A Belfast Christmas Walk – December 2021

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Introduction to the Christmas Walk

As we enter December, we thought that some of you might enjoy photos of Belfast this Christmas, especially if you are unable to visit this year.

On a cold and increasingly very wet afternoon/ evening we walked around Joy’s Entry, Royal Avenue, the City Hall and across the Lagan to follow the Maritime Mile walk to the Titanic Building.

It’s probably fair to say that Covid and Storm Arwen have taken a toll on Belfast this year with fewer shoppers in town, fewer shops open and sections of Christmas lighting on some streets out of commission due to storm damage. However it was good to take in the Christmas atmosphere while undertaking a bit of festive shopping.

Joy’s Entry

Our favourite of the old Belfast entries, Joy’s Entry always delivers a real feeling of its long history. The Christmas lights in the narrow entry are stunning and seem to be emerging as “selfie central”.

Joy's Entry Lightshow
Joy’s Entry Lightshow
Joy's Entry - Keep 'er Lit
Joy’s Entry – Keep ‘er Lit
Joy's Entry Christmas Lights
Joy’s Entry Christmas Lights
Joy's Entry - Henry's Bar
Joy’s Entry – Henry’s Bar

Royal Avenue

It’s good to see the abandoned Bank of Ireland building illuminated for Christmas at the junction of Royal Avenue and North Street.

Bank of Ireland Building
Bank of Ireland Building

The Deer’s Head showing its festive side

The Deer's Head
The Deer’s Head

Castlecourt Shopping Centre at Christmas

Castlecourt exterior
Castlecourt exterior
Castlecourt entrance
Castlecourt entrance
Castlecourt Decorations
Castlecourt Decorations
Castlecourt Interior
Castlecourt Interior
Castlecourt Lights
Castlecourt Lights
Royal Avenue towards City Hall
Royal Avenue towards City Hall

Belfast City Hall

Belfast’s City Hall looks splendid as usual with the Christmas Continental Market in its grounds.

Christmas Market at Belfast City Hall
Christmas Market at Belfast City Hall
City Hall - Merry Christmas
City Hall – Merry Christmas
Christmas Market Fun
Christmas Market Fun
Donegall Square East
Donegall Square East
Belfast City Hall
Belfast City Hall

The Victoria Centre

The Victoria Centre was, as expected, lavishly decorated. A beautiful shopping experience.

Victoria Centre Lighting
Victoria Centre Lighting
Victoria Centre shopping
Victoria Centre shopping
Victoria Centre Christmas Tree
Victoria Centre Christmas Tree
Victoria Centre - Christmas Glow
Victoria Centre – Christmas Glow
Victoria Centre Dome
Victoria Centre Dome

Lagan Walk – The Maritime Mile

Lagan View - Maritime Mile
Lagan View – Maritime Mile
The Soundyard Illuminated
The Soundyard Illuminated
Charlie Chaplin, the Nomadic and the Titanic Building
Charlie Chaplin, the Nomadic and the Titanic Building
The Titanic Building
The Titanic Building

Commercial Court

Rounding off a, by now, very wet evening, we stop near the Duke of York in Commercial Court.

Commercial Court Duke of York View
Commercial Court Duke of York View

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2 Comments

Pat · 12 December 2021 at 12:45 pm

I enjoyed these what a beautiful city my Father was Born in Belfast

    P&P · 12 December 2021 at 3:59 pm

    Pat, we have other walks around Belfast on the website (completed over the summer months) – just search for “walk” on our website to see more of the city. Obviously there are many other posts telling the stories of the city and its citizens

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