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The Ultimate Guide to Belfast’s Continental Christmas Market

The much-anticipated Continental Christmas Market at Belfast City Hall opened its gates for this year last weekend and we are so happy that it’s back! The market attracts people from far and wide and of all ages.

With this year promising to be bigger than ever, we’ve put together the ultimate list of foods and goodies you’ll not want to miss when you visit the market.

 

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Burgers, burgers and more burgers! One of the food items the market has become famed for, the list of burger options gets longer every year! From ostrich to kangaroo to wild boar, and even crocodile, what are you brave enough to try?

Chips with a twist: Find the stand dedicated to everyone’s favourite and you will be in for a treat. With options such as truffle oil and parmesan, you won’t find a fancier fry elsewhere.

Waffles and Falafels: Belfast’s very own Bubble Waffles have proved to be a big hit at the market with a wide range of fillings to make your head spin, from bananas to Oreos. If you’re after something a bit more savoury, the falafel stand will be guaranteed to satiate your Mexican cravings – there’s even plenty of vegan choices to suit all tastes.

Dutch Pancakes: Perfect for the ‘gram, these not only look amazing but taste delicious too! Be warned though, this popular stand is always queued out!

Santa’s Grotto: Bringing the little ones? Make sure you plan a visit to the main man himself! The Grotto at the Continental Christmas market partners with Pretty in Pink so you’ll be supporting a local charity too! Santa will also have a post box at his grotto, where children can post their letters to the North Pole and even receive a reply if they include a return address.

 

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The German Beer Tent: No visit to the market is complete without a visit to the German beer tent! Take the weight off your feet with a stein (or two) in the spacious tent at the heart of the market.

A Taste of France: Nutella fan? Head straight for “The Taste of France” stand where you can find everything from Nutella crepes to Nutella churros. Definitely not one to be missed by the chocoholics!

The Carousel and Helter Skelter: What better way to get a bird’s eye view of the market than from the top of the helter skelter! Or why not get all nostalgic with a ride on the carousel? Do you still have a favourite horse?

 

Source: Belfast Continental Christmas Market/Facebook

The Continental Christmas Market is open from the 17th November until the 22nd December so there’s plenty of time to indulge in the sumptuous delights on offer. The market is open 10am – 8pm from Monday to Wednesday, 10am – 10pm Thursday through to Saturday, and 12pm – 6pm on Sundays. We’ll be heading straight for the Dutch pancake stand at the market this weekend!

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