What’s on this Weekend – 7th – 9th Dec 2018

Written by on December 7, 2018

Santa at Pickie Fun Park
Saturday 1 – Wednesday 26 December
Pickie Fun Park, Marine Gardens, Bangor/ 2pm-4pm Saturday and Sunday only
£:  Free Entry, charge for activities
T:  028 9145 0746
W: Pickie Fun Park

Christmas Trains at Drumawhey
Sunday 9 & 16 December/1pm – 4pm
Drumawhey Junction Railway, Donaghadee,  BT21 0LZ
W: Drumawhey
£: Train ride: Child £2; Adult £3; Family £17 (4 adults and 4 children).  Visit to Santa £10 per child including gift.
Join Santa this year as he ditches the reindeer for some trains down at Drumawhey Junction, a guaranteed success for any train loving children.  After a spin on the miniature trains, visit Santa and receive a gift.

Santa Parade, Fireworks and Artisan Market
Friday 7 December/5- 9pm
Donaghadee Harbour and town centre
£: Free
T: 028 9188 8667
W: Visit Donaghadee
Browse the artisan market from 5pm and look out for the fireworks at 6.45pm signalling Santa’s arrival by lifeboat to Donaghadee Harbour then join the Santa Parade through the town to the Artisan Market.

Jack and the Beanstalk
Friday 7 & Saturday 15 December/Friday 7pm and Saturday 2pm
The Web Theatre,  Newtownards, BT23 4DE
£: various prices
T: 028 9182 9234
W: Web Theatre
The Web Theatre’s perennially popular panto has almost sold out – there is very limited availability for Friday 7 evening and Saturday 15 matinee performances only.  Please phone the Web Theatre to enquire.

Winter Festival Market
Saturday 8 December / 10am – 4pm
The Holywood Old School, Church Road, Holywood
£: The £1 entrance fee at our Winter Festival market will go directly to PIPS charity.
W: North Down Craft Collective
Join your favourite artisan makers and producers at their ever popular Winter Festival market!
Chat to the makers and find the perfect gifts this festive season. There is mulled wine on arrival and the chance to win a gift from under our Christmas tree.

Art Sale and Christmas Cafe
Saturday 8 December/10am-3pm
Portaferry Market House, Market Square, Portaferry
£: Free
Portaferry Art Society welcomes you to an art sale and Christmas café. Enjoy seasonal refreshments and browse the affordable artworks on display.

Christmas at Castle Espie
From Saturday 8 December
Castle Espie Wetland Centre, 78 Ballydrain Road, Comber, BT23 6EA
£: included in admission
T: 028 9187 4146
W: Castle Espie
This Christmas season, reconnect with nature and enjoy festive fun for all ages at Castle Espie.
Enjoy Christmas crafts, help Santa find his missing reindeer around the reserve and write letters to Santa Claus.
Our festive favourite – Storytelling in the Roundhouse, with delicious toasted marshmallows to enjoy too – will return this year, running on Saturday and Sundays from the 8th – 23rd December.

Merry Fish-mas
Saturday 8 December
Exploris, Castle Street, Portaferry, BT22 1NZ
£: normal admission
T: 028 4272 8062
W: Exploris
Seasonal face painting, arts and crafts activities and additional talks and demos throughout the day.

Traditional Irish Bread Making
Saturday 8 & Friday 14 December/10.30am – 1pm
52a Ballymorran Road, Killinchy, BT23 6UD
£: £50
T: 028 9754 3224
W: NI Food Tours
Learn how to make traditional Irish breads and traybakes in Tracey’s thatched cottage on the shore of Strangford Lough, then savour the fruits of your labours, served with tea/coffee, local butter and homemade jams.  Take away a bag of tasty treats to enjoy later along with the recipes so you can recreate your masterpieces at home.

Christmas Movie Weekend at Project 24
Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December/ Seating is available from 3.30pm and the movie start time is 4pm
Project 24, The Hub, Queen’s Parade, Bangor
£: This is a FREE event, including popcorn!
T: 028 9127 0069
W: Project 24
Everyone loves a Christmas movie and this year Project 24 is bringing back its pop up cinema for a double-dose of Macaulay Caulkins ‘Kevin McAllister’ and his adventures.  PG rated.  On Saturday we will be showing Home Alone and on Sunday it will be Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

Drive in Christmas Cinema!
Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December/ 7pm
Bloomfield Shopping Centre, Bangor
W: Belfast Film Festival

Bloomfield’s Drive in Cinema is back for Christmas on the 8th and 9th December. This year we are showing The Grinch and The Holiday! Tickets available online.

Donaghadee Male Voice Choir – Music and Mince Pies
Sunday 9 December/7pm
First Presbyterian Church, Donaghadee,
BT21 0AA
£: donations for ShelterBox, Disaster Relief
Join Donaghadee Male Voice Choir for an evening of Christmas carols and mince pies organised by Donaghadee Rotary Club.

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