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City Hall in lights

Our LED lighting system at City Hall reduces our energy costs and allows us to light up the building in a variety of colours and combinations.

As City Hall is a Grade A listed building, it's mainly lit up in a white light, which is best for highlighting the building's beautiful architectural features.  Dates when City Hall is lit in different colours are listed below.


Date Occasion  Colour 
27 January Holocaust Memorial Day Purple
6 February Centenary in Northern Ireland for the Representation of the People Act 1918 Green, purple and white
14 February Valentines Day Red
16 February Chinese New Year Orange and red 
23 February Fuel Poverty Awareness Day Purple and red
2 March EU/China Year of Tourism Red and gold
8 March  International Women's Day  Purple
17 March St Patrick's Day Green
23 March Belfast Sports Awards Pink and gold
31 March  International Transgender Day of Visibility Blue and pink
7 May May Day Red
9 June Queen Elizabeth II Birthday Red, white and blue
16 June 25 Years of Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School Maroon and navy
21 June NSPCC Childhood Day campaign Green
22 June   Belfast Hosts Global Forum Blue and green
23 June St Joseph's College Silver Jubilee Dinner TBC 
5 July 70th Anniversary of NHS Blue
12 July  Orangefest Orange and purple
20 July Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Red
4 August Belfast Pride Rainbow
31 Aug - 2 September Launch of Belfast Glider  Purple
4 September  Organ Donation Week Pink and violet
10 September  World Suicide Prevention Day
- Samaritans charity (High Sheriff civic charity)
21 September  Culture Night Multi coloured
1 October Flybe 30th Anniversary in Belfast Purple
6 October Pretty in Pink - Lord Mayor Civic Charity  Pink
15 October  Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day Baby pink and baby blue
16 October  RNIB 150th Anniversary Pink and blue
20 October  Methody college 150 Anniversary Navy
29 October   Cats Protection 25 Anniversary - National Cat Day Blue and yellow
11 November Polish Independence Day Red and white
11 November Remembrance Sunday Red (Cenotaph only)
17 November Christmas Light switch on Various
24 December Santa Siren Red
31 December New Year's Eve Countdown Multi coloured


Date  Occasion  Colour 
28 January   Chinese New Year  Orange and red
14 February Valentines Day  Red 
8 March  International Women's Day Purple
10 March  Positive Futures - Lord Mayor's charity event Yellow
17 March  St Patrick's Day  Green 
24 March In memory of victims of London attacks Red, white and blue 
25 March  Earth Hour  No illumination
(8.30pm - 9.30pm) 
5 April  In memory of victims of St Petersburg attacks White, blue and red 
8 April Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust - Deputy Lord Mayors civic charity  Yellow and green
21 April Children’s Heartbeat Trust - Deputy Lord Mayors civic charity 
Red and yellow
23 April Routes Europe 2017 Red 
25 April Cycling Against Suicide Orange
28 April Workforce Training - Deputy Lord Mayors charity  Red and white
1 May  May Day  Red 
5 May  Christian Aid - Lord Mayor Civic Charity  Red and white 
13 May  Belfast Pride - Deputy Lord Mayor Civic Charity  Rainbow 
15 May  Opening of City Hall Exhibition  Multicoloured 
16 May  Opening of City Hall Exhibition  Multicoloured 
23 May  In memory of victims of Manchester attack Red, white and blue 
26 May  Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI)  Lilac purple 
5 June  In memory of victims of London attack Red, white and blue
9 June  St Genevieve’s 50th Anniversary Gala Ball Blue and gold
17 June  Queen Elizabeth II Birthday  Red, white and blue 
24 June  Evening of Reflection - 25th anniversary veterans dinner  Navy, plum, and green
12 July  Orangefest  Orange and purple 
5 August  Belfast Pride  Rainbow colour 
9 August  UEFA Women's Under 19 Championship Official Dinner Pink
5 September Organ Donation Week  Pink and purple
22 September  Culture Night  Red
30 September CLIC Sargent High Sherriff Civic event Pink
12 October  The Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s 50 year celebrations  Purple 
15 October Wave of Light - Babyloss Awareness Week Pink and blue 
20 October  Northern Ireland Private Greens Bowling League Gala Centenary Dinner
Red and blue 
21 October  Rosario FC 100th Gala dinner  Sky blue   
23 October  Parenting NI - Resilliance practitioners event with Robin Balbernie
Lord Mayor Civic Charity 
28 October  Newington Credit Union 50th Anniversary  Dark blue
2 November  Open Arts 25th Anniversary Blue and purple
4 November  Ulster Secondary Schools Athletics Association 50th Anniversary Red and gold
11 November  Polish Independence Day  Red and white 
12 November  Remembrance Sunday  Red (Cenotaph only) 
18 November  Christmas lights switch-on  Various
25 November In memory of victims of the Sinai attack Red, white and black
25 December Santa siren  Red 
31 December  New Year's Eve countdown  Various 

We can also light up the building for major events which we have organised in City Hall or its grounds.

We will only accept other requests to light up City Hall in exceptional circumstances. For more information, please call Peter McKay on 028 9027 0273 or email

The project is part-funded by the EU, under the Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme.

Contact us
City Hall
02890 270273
City Hall
Donegall Square,