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:

Armagh Public Library 11.00am – 5.00pm

No 5 Vicar’s Hill 10.00am – 5.00pm

Armagh Gaol 11.00am – 4.00pm – last admission 3.30pm

Georgian Walking tours departing from the Danske Bank 12.15pm and 4.15pm

Tours of the magnificent Archbishops Palace and primates Chapel 11an, 2pm

Observatory Tours 11.30am and 2pm – Free –booking essential at VIC


Horse and Carriage rides £3/person 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

3D Decorations

Christmas Wreaths & Decorations

Unique Tea light holders


1pm-4pm: Christmas Demonstrations

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.