

To find out further information about the evening, visit the  Belfast City Council official website.

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