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Royal Hillsborough Christmas Market 2023

The Dark Walk, Royal Hillsborough, Co Down, BT26 6AG
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The Royal Hillsborough Christmas Market will return on Friday 8th December 2023. Discover delicious treats and unique gifts from local artisan makers amongst the glittering lights on The Dark Walk within the stunning floodlit location of Hillsborough Fort.

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a trip to a market filled with twinkling lights and festive food. Join us for what has become a cherished tradition in the Lisburn & Castlereagh calendar. Enjoy steaming hot chocolate, find a beautiful new bauble for your tree or a handcrafted gift for a loved one at the Royal Hillsborough Christmas Market

Enjoy music and entertainment and give the children an experience to remember, as Santa and his elves will be there to add some magic too.

The Dark Walk will be full of local stalls laden with gifts, art and artisan foodie delights. Hillsborough Fort will be full of tasty street food, live music and festive fun.

There will be late night shopping in the village with the many independent businesses joining in the festive fun that the Christmas market brings.  There are so many gems to be found in Royal Hillsborough, with its treasure trove of independent shops, cosy historic gastropubs, and award-winning restaurants.

Don't miss out on the chance to experience the magic of Christmas in Royal Hillsborough.



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