Wondering what to get for the friend or family member who’s musical – here’s the Red Star Music Christmas gift guide which should help make that decision a bit easier. Look out for them in The Fairhill Centre too as their sister business, Ballymena School of Music, bring some festive music for Christmas in Ballymena as we do our shopping.


Red Star Music Christmas

Red Star Music on John Street (close to the Tower Centre car park) has loads of instruments, music books and accessories for everyone – beginners to experienced musicians. Here’s a few of what’s on offer –

  • For the beginner piano student – 2 x John Thompson music books, Theory is Fun book & a pencil all in a Red Star Music tote bag for £15
  • A Rock Box – for any guitarist – includes a capo, guitar tuner, pickwinder,  pick holder with a novelty plectrum, polish and polishing cloth, plectrums and slide. All the accessories any guitarist will need and prices start at £20
  • Accoustic guitar pack –  comes with the Red Star Music Rock Box essential kit and guitar lessons and prices start at £99
  • Electric guitar pack – this includes all you need to get started  – includes an amp, plectrum, guitar strap, guitar tuner, guitar bag and 3 guitar lessons – all for £159

To make it easier for the shopper, Red Star Music are open late from 21st – 23rd December – from 9.00am to 9.00pm.

Red Star Music | Christmas in Ballymena

They will also have a stall in the Fairhill Shopping Centre on Saturday 19th December between 12.00 and 3.00pm where you will be able to get some gifts sorted for your musical friends as they will have a selection of musical items and gift vouchers available to buy. The guys from Ballymena School of Music will be there to entertain you with some live Christmas music while you shop.

Red Star Music Christmas and New Year opening hours –

  • Christmas Eve – 9.00am – 2.00pm
  • Closed from 25th to 28th Dec
  • Tues 29th & Wed 30th Dec – 10.00am – 5.00pm
  • New Year’s Eve – 10.00am – 4.00pm
  • Closed New Year’s Day
  • 2nd January – 10.00am – 5.00pm

You can keep up to date with what’s happening at Red Star Music by liking them on Facebook here