Jacqueline from whatsonni.com shares her pick of What’s On this week across the North.


Local charity, FASA is bringing back their outdoor Christmas Market on 18th -19th December to Eden Village, Ballywalter. Up to 30 stalls festively decorated with fairy lights and tinsel will add some extra sparkle to Ballywalter for the 3rd year bringing a little bit of Christmas to your doorstep!  Stalls will include delicious sweets and treats, to stocking fillers, local art and handmade crafts and culinary delights and their very own Santa’s Grotto!


Celebrate Christmas with a visit to the beautiful Craftswirl this Saturday 19th December, at Armagh Visitor Information Centre. The gift shop has crafts and gifts to suit all tastes and budgets and for the festive period.  Enjoy some festive fayre and savour the tastes of Christmas through the ages.  Step into the world of crafts and gifts while taking a step back to a taste of 1940’s Christmas. Customers can sample the famous Hersey’s chocolate as they shop.


See Flash Harry live at the Ardhowen Theatre Enniskillen this Saturday 19th December.  Flash Harry have been celebrating the music of Queen all over Ireland and the UK for more than 20 years and still fans come to pay homage to the greatest rock band of them all. Flash Harry brings a show that embraces the very essence of live music, talent, energy, enthusiasm, passion and pure showmanship. Audiences will see the band rocking out Queen’s greatest hits from ‘Radio Gaga’, ‘We Are the Champions’, to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and everything in between.


Join the Silverbirch Hotel Omagh this Christmas for a festive celebration for the whole family, with a Santa Sunday Lunch. Children will be thoroughly entertained with the Kids Christmas Party, face painting, disco and entertainer.  A visit from Father Christmas will be the perfect start to your festive season. Sunday 20th December 12.30pm – 3pm.  Kid’s Christmas Party: 2.00pm – 4.00pm.


Support local independent businesses, or individuals that have turned a hobby into an enterprise this Saturday by visiting the fabulous local  artisan art, craft and food producers at the Naturally North Coast & Glens Artisan Christmas Market ran in conjunction with the Limavady Crafters in Limavady at the Drumceatt Square.  Saturday the 19th of December from 11.00am – 4.00pm.


Join Braid Film Theatre Ballymena for a very special sing-a-long screening of The Sound of Music this Saturday 19th December. The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film follows a young Austrian woman studying to become a nun in Salzburg in 1938 who is sent to the villa of a retired naval officer and widower to be governess to his seven children.  Tickets are only £4.


Join The Mac this Christmas as they bring a little mischievous magic to the stage in their adaptation of Rumpelstiltskin – the classic Brothers Grimm tale with a typical, mystical MAC twist. Meet Emily, the heroine – brave, beautiful, witty, and smart. Be outraged by her father and the King who contrive an unusual and infamous bargain, and encounter the strange little man who can do the impossible… at a price.  Family Christmas shows are becoming something of a tradition – live music, fun and spectacular action. Suitable for all ages, why not treat the whole family to Christmas at the MAC?  Each child is different but we think those aged 5+ will get the biggest kick.

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