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Unwrap the magic of Christmas in Derry and Strabane this year  with some extra special events including The Guildhall Craft Fair, Christmas Lights Switch On, Mayor’s Magical Christmas Experience and The Winterland Market.  

🎄 Christmas Lights Switch On 

Santa will be the guest of honour on a magical procession through the streets of Derry and Strabane, switching on the Christmas lights as he passes by. The processions will feature a number of festive characters and beautiful bespoke Christmas themed mobile installations.​

​You can catch a glimpse of Santa and his friends in: 

 â­ï¸  Strabane Saturday 26th November 2022
 â­ï¸  Derry Sunday 27th November 2022


🎄 Christmas Markets 

Check off your Christmas list with a trip to the Markets this December.

Nestled in the Guildhall Square, the markets will take place on Saturday 3rd December and Friday 16th – Sunday 18th December offering unique handmade crafts, mouth-watering local artisan food and scrumptious, tasty treats. 

Support your local traders this Christmas and Shop local! 

 â­ï¸  Walled City Market  Saturday 3rd December 2022
 â­ï¸  Winterland Markets Friday 16th - Sunday 18th December 2022

Key Dates:


🎄 Guildhall Craft Fair  | The Guildhall -  Friday 25th - Sunday 27th November

🎄 Derry Christmas Lights Switch On | City Centre - Sunday 27th  November

🎄 Walled City Market | Guildhall Sq – Saturday 3rd December

🎄 Mayor’s Christmas Tea Dance| The Guildhall – Wednesday 7th December

🎄 Mayor’s Magical Christmas Experience | The Guildhall – Friday 9th - Sunday 11th December

🎄 Christmas Winterland Market | Guildhall Sq – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th December



🎄 Strabane Christmas Lights Switch On - Saturday 26th November

🎄 Mayor’s Magical Christmas Experience | The Alley | Sunday 4th December