Among the hustle and bustle of present hunting, Christmas is also a time to relax and meet up with friends and family and this year we have an action-packed calendar of events to make the perfect Christmas night out.
The Waterfront Hall and Ulster Hall have a host of festive shows that will certainly get you in the holiday spirit and spread Christmas cheer right through December. From classical favourites to festive films and hilarious Christmas stand up, there really is something for everyone to enjoy!
A Christmas Party to remember!
Beoga & Guests, 19 December
What better way to celebrate the Christmas countdown that heading to one of the best festive gigs this December! Beoga will headline the Ulster Hall on 19 December after supporting Northern Ireland's home-grown talent Ryan McMullan at a sold out Belfast gig! Following the release of their brand new singles 'Matthew's Daughter' and 'Let You Go' make sure to grab you pals for a last minute celebration before the big day!
The Chicago Blues Brothers, 14 December
Want to attend the ultimate Christmas Party? The Chicago Blues Brother are back with a tinsel-tastic show on 14 December at the Ulster Hall. Featuring a feast of festive classics, grab your Santa hats and prepare for an unforgettable evening of incredible music that will have you singing and dancing the night away!
A Swazye inspired laugh out loud production
Nobody Puts Bernie in the Corner, 21 December
Thinking of a night out with the girls before the Christmas madness? If you're crazy about Swazye we've the night out for you! After two sell out shoes, Nobody Puts Bernie in the Corner comes to the Ulster Hall on 21 December. 'Tis the season to be jolly, so put on your Christmas jumper, grab your mates, colleagues or treat your Mum to the perfect Christmas party with the hilarious Bernie Jones!
Musical masterpieces inspired by classic Christmas movies
The Snowman Family Concert, 07 December
Searching for the perfect Christmas day out the whole family can enjoy? We’ve got you covered! Join the Ulster Orchestra and young guest soloists for magic and adventure in this Christmas classic tale of a boy whose snowman comes to life at the Waterfront Hall on 07 December. Make sure you get parked up early and in time to enjoy festive activities in the foyer that the kids will love!
Love Actually in Concert, 05 December
Kicking off the holiday season and getting many into the spirit, audiences attending Love Actually Live in Concert at the Waterfront Hall on 05 December will be treated to a unique way of enjoying this Christmas favourite. Christmas wouldn’t be the same without it so make sure to grab the girls and pencil in your Christmas night out!
Hilarious Christmas stand-up comedy
Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas, 11 December
Adam Kay brings his brand-new festive show to the Ulster Hall on 11 December. Following the success of This Is Going To Hurt, Adam Kay delves back into his diary for a hilarious peek behind the blue curtain at Christmas. We’ve even added a matinee performance to allow you to schedule in some festive shopping. Plus as its the season for giving, a copy of Adam's laugh out loud 'Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas' book is included in the ticket price.
Classical Christmas Favourites
Christmas Gifts Lunchtime Concert, 05 December
Join the Ulster Orchestra at the Ulster Hall on 05 December, as they present one of their favourite lunchtime concerts of the season, Christmas Gifts. Two intimate gifts open this festive lunchtime concert offering dazzling music from Northern Ireland’s leading Orchestra.
A Night of Christmas Music & Song, 07 December
Join the award-winning Belfast Operatic Company on 07 December as they bring their annual concert to Ulster Hall with A Night of Christmas Music and Song. A Christmas favourite, this year the show will welcome one of Northern Ireland’s finest bands, the 1st Old Boys as they bring a range of old and new festive tunes!
EA Music Service Winter Concert, 09 December
The Education Authority Winter Concert returns to the Ulster Hall on 09 December bringing together 250 young musicians from the Southern Eastern Region. Promising to be a fabulous evening of joyous Christmas music, the groups will perform a selection of pop and classical favourites to spread holiday cheer.
Messiah at Christmas, 14 December
What could be more uplifting than the power and glory of massed voices, combined with the Ulster Orchestra. Messiah at Christmas returns to the Waterfront Hall on 14 December for another captivating performance of Handel’s Messiah. Conducted by Ruben Jais, this really is a festive favourite that you won’t want to miss.
The Magic of Christmas, 19 December
With just days to the big man stops of for some mince pies, Ulster Orchestra will definitely get you in the festive spirit with their highly popular The Magic of Christmas showcase at the Waterfront Hall on 19 December. The enchanting programme will include popular festive songs like O Holy Night, The Polar Express and not forgetting festive cracker White Christmas.
Ireland in Christmas Praise, 20-21 December
One of Belfast’s most popular festive events, New Irish Arts presents its Christmas concert at the Waterfront Hall on 20-21 December. This Christmas night out features the New Irish Choir and Orchestra, New Irish Youth Choir plus guest soloists in a mesmerizing show filled with traditional Christmas carols and song.
With more Christmas nights out throughout December, grab your mates, parents, partner or loved one and make sure you make this festive season one to remember!