Armagh’s much loved Georgian Day returns for its eleventh year to mark the beginning of the Christmas season.  See Armagh in all its festive glory, sparkling with lights as the City goes back to its Georgian roots.  Adding to Armagh’s established retail offering will be over 50 festive stalls, hosted by traders in Georgian costumes, lining the streets for a unique experience that cannot be missed.  Finding the perfect present will be a delight with high-quality gifts and locally produced foods and drinks found around every corner.  The experience will be enhanced with festive music on the bandstand and across the city; horse-drawn carriage rides (booking on the day at the Visitor Information Centre) and the smell of mulled wine and mince pies exuding a unique Christmassy atmosphere for all to enjoy.


Highlights include:

  • Festive market
  • Georgian Characters
  • Christmas music on the bandstand and throughout the city
  • Horse drawn carriage rides around The Mall(booking essential on the day at the Visitor Information Centre)
  • Reindeer with Santa’s Elves
  • Georgian Photo Booth
  • Children’s Christmas Craft Workshops
  • Georgian Walking Tours Mince pies, mulled wine
  • Family Treasure Hunt around the city
  • Magical Animated Light show 


Georgian Buildings open to the public on the day:

  1. Armagh Public Library (11.00am – 5.00pm)
  2. No 5 Vicar’s Hill (10.00am – 5.00pm)
  3. Armagh Gaol (11.00am – 4.00pm – last admission 3.30pm(
  4. Georgian Walking tours departing from the Danske Bank 12.15pm and 4.15pm
  5. Tours of the magnificent Archbishops Palace and primates Chapel at 11am, 2pm
  6. Observatory Tours 11.30am and 2pm – Free but must be pre-booked at VIC


Horse and Carriage Rides

£3.00person or book a private carriage £15 (max 4 persons) Pre booking essential at Armagh Visitor Information Centre, English Street, Armagh from 10am on 29th November.


Georgian Day At The Shambles Yard

Time: 10am-4pm

Georgian Day is enhanced with a festive mix of creative craft workshops, you will also be able to pick up some seasonal tips to impress your Christmas guests with inspiring food and drink demonstrations.


10am-12pm: Pre-Booked Workshops

Cost: £5.00

  • Upcycled Christmas Table Centre Pieces
  • Georgian Applique and Embroidery
  • Personalised Georgian Christmas Decorations


1pm-4pm: FREE Family Workshops

Cost: FREE

  • 3D Decorations
  • Christmas Wreaths & Decorations
  • Unique Tea light holders


1pm-4pm: Christmas Demonstrations

Cost: FREE

  • 1pm-1:30pm: Christmas cake and treat decorating presented by Bake My Day
  • 2:30pm-3pm: Easy sophisticated canapés presented by Uluru
  • 3:15-3:45pm: Festive Spirits presented by Viva


Road Closures

Please note Thomas Street, Scotch Street, Market Street, Ogle Street and Castle Street will be closed to traffic.