What to expect

This year Christmas in Derry and Strabane will be a spectacular place for shopping and festivities. Bustling with cozy bars, trendy nightclubs, and great restaurants, Derry is the perfect spot to catch up with loved ones. The fashion scene has burst to life in 2016 offering a wide range of boutiques, global brands and department stores for you to browse and find the perfect gift, this Christmas.

Keeping the kids entertained

With Santa on the Horizon, watch the kids faces light up as they see a range of Santa’s grottos, the turning on of the lights and games for all the family. Enjoy the world famous theatrics that be on display throughout the town and, of course, we can’t miss the wonderful tradition of Santa turning on the streets Christmas lights.

With a wide range of circus arts, games and trails, you will find a cheap way to create magical memories for young ones. The Hans Christian Andersen trail offers kids dance, art installations, story telling and music in an epic trail around the forgotten corners of the city walls.

Things to do for adults!

With a wide range of places to eat across the city and district, the restaurants and cafes have joined the festivities and edited menus offering more festive options in the run up to Christmas to help get you in the Christmas spirit. The Christmas markets make a return from 16th-23rd December in Derry and on 15th December in Strabane,  offering season’s greetings with a range of handmade crafts, gifts, and festive food.

Due to popular demand, this year will see the return of the world famous sound of lights festival to showcase an unmissable trail of light installations, music, projections, performances.

Fashion events will be worth attending giving you a look at the latest fashion trends through exhibitions and meeting the designers. Fashion Fest will also have a range of workshops to support businesses and retailers in the fashion industry, as well as top tips to create fashion forward interiors and tips on smart ways update your existing wardrobe without breaking the bank.

Click to find information about Christmas events in Derry and Strabane.

  1. Christmas lights turn on in Derry.
  2. Christmas lights turn on in Strabane.
  3. The Craft Fair.
  4. Hans Christian Andersen Trail.
  5. Fashion Fest.
  6. Sound of Light Procession.

Find all upcoming events in Derry and Strabane.


Have you been to Christmas in Derry and Strabane? We would like to know your thoughts in the comment section below

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