A magical Christmas lights up the City of Culture

Experience a feast of festive fun as Derry~Londonderry climaxes its incredible City of Culture year with a Christmas celebration that will be simply legenderry! The City of Song will be transformed into the City of Light as our magical Festival of Trees and amazing Lumiere illuminates the city in spectacular fashion.

There's so much for all the family to enjoy, from cultural highlights, such as the Turner Prize, hosted outside England for the first time, to all our traditional Christmas events, bigger and better than ever.

Enjoy delicious festive food and drink from all over the world, not to mention live music and entertainment, at our atmospheric Christmas Market in Guildhall Square. Discover unique Christmas gifts from the range of beautiful handcrafted items at the November Craft Fair, returning to the refurbished Guildhall this year.

For the first time our famous Christmas Lights Switch-on will take place at Ebrington Square, while there's all kinds of family fun at Guildhall Square as the kids help Santa to save Christmas!

You'll find great value shopping at stunning shopping centres, colourful markets, wonderful independent shops and the world's oldest department store. And why not make the most of your stay with great value breaks from as little as £30 per person sharing.

So, come along and enjoy a truly a magical Christmas break as our City of Culture year comes to a spectacular climax!


Dates for your Diary

22nd November- 5th Jan 2014 Festival of Trees, Citywide
28th November- 01st Dec 2013 Lumiere
28th November- 08th Dec 2013 Broighter Hoard Exhibition, Tower Museum
23rd October- 05th Jan 2014 Turner Prize, Ebrington
10th December- 21st Dec 2013 Chistmas Market, Guildhall Square
12th December- 18th Jan 2014 Legenderry on Ice, Ebrington
28th November – 1st December Santa’s Magical Mystery Tour
29 November 2013 – 5 January 2014 Peter Pan

Check out last year’s Christmas market in the City