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NOVEMBER 23 2017
10 exciting things to do next week in Northern Ireland
DiscoverNorthernIreland.com has
stacks of fun things to do across
NI, from family days out to gigs and
cultural events. Here are 10 exciting
things taking place next week,
November 27-December 3:
RIGHT:
Dreamworks
Animation in
Concert, Belfast,
November 28.
BELOW:
Gingerbread
Alley, County
Armagh,
November 25 December 22.
LEFT: Enniskillen
Christmas Craft &
Food Fair, County
Fermanagh,
December 2.
boy Jack and his attempts to please his
impoverished mother and win the hand of
Princess Jill, Jack and the Beanstalk remains
one of the best-loved pantomimes of all time.
Packed with great song and dance routines,
hilarious comedy, dazzling scenes and magical
special effects is this spectacular show at the
Millennium Forum, starring William Caulfield as
Dame Trot.
o 1. Dreamworks Animation in Concert,
Belfast, November 28: A one night only
special event at the SSE Arena, featuring
music and iconic movie moments from
DreamWorks Animation’s hit films
including Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How to
Train Your Dragon and many more. The
concert features favourite moments from
DreamWorks Animation’s most beloved films
with music performed by The RTE Orchestra.
o 2. Basketball Hall of Fame Classic
Belfast 2017, Belfast, December 1-2: For
the first time in history, college basketball
will be played outside of the United States
of America in Europe at Belfast’s SSE
Arena. The two-day tournament will feature
Holy Cross vs Manhattan College and
La Salle University vs Towson University,
followed by consolation and championship
play on the second day.
o 3. The Carol Ship on Strangford Lough,
County Down, December 1-2: Christmas
starts in Portaferry and Strangford
as Christmas music rings out across
ABOVE: The Carol Ship on Strangford Lough,
County Down, December 1-2.
Strangford Lough. The Strangford Ferry will
be decorated with Christmas lights and choirs
and musicians will perform on each sailing.
There will be Christmas markets in Portaferry
and Strangford and children’s entertainment in
both villages.
o 4. Ulster Orchestra – The Snowman:
Family Concert, Belfast, December 2: One of
the most popular children’s books ever written,
The Snowman is even more enchanting when
it’s experienced in this big-screen, animated
version at the Waterfront Hall, with live music
by the Ulster Orchestra and a young singer
performing the iconic ‘Walking in the Air’.
o 7. Sound of Light and Christmas
Procession, Londonderry, December 1: The
Sound of Light and Christmas Procession is
something very special and is a highlight of
this year’s Christmas celebrations. Follow the
sound of light trail through the historic quarters
of the old city. The trail will include light
installations, music, projection, performance
throughout cultural venues and outdoor spaces
upon and within the city walls.
o 8. Enniskillen Christmas Craft & Food Fair,
County Fermanagh, December 2: Escape the
high street crowds and enjoy a festive day out
for all the family at the Enniskillen Christmas
Craft & Food Fair in Enniskillen Town hall. Soak
up the atmosphere among the craft and food
o 6. Jack and the Beanstalk, Londonderry,
December 1-31: Telling the story of peasant
ABOVE: Jack and the Beanstalk, Londonderry, December 1-31.
o 9. Gingerbread Alley, County Armagh,
November 25-December 22: A chance to
view the stunning exhibition of gingerbread
creations by local chefs and bakeries
at Armagh Market Place Theatre & Arts
Centre. This year’s competition theme
is Happily Ever After, with the winning
creation being announced on Georgian
Day (November 25).
o 10. Murder Mystery Evenings, County
Tyrone, December 1-2: It’s Christmas
1943, war rages abroad but here at the
big house the enemy lurks within. There
has been a murder but who did it, what
has ice-cream got to do with it? Join
Lissan House for some fatal attraction,
fun and forensics. Come dressed to kill
in 1940s’ style service or civvies. Tickets
£35 each, includes a glass of bubbly on
arrival. To book call 028 8676 3312.
o 5. Christmas Fair at The Argory, County
Tyrone, December 2-3: The festive period is
not complete without a visit to The Argory’s
Christmas Fair, featuring a number of craft,
food and drink stalls, as well as traditional
festive entertainment. Soak up the wonderful
atmosphere and see this National Trust house
decorated at Christmas. Prices: Child £2.50,
Adult £6, Family £14.50, members go free.
ABOVE: Sound of Light and Christmas
Procession, Londonderry, December 1.
stalls and pick up that something special
for a loved one.
ABOVE: Basketball Hall of Fame Classic Belfast
2017, Belfast, December 1-2.
o For more information on these
events or to plan a short break
in Northern Ireland, visit www.
DiscoverNorthernIreland.com
ABOVE: Ulster Orchestra – The Snowman: Family Concert, Belfast, December 2.

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