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Royal Hillsborough Christmas Market

The Dark Walk, Royal Hillsborough, Co Down, BT26 6AG
Santa waving at camera with crowd behind him


The village will be alive with festive cheer and the wonderful sounds of the season. Come along and enjoy the fabulous atmosphere and a variety of stalls. You may just find that perfect Christmas present you have been searching for.


Friday 3pm-9pm

3pm Downshire Primary School Choir

3.30pm Friends’ School Brass Ensemble

5pm Santa arrives and his reindeers are scheduled to pick him up at 8pm

3pm-9pm Acoustic music by local artists

3pm-8.30pm Santa’s elves will help children make decorations to take home

Saturday 10am-3pm

11am Santa arrives and his reindeers are scheduled to pick him up at 2pm

10am-2.30pm Santa’s elves will help children make decorations to take home

10am-3pm Acoustic music by local artists

Parking is available at:

Hillsborough Forest Park

Beechlawn School, Dromore Road (after 4pm on Friday)

Ballynahinch Pay & Display Car Park


Most of the vendors take card payment but it is advisable to have cash also for busy periods. ATM’s in the village can be found at the hole in the wall at Danske Spar on Ballynahinch St,  inside Spar on Ballynahinch St and Mace on Lisburn St.


The market is suitable for wheelchairs. There are some designated blue badge parking spaces in the village. All the car parks have blue badge spaces.

COVID-19 protocols

Royal Hillsborough Christmas Market will be managed with COVID-19 mitigation measures.

Sanitise hands regularly

Follow one-way system when browsing stalls

Face coverings advised when browsing the market

Keep your distance

Give space to the customer in front of you at stalls

Managed queue when necessary

Click HERE to read our Royal Hillsborough Christmas Blog


COVID-19 Response

  • COVID-19 measures in place

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Dogs Welcome Inside - must be on a lead

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Opening Times

Season (10 Dec 2021)

* 3pm to 9pm
Free Admission

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