Donaghadee Christmas Festival 2017.


PLEASE NOTE, Donaghadee Christmas Market and Santa Arrival now re-scheduled for Friday 15th December. Grotto and Market now indoors at D’dee Community Centre. Don’t miss it!  Also, we are awaiting confirmation from the Parades Commission on the route for the parade. More details to follow.


I should like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas. As has been the practice over the past few years the Donaghadee Community Development Association (DCDA) has worked with other organisations to provide a focus for the town’s Christmas Celebrations.

On behalf of DCDA I should like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone who has assisted in any way to make this event possible, in particular

Ards and North Down Borough Council

Copelands Marina

Department for Communities

Donaghadee Community Partnership

Donaghadee Harbour Office

Donaghadee Methodist Church

Donaghadee Parish Church

Donaghadee Primary School

Dunn’s Footwear

First Presbyterian Church

Gordons Chemists

Harbour Star Band

John Hamilton Photography

Pier 36



Rotary Club of Donaghadee

St John’s Ambulance

Una Breslin School of Irish Dancing

Please do come along and join in the celebrations.

Gary McNinch




2nd December Donaghadee Parish Church Church Fayre at 10am – 2pm
3rd December First Presbyterian Church Community Carol Service at 7pm followed by switching on of the Christmas tree lights (see detail below)
8th December First Presbyterian Church Harbour / Shield’s Car Park Christmas Fayre

Santa Arrival and Fireworks followed by parade (see detail below)

9th December First Presbyterian Church 11am – 6pm Irish Dancing Competition (see detail below)
10th December Community Centre Donaghadee Parish Church First Presbyterian Church Santa Dash at 2pm (see detail below)

Young People’s Christmas Celebration at 6pm

Rotary Club of Donaghadee Carols & Mince Pies at 7.00pm (see detail below)

17th December First Presbyterian Church

Methodist Church

Donaghadee Parish Church

Carols by Candelight at 7pm

Lessons and Carols at 7pm

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at 7pm

24th December Donaghadee Parish Church Christmas Eve Communion at 11pm
25th December Donaghadee Parish Church First Presbyterian Church

Methodist Church

Christmas Day Service 10.30am

Christmas Day Service 10.30am

Christmas Day Service 9.30am

31st December Donaghadee Parish Church Methodist Church New Year’s Eve Compline

Watchnight Service 11.30pm


Visit the Things To Do page for more information on individual events.