Festive fun this Christmas…in Northern Ireland

Staff get into the festive spirit

We've decked the halls, dressed the trees and made the mince pies. Come and celebrate the festive season with us and make magical Christmas memories...

Santa Experience

It wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Santa. Meet Father Christmas when he stops at Castle Ward, Mount Stewart, Castle Coole and The Argory.  As Father Christmas is a very busy man please call and book in advance if you want to visit him this festive season.

Enjoy the Santa Experience at Mount Stewart

Book your Father Christmas experience 

Meet Father Christmas at one of our special places and enjoy a magical Christmas experience. Please book your Santa experience early to avoid disappointment as Mr Claus is a very popular man!

Festive film fun

Rowallane Garden, 17-18 and 24-25 November

Wrap up warm, grab a hot chocolate or tasty treat and enjoy a special film screening in the Barn at Rowallane Garden.

You'll find a range of handmade gifts at our Christmas fairs
handmade gifts at a Christmas Fair
You'll find a range of handmade gifts at our Christmas fairs

Christmas markets and fairs

 Christmas Craft Fair at Castle Ward, 24 - 25 November

The perfect way to start Christmas at Castle Ward. Presented inside the atmospheric setting of this 18th-centure housem, come along and meet some of Northern Ireland's leading artists, designers and makers in the world of ceramics, jewellery and textiles and buy the perfect bespoke gift for Christmas.

The Argory Christmas Fair, 1-2 December

Featuring a number of craft, food and drink stalls, as well as traditional festive entertainment. Soak up the wonderful atmopshere and see the house decorated for Christmas.

Yuletide Market, Rowallane Garden, 8-9 December

Feast on the festive atmosphere and enjoy the many craft and food stalls. Treat yourself to a Christmas wreath made by the Rowallane gardening team and enjoy lots of family festive fun - you might even bump into Santa himself!

Christmas Experiences

Reindeer on the lookout at The Argory
Wooden reindeer at The Argory
Reindeer on the lookout at The Argory

Christmastide: Georgian weekends at Castle Ward

1-2, 8-9, 15-16 December. Celebrate Christmas Georgian style. Visit to how the Lords and Ladies of Castle Ward would have celebrated in style in the mansion house with music, costume and cheer.

Santa Sundays at the Causeway Hotel

2, 9 , 16 December. Enjoy a Sunday carvery with facepainting, balloon modelling and a gift from Father Christmas. Booking essential, call 028 2073 1210.

Decking the halls at The Argory
Decking the halls at The Argory
Decking the halls at The Argory

Fermanagh Choral Society Christmas Concerts

7-8 Decemer at Castle Coole. The Grand Hall will be brought to life with festive music and popular Christmas carols. Adult £15, member adult £15. Call 028 66348249 to book.

Gingerbread man decorating

Round off a visit to Rowallane Garden with a visit to the cafe where your little elves can use their crafting skills to decorate a scrumptious gingerbread man. 15 - 24 December, 11am - 2pm.

Christmas Carol Service

21 December, Mussenden Temple

Carol service in the atmospheric setting of Mussenden Temple. Adult £7.50, child £5, family £20. Call 028 7084 8728 to book.