Christmas at the Castle - Dublin Castle
The courtyard of Dublin Castle will be filled with over 30 traditional alpine market stalls filled with decorative crafts and delicious festive treats.
Take a spin on the vintage carousel or a trott in a horse drawn carriage around the castle grounds and gardens. Visitors will also have the chance to explore the castle’s stunning interiors as there will be complimentary access to the state apartments in the castle from 6pm to 8pm.
There is a special Santa Tour set to take place on December 14th, where the Castle’s Christmas fairy will be taking kids on a magical adventure through the beautifully decorated State Apartments. The kids will also have the opportunity to meet Santa.
Santa Tour Times: 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Adult tickets: €10. Kids tickets: Free
With over 1,000 years of history in Dublin Castle and plenty of festive food, crafts, music and entertainment – there will be something for everyone to enjoy this festive season
Dates: 12 - 22nd December
Times: 12 - 8pm
Address: Dame St, Dublin 2
Photo: OPW - Dublin Castle
Christmas on the Green - The Well Dublin
Located just off Grafton Street, The Well, will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland every Sunday by Urban Markets Dublin.
Featuring over 50 stalls selling everything from vintage and sustainable clothing to vinyl records, art and jewellery.
For rumbling tummies, Dublin Pizza Company will be on hand with their tasty pizza along with festive mulled wine and coffee from The Well Café.
Packed to the brim with Christmas stocking fillers, beautiful gifts and everything you need for your glam winter wardrobe.
Dates:Every Sunday until 22nd December
Times:12 - 5pm
Address: The Well, St. Stephen's Green
Photo: Urban Markets Dublin
Gifted - The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair
Gifted is the biggest Craft and Design Fair in Ireland, featuring over 400 designers, makers & independent retailers.
There will be over 100 artisan food producers. The food options are of a wide variety, they will have everything you could possibly need for your Christmas entertaining, as well as a wide variety of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan foods and a host of healthy ideas.
There will also be a collection of Irelands finest sustainable Irish ethical clothing, clean beauty and homewares. Specially selected by Jo Linehan, creator of The Futurist Podcast
Admission prices: Adults: €12, OAPs: €10 (this rate is only available at the box office on the day). Children U16 - Free
Dates: 4th - 8th December
Time: Wed – Fri 10am – 10pm, Sat & Sun 10am – 7pm.
Address: 61 Lr Camden St, D2, D02 VY17
Dun Laoighaire Christmas Festival
Dún Laoghaire Christmas market presented by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council is a feast for the seasonal senses as carefully selected vendors sell authentic hand-made gifts and delicious treats every Saturday, Sunday (7th/8th, 14th/15th, 21st/22nd) and Monday December 23rd on the Metals and opposite dlr LexIcon from 11am to 7pm.
Aromas of gourmet sausages, Hungarian Lángos, German Gluhwein, Fresh Falafel, Gingerbread and steaming hot chocolate will fill the air as you wander through the Christmas Market. If you are searching for the perfect Christmas present the market has hand-crafted gifts and decorations, jewellery, limited edition photographic prints, Hurling watches and clocks, Trendy Socks, PaperBear Greeting cards, knitwear, fragrances and hemp products for people and pets. Its a whole host of very special quality gifts and treats that are not mass-produced but hand crafted with love.
The market also features Santa’s Post Box to post your letters by Sunday December 15th and receive a personal reply in tme for Christmas.
The Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival runs every weekend from November 30 to December 23 on the Metals and opposite dlr LexIcon from 11am to 7pm.
Time: 11am to 7pm.
Dates: 30th November - 23rd December
Address: Dún Laoghaire
Photo: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
This is no ordinary Christmas festival, at Guinness Winterfest guests can also expect a music and entertainment line-up full to the brim with Christmas feels, programmed by music promoter and Dublin publican, John Mahon.
They’ll find live DJs and bands lighting up the stage, bump into up and coming buskers or belt out their own tunes in the karaoke caravan.
Christmas tunes will be flowing from everyone’s festive favourites to the much-loved score from the much-loved Guinness Christmas ad.
Time: Guinness Winterfest will roll out serious festive feels from Thursday 5th December to Sunday 8th December 2019 and from Thursday 12th December to Sunday 15th December 2019. It will be open to members of the public, aged 18 and over, from 4-10pm on Thursday and Friday, from 1-10pm on Saturday and from 1-7pm on Sunday.
Address: Open Gate Brewery, James’s Street, Dublin 8
Photo: Guinness Winterfest