Christmas visitors to the Cathedral Quarter this year be able shop for unique seasonal gifts while being entertained and supporting those less fortunate. St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast will open its doors to a stunning Art and Craft Bazaar this Christmas in aid of the Black Santa Charity.
The Black Santa Night Time Bazaar runs from 5pm to 10.30pm on Saturday December 14.
Set to be a magical night, the event will see more than 100 stalls of the best art and crafts, vintage and food.
A woodland walk through the crypt will lead to a stunning stretch tent packed with artisan food vendors and Live DJs
The Jazz Bus is making its first appearance this Christmas, where you can sip a craft beer, cocktail or a hot drink and listen to stunning live jazz. There will be music from local seasonal choirs with special guests and the best DJs in the city.
The bazaar is a fully family-friendly evening with lots of surprises.
Organiser Caroline Baker of Little Fox Events says there will be something for everyone – and that’s no exaggeration.
“From entertainment, music, drink and food, to the best artisan and craft items available, there will be plenty to see and do and buy.
“As well as helping the Black Santa charity appeal, you will also be supporting small, local, independent businesses and keeping the carbon footprints down!”
“So, get into the festive spirit and make it a date to come down to Belfast Cathedral and join in the fun.”
The event is supported by the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District initiative and Belfast Music City Council.
CQ BID manager Gareth Neill says it’s an exciting new development for the Quarter over the Christmas season.
He said: “Everyone involved in the BID is looking forward to the bazaar which is the latest offering in the area.
“It involves small local business, entertainers and musicians, artisan foodmakers, crafters and best of all, while people are shopping and having fun, they can donate and support those less fortunate at this festive time of year – what’s not to like?
We hope people will come out in their droves to support the bazaar, and the Black Santa charity, as people have been doing loyally here for many years.”