It’s hard to escape the fact that Christmas comes early every year, no sooner have we put away the witch’s hats and the carved pumpkins, John Lewis melts our hearts with tales of best friends & penguin love stories on Christmas morning. Belfast is no different; our beautiful City is transformed over-night into a spirit-warming winter wonderland with twinkling lights and the aroma of Glühwein escaping from the festive Christmas market adorning our majestic City Hall.
We have created the perfect package for you and your loved ones to get into the festive spirit and kick start that ever essential Christmas shopping! Having been voted the number one hotel in Belfast on Tripadvisor since 2007, Tara Lodge’s exclusive ‘Christmas No.1’ package has everything you need to make this hectic time of year a little more relaxing and fun!
Arrive to a warm welcome at Tara Lodge hotel in Belfast and enjoy an overnight stay in a beautiful Deluxe double or twin room with our now famous freshly cooked a la carte breakfast included the following morning. A chilled bottle of sparkling Prosecco awaits you on arrival accompanied with an exclusive £25.00 voucher for Belfast City’s most stylish indoor shopping centre, Victoria Square. Stay cosy for a little longer with a late 2pm check-out and leave your car in our secure car park until 5pm on the day of departure, just in-case there are any last minute stocking fillers to grab!
Belfast is truly buzzing this time of year and has an abundance of great shopping areas, exclusive boutiques and fabulous seasonal markets that come to life! The grounds of City Hall is transformed into a traditional festive market complete with over 80 wooden chalets that reflect images of the ‘German Christmas Markets’ we only dreamed about visiting in our darkest times. Here you can always find the perfect Christmas gift; hats & gloves, handmade jewellery, wooden toys, satchels, socks, handbags, essential oils, crystals & locally crafted paintings & sculptures and much, much more!
Your senses will be pushed to the limit with delicious gastronomic delights that include crepes from France, Belgian chocolates and an exotic selection of ostrich, wild boar and crocodile burgers for those with a taste for adventure. Plenty of photo opportunities to be had also for families & ‘big children’ alike with the return of the ever popular snow globe & carousel, a popular hangout each year for those romantics who wish to get down on bended knee somewhere memorable!
Due to its ever growing popularity the Belfast Christmas Market delighted it’s ‘fans’ by opening earlier than usual on the 15th November, staying with us right through the Christmas period up to the 21st December, just in time to pack up and make it home for a visit from the ‘big man’ himself!
Another ‘must see’ is St Georges Market which is without doubt an institution in itself, built in 1890-1896 it is one of Belfast City’s oldest attractions, not only due to the magnificent building itself but due the many personalities that work within its walls! Since its £4.5m refurbishment in 1997, this charming Victorian building offers one of the most vibrant and colourful destinations for locals & tourists alike. The atmosphere is always friendly & relaxed with the fragrance of foods from around the globe simmering away in the background. If it’s just kicking back for a lazy Sunday Morning coffee, catching up with friends over the ‘to die for’ raspberry & pistachio tart or routing through the numerous craft and antique stalls, St Georges Variety Market is the place for you!
Contact us today to book our festive 'Christmas No.1' package and enjoy an overnight stay at the No.1 hotel in Belfast this Christmas.