LCCC Residents' Magazine : WINTER 2023

What's on

Your guide to concerts, festivals and family events CityWide.


Lisburn’s Got Talent

Fri 17th Nov, 7pm
Island Hall, Lisburn 

The Connected Minds Youth Committee presents the Lisburn’s Got Talent show. All proceeds are in aid of the Mayor’s charity, Cancer Fund for Children.

Ticket prices from £10

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Lisburn Light Festival

Fri 24th Nov to Fri 22nd Dec
Various locations

Enjoy festive illuminations at various locations across the council area including Bow Street, Market Square, Carryduff and Dundonald.

Castle Gardens Light Trail

Fri 24th Nov to Fri 22nd Dec, 4pm to 8pm
Castle Gardens, Lisburn

Enjoy an evening stroll through the enchanted light trail and pick up some fabulous local crafts from the mini Christmas market.

Christmas Country with the Stars

Tue 28th Nov, 8pm to 10.30pm
Island Hall, Lisburn

Back by popular demand, “A Christmas Country with the Stars" returns for another night of toe-tapping festive magic.

Ticket prices from £25

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Bumping Carz

Sat 2nd Dec, 11am to 3pm
Lisburn city centre

Drive around Market Square in the Bumping Carz, but watch out for the Christmas tree!


Sat 2nd Dec to Sat 9th Dec, 7pm (2.30pm matinee shows on 2nd, 3rd & 9th)
Island Hall, Lisburn

Lisnagarvey Operatic and Dramatic Society return for their annual festive pantomime after the success of last year’s production of ‘Jack and the Magical Beanstalk.'

Ticket prices:
Mon to Wed £15, Thu to Sun £18
Buy 10 tickets get the 11th free!

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Sensory Night

Thu 7th Dec, 4pm to 8pm
Lisburn city centre

Enjoy an evening of festive late night shopping, where our Christmas music will be lowered to allow for a relaxed browsing experience. We’ll welcome two sensory play buses and face painters to round off the night!

Buddy the Elf and Grinch

Sat 9th Dec, 2pm to 4pm
Lisburn city centre

Some of Christmas’s most popular and well-loved characters will be hanging out in Market Square, making sure the kids of Lisburn are on the nice (not naughty) list this year. Make sure you say hello!

Lisburn Community Orchestra

Sat 9th Dec, 3pm to 5pm
Market Square, Lisburn

Lisburn’s very own community orchestra will blow you away with their Christmas performance.

Christmas Tea Dance

Tue 12th Dec, 2pm to 4pm
Market Square, Lisburn

Housty is back to help everyone celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Let your hair down and dance to your heart’s content.

Splat Messy Play

Wed 13th Dec, 10am to 12 noon
Market Square, Lisburn

Come along to our heated marquee for a messy play session in Santa’s special Christmas workshop. For ages 0 - 4.

Ladies’ Night in the Marquee

Fri 15th Dec, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Market Square, Lisburn

Enjoy an evening of relaxation and retail therapy at our glamorous fashion show. In partnership with city centre businesses, we’ll have an array of vouchers and deals up for grabs. If you're thinking about a new look - then you’ll be in the right place. Booking required.

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Cathedral Nativity Play

Sat 16th Dec, 11am to 12 noon
Lisburn Cathedral, Castle Street

Lisburn Cathedral performs a delightful re-enactment of the nativity for all the family to enjoy.

Band of the Royal Irish!

Sat 16th Dec, 1pm to 2pm
Market Square, Lisburn

More Christmas tunes are coming your way via an uplifting music session that will leave you feeling ready to take on those last bits ‘n’ bobs of Christmas shopping.

Princess Day

Sat 16th Dec, 3.30pm to 5pm
Market Square, Lisburn

It’s a Christmas fairy tale! Belle, Snow White, Ariel and Cinderella are ready to make friends in Market Square and Bow Street. Come along, say hello and let your princess dreams come true.

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service Cadets

Tue 19th Dec, 6.30pm to 8pm
Market Square, Lisburn

The cadets are having an open day in Market Square and they’re even bringing along their fire engine. Come try it yourself and have a taste of what it’s like to be a life saver.

Mayor’s Christmas Movie (Home Alone)

Wed 20th Dec, 3.30pm
Island Hall, Lisburn

Enjoy a visit with Santa before the movie starts at 4.30pm.

£5 per person (adults and children). Under-2s go free. Popcorn and drink included in the price for everyone (all proceeds in aid of the Mayor’s Charity).

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Rock around the Christmas Tree

Thu 21st Dec, 6pm to 8pm
Market Square, Lisburn

It’s time for the Lisburn Light Festival big finale. A disco with some great tunes (and glow sticks too!) will guarantee an evening of family fun!

Toby Pinecone the Elf

Fri 22nd Dec, 2pm to 4pm
Market Square, Lisburn

Toby has been given a break from his many elf duties to pay Lisburn a visit, so make sure your Christmas lists have been written! He’ll be helping Santa Claus deliver his toys soon.

The Human Touch Springsteen Tribute Band

Fri 22nd Dec, 8pm 
Island Hall, Lisburn 

‘The Human Touch’ (a dedicated group of hardworking multi-instrumental musicians) celebrate the music of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. 

Ticket prices from £20

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Buddy the Elf and Grinch

Sat 23rd Dec, 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Market Square, Lisburn 

Our favourite Christmas friends are back again for some more fun in Lisburn City Centre.

Events coming in January 2024!

Snow White and the Seven Merry Men

Wed 10th to Sat 13th Jan, 7.30pm (2.30pm matinee show on 13th) 
Island Hall, Lisburn 

Lambeg Players return with their spectacular new telling of “Snow White and the Seven Merry Men”, which promises to be a brilliant show, full of laughs and show-stopping musical numbers.

Ticket prices £12 - £15

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Rock 'n' Roll Years & Dance Hall Days

Fri 19th Jan, 8pm
Island Hall, Lisburn 

A wonderfully nostalgic musical evening and one of the happiest shows on the road. The all-star cast will take you on a whirlwind journey through the musical decades of the ‘50s and ‘60s!

Ticket prices from £25

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Jake O'Kane's 'The Inappropriate Tour'

Sat 20th Jan, 8pm 
Island Hall, Lisburn

Roll up roll up!  The Jake O’Kane circus is back in town. After a decade of sell-out tours, Jake is back with his annual multimedia roundup of the year’s events in NI and beyond.

Ticket prices from £25
Suitable for 16yrs and over

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