Chinese new year is upon us once again, Get ready for family fun, Colourful displays and activities for all, It all starts off at 1pm in Donegall place with Chinese lion dancers, The Celebrations travel around Belfast City Centre, You can get to each of the locations with the Belfast bus tour Donegall arcade is facing the City Hall at 130pm activities will inculde.
Year of pig mask making workshop Chinese Lantern making workshop Chinese chop stick frame making Tradition Chinese Music
A procession featuring stilt walkers, a Chinese lion and a Dragon boat will also begin on Fountain Street at 2pm, and will continue through Cornmarket finishing at Castle Place at 2:30pm. You can view the full Hop on Hop off tour route and plan your Belfast Sightseeing trip around the festival with a cheeky tipple of your choice at the many stops.
Free public tours every day. Led by an experienced guide, tours last around an hour and include the history of Belfast City Hall and its finest features. The tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors must register 10-15 minutes before the tour is due to depart at visitor exhibition at reception, Tours run Mon-Fri 11am-2pm-3pm, Sat-Sun 2 and 3pm. When inside there is a wealth of things to see from the Lord Mayor's Parlour, the Council Chamber (you get to sit in the council member's seats) and the Ballroom. Don't forget to allow time for the really interesting exhibition rooms, When your finished your tour you can hop back onto the Belfast bus tour and continue your Belfast adventure having explored the heart of the City let us show you the rest of it along with countless Belfast Attractions, You can view the entire Hop on Hop off tour route here.
Built in imposing Hiberno-Romanesque style, St Anne's Cathedral was started in 1899 but did not reach its final form until 1981. As you enter you'll see that the black-and-white marble floor is laid out in a maze pattern – the black route leads to a dead end, the white to the sanctuary and salvation. The nave's 10 pillars are topped by carvings symbolising aspects of Belfast life, look out for the Freemasons' pillar (the central one on the south side).
In the south aisle is the tomb of Unionist hero Sir Edward Carson (1854–1935). In the baptistry, the stunning mosaic of The Creation contains 150,000 pieces of coloured glass, It and the mosaic above the west door are the result of seven years' work by sisters Gertrude and Margaret Martin, You can travel here with the Belfast open top bus tour The tour stops here and picks up every 30-45 minutes all day, View tour route Hop on Hop off route