Friday 16 – Thursday 22 December
Until Friday 23 December, Christmas at Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra
Various themed events taking place over the Christmas season. For more info and booking details contact the Museum.
Info: (028) 9042 8428, nmni.com/uftm
Friday 16 December, Festive Swing with Swingabella
The Queen’s Hall, West Street, Newtownards
£12, includes mulled wine and mince pies
A close-harmony vocal trio bringing back the sassy sound of the ‘30s and ‘40s – the Swing era.
Info: ardsarts.com, 028 9181 0803
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December, Christmas at the Ark Open Farm
The Ark Open Farm, Bangor Road, Newtownards
11am – 4pm
Santa will be at the Farm every weekend in December. Hand feed the reindeer and meet Santa’s elves or visit the lambs and donkeys in the Stables Nativity scene. Special late night opening Thursday and Friday nights from 8 December – please book for late nights.
Info: (028) 9182 0445, thearkopenfarm.co.uk
Sunday 18 December, Santa Train rides at Drumawhey Junction
Drumawhey Junction Railway, Four Road Ends
£8.50 child (includes gift); £2.50 adult
12 noon – 4pm
A great afternoon out for all the family as this miniature railway gets into the Christmas spirit.
Exhibition: All Wrapped Up for Christmas exhibition
Until Saturday 24 December
Ards Crafts, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards
A showcase of handcrafted gifts and ideas for Christmas at this free to visit exhibition.
Until Saturday 21 January
Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards
A series of atmospheric richly detailed and fantastical illustrations depicting the story of Juniper and her companions.
Until Saturday 21 January 2017
Sunburst Gallery, Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards
A solo exhibition of unique, textured and colourful sculptures by Ellie Niblock.
Exhibition: Toy Stories
Until Sunday 29 January
Long Gallery, North Down Museum, Bangor
This fun exhibition will look back at toys enjoyed by all from across the decades.