Christmas displays – they make having to elbow your way through the jam packed city centre that little bit less miserable.

(Actually they generally cause us to wander inside and spend a small fortune. But we guess that’s the point…)

With bars also getting into the Christmas spirit (making our mulled wine even more enjoyable – and who knew that was possible?) we’ve snapped some of our favourite Chistmas displays so far this year.

We haven’t quite got the travelling powers of the man in the big red suit quite yet – so if you see any more fantastic Christmas displays make sure to send them to us at belfastvibe!

Our Pick Of The City’s Greatest Displays This Christmas…

1. Miel et Moi and The Albany

703 Lisburn Rd

Miel et Moi

Miel et Moi

Dazzling fairy lights wrapped around approximately one million Christmas trees, this hotspot on the Lisburn Road has never looked so inviting.

The Christmas trees go on for so long that we couldn’t even fit them in our shot – so you’ll just have to go down there and see for yourself.

2. Ian Thompson Interior Design

665 Lisburn Rd

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Traditional vintage Christmas decorations at its best.

3. Jack Wills

22 Arthur St

Jack Wills

We love the elegance, twinkling lights, Christmas trees – and stacks of presents.

4. Cafe Fish

539 Lisburn Rd

Cafe Fish

Call us childish all you like, but there’s just something special about cartoons featuring Santa Claus and polar bears. They scream Christmas and remind us of getting far too excited when we kids.

5. Fred J Malcolm

18 Chichester St

Just in case you needed any encouragement to approach this renowned jewellers – check out this shop window. Sure to lure in even the most suspecting customer.

6. Waterstones

44 Fountain St

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Christmas books + Christmas decorations + Christmas lights = our kind of Christmas window display.

7. Christmas Workshop

Castlecourt

Christmas Workshop

Perhaps unsurprisingly, this Christmas shop is putting on quite the display. As are the hundreds of amazing Christmas shops up and down the high street of course, but unfortunately – we can’t add them all. Sad times.

8. Debenhams

Unit 34 Castle Court, Royal Avenue

Debenhams

Red, bright and shiny – featuring jammies we just want to curl up into.

9. House of Fraser

Victoria Square Shopping Centre

Debenhams

Similarly, making us nostalgic for our childhood, this cutesy window is making us even more impatient for December 25.

10. New Look

Fountain House Donegall Pl

New Look

We loved New Look’s take on the monochrome trend this season. Now it is extending to their Winter shop displays. And we thoroughly approve.

11. Fat Face

Victoria Sq

Fatface

Now these are what we call fairy lights.

12. Murphys

400 Lisburn Rd

Murphys Butchers

Another (amazing) cartoon painted shop window. Remind you of anyone you know?

13. Argento

11 Royal Ave

Argento

The decadent array of lights and glitter looks even more amazing at night.

14. Hotel Chocolat

9 William St S

Hotel Chocolat

As if we needed any more encouragement to treat ourselves to some delicious chocolate – at Hotel Chocolat, this shop window display just helped kicked us through the door. (Sorry Slimming World).

15. Queen’s Arcade

27-33 Donegall Pl

Queen's Arcade

16. Doris & Jeannie

25 Belmont Rd

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17. Zara

3 Donegall Pl

18. O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors

75-77 May St

This is the original Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Christmas display.

Shown for many years at Belfast’s famous old department store, Anderson & McAuley. All proceeds from the display this year will go to Chest Heart & Stroke NI.

19. The Dirty Onion

3 Hill St

Dirty Onion

20. Victoria Square

1 Victoria Sq

Whilst not technically a shop window display, we feel like the Christmas display at Victoria Square deserves honourable mention.

21. Herbert Gould Home

384-392 Lisburn Rd

Herbert Gould Home

This massive festive wreath combined with all of the personal Christmas touches just made furniture shopping just that little bit more exciting…

22. Belfast Welcome Centre

9 Donegall Square N

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The Belfast Welcome Centre is more than keeping up with appearances with this adorable display, featuring reindeers, snowflakes, glitter – and even a modern take on your typical everyday Christmas tree.

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