Events Calendar

6th Carol Ship on Strangford Lough
From Friday 06 December 2019 -  04:00pm
To Saturday 07 December 2019 - 09:00pm


Major community event from 4pm until 9pm on both Fri 6th and Sat 7th December.  It just keeps getting better.  

On the magical Strangford ferry crossings, or on the shore, listen to Christmas music from 20 different choirs and groups - a different one on each sailing from 4.30 - 9 p.m.

See the illuminated ferry, castles, boats and houses.

All ages can enjoy the old fashioned Victorian Fair in a twinkly marquee on the green in Strangford - crafts, family games , music and wintery food and drink. Don't miss Bells Traditional Funfair too.

Follow the Parade of Lights and Christmas Tree trail in Portaferry. See Santa on a skiff, eat Polish Christmas food and enjoy mulled wine in the PSC Hub

Hear some of the groups perform in the marquee in Strangford and in bars in Portaferry. 

Enjoy Handel's Messiah, by Merry Opera, in Portico (Saturday).

Experience the atmosphere of The Market on the Square in Portaferry from 10 - 1.30 on Saturday - get your taste buds tingling and fill your shopping bags with all manner of unique treasures and tasty treats.

Visit Northern Ireland's only aquarium in Exploris.

Take a tour of Echlinville Distillery where award winning spirits are crafted in the heart of County Down. (1 p.m. Saturday)

Explore the heritage trails in Portaferry and Strangford.

Tour the Portico of Ards, an Arts and Heritage Centre opened in 2016 by HRH The Prince of Wales.

Visit Castleward , a unique 18th-century mansion famed for its mixture of architectural styles, and see the Game of Thrones Winterfell.

Touch the Game of Thrones' doors in Strangford and Portaferry.

Location Portaferry and Strangford
Admission to the event is free. Ferry charges apply.
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