Official tourism website for Lisburn and Castlereagh

Lisburn Light Festival 2023

Market Square, Lisburn, Co, Antrim, BT28 1AG
Lisburn Light Festival promo with itinerary


You’re welcome to come along and enjoy our Lisburn Light Festival and enjoy the illuminating captivating light installations at various locations across the city.

Join us for light shows at the Light Canopy on Bow Street, Enchanting Christmas Tree and the Christmas Garden Light Trail in Castle Gardens. And don’t forget if you’re in the Castlereagh area to visit our illuminated Artic Fox in Carryduff and spectacular Reindeer in Dundonald.


Light festival programme

From Friday 24th November to Friday 22nd December the activities are:


Light Show - Canopy, Tree, Prisms

Canopy – 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm daily until 23rd December

Prisms – 4.15pm, 4.45pm, 5.15pm, 5.45pm, 6.15pm, 6.45pm, 7.15pm, 7.45pm, 8.15pm and 8.45pm daily until 23rd December

Tree – 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm daily until 23rd December


Castle Gardens Light Trail

Open daily from  4pm to 8.30pm.  Last entry will be 8pm

Santa will visit Castle Gardens each  Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 8.30pm.  Last entry will be 8pm – whilst Santa visits are free of charge, donations are welcome for the Mayor’s Charity, Cancer Fund for Children.



All events will be free*

Amusements in Castle Gardens will cost - £3.50 for one turn and £5 for two.

*there is a small charge for Ladies night and the wreath making class.


Toilets / Changing places / Baby Changing

Public toilets will be open in Castle Gardens. They are located beside Santa’s Grotto at the exit of the light trail.

There will also be public toilets open in the museum, Crema, The Haslem hotel, The Lark and Bow Street Mall.


Availability Food and Drink

Hot drinks and tray bakes will be available to buy each evening in Castle Gardens. There will also be a variety of hot and cold food available to buy in our Traders Village every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 8pm in Castle Gardens.

Staff members will be onsite should you have any questions.


Accessibility and Terrain

Wheelchair / Pram access

The pathways are all wheelchair and pram accessible.  There is a slight incline from Bow Street to Castle Gardens and around Castle Gardens.


Location / distance from train and bus station / local car parks / charges / Site event plan

Lisburn Train Station to Castle Gardens is  0.3 miles/ a 7-minute walk

Lisburn Train station to Bow Street Mall is  0.6 miles / a13 Minute walk

Lisburn Train Station to Market Square is 0.3 miles / a 7 Minute walk

Lisburn Bus Station to Castle Gardens is0.4 Miles / a 9 minute walk

Lisburn Bus Station to Bow Street Mall is0.1 miles / a 3 Minute walk

Lisburn Bus Station to Market Square is 0.2 miles / a 5 Minute walk


You can view bus and train time online at


Car Parks

Graham Gardens Car Park

BT28 1XE

Open 7am to 7pm

Price: £3 capped daily


Lisburn Underground Car Park

BT28 1TS

Open 8am to 11pm.

Prices: 1 hr is £1 up to 5 hr + at £6


Quay Street Carpark 

BT27 4XE

No closing time

Free parking


Queens Road Cark Park 

BT27 4RL

No closing time

Prices: 1 hr is 30p up to max £2.70


Laganbank Road Car Park

BT28 1LU

Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm

Prices: 1 hr is 70p up to 9 Hrs £6.30


Taxi numbers

1st Choice Taxis - 028 9266 8868

Fona Cab - 028 9033 3333

Premier taxis





  • Activities accessible for visitors with disabilities
  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors

Establishment Features

  • Cash machines - In City Centre

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Frequent bus services
  • Off site parking
  • Parking (charge)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Station nearby
  • Taxi rank nearby

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