Christmas in Northern Ireland
The halls are decked and trees dressed to enjoy Christmas at the places in our care. Make joy-filled memories with family and friends with delightful days out and enchanting evening experiences. See Santa at Castle Ward, browse the Christmas market at Rowallane Garden and be wowed by the Winter Illuminations at The Argory. Step into a yuletide of yesteryear as the grand houses at Mount Stewart and Castle Ward are dressed for the festive season.
Create unforgettable memories by meeting Santa and his elves in their grotto at The Argory Christmas Fair in County Armagh. Explore the mansion house decorated for the season and pose for the perfect festive family photo.
Santa will make a grand entrance by tractor to the new Christmas Village. Accompanied by his merry helpers, he will meet and greet all the children, spreading Christmas cheer and listening to their heartfelt wishes. Take a trip to the Elves Workshop where little ones can make magical reindeer food in festive style. All ages will love decorating gingerbread men in Mrs Claus' Kitchen.
Meet Santa at Castle Coole as part of the Cancer Connect Winter Wonderland experience in Enniskillen. Joined by Mrs Claus and their team of elves, board the only road train in Ireland to be transported into the magic of the season.
See The Argory illuminated in light this Christmas as the County Armagh estate adds some sparkle to the festive season. The new Winter Illuminations event follows a flat, family-friendly trail of twinkling trees and glimmering gardens. The one-mile loop starts from the historic courtyard weaving ticket-holders through jumping jets of light.
Discover a selection of local designers and food vendors in both the crisp air of the Stable Yard and the cover of the old Theatre.
Browse a range of stalls with one-of-a-kind creations from talented local artists in the seasonal setting of The Argory Courtyard.
Nestled in the Stable Yard, explore the annual Yuletide Market at Rowallane Garden with an array of local crafters.
Make your own Christmas wreath or beauty gifts this Christmas with the festive workshops at Mount Stewart.
Watch a wreath-making masterclass or create your own candle with the the expert-led demonstrations at Rowallane Garden.
This winter add a sprinkle of seasonal magic with a visit to Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne. This holyday season, join us for annual Christmas Carol Concert at Mussenden Temple and the Christmas Wreath making workshops at Mussenden Temple
Enjoy a Concert Band performance at Mount Stewart this December. Listen to classic carols and festive favourites to get you in a merry mood. With workshops, trails and storytelling, there's something for everyone at Mount Stewart this Christmas.
Sold out: The final show of The Vox Set is a Christmas special.
This winter add a sprinkle of seasonal magic with a visit to Mount Stewart. This Christmas season, join us for a festive children's trail, seasonal storytelling, family activities in the big House, wellness and gift making workshops, twinkly light and Christmassy musical performances.
This festive season, we invite you to step inside Castle Ward and experience the mansion dressed in tableau for an evocative 18th-century Christmas.
Admire The Argory dressed for an 1800s Christmas. Trees, trinkets and garlands will decorate the rooms and the dining room will be filled with festive fare. Experience what life was like for the MacGeough Bond family and their servants as they prepare for the festive season.
Our last minute quick-mix Christmas cake is perfect if you haven't had the time to follow a traditional recipe. It tastes great too.
A festive twist on a classic brownie, these indulgent mince pie brownies make for a great dessert and are a great way to use up any leftover mince pies.
Fancy making your own gingerbread house? With our simple biscuit recipe and video, and your choice of design, you can't go wrong with this classic tasty treat.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing activity or a fun and festive way to bring the family together, follow our step-by-step guide to learn how to make a Christmas wreath.
Learn how to make a pine cone mouse and other simple, sustainable Christmas decorations, using materials that you can forage when you’re out on a winter walk.
Learn how to make a sophisticated version of the paper chain, a classic 19th-century Christmas decoration that’s simple for adults and children alike.