Christmas at the Castle
Experience a cornucopia of festive magic at Dublin Castle at Christmas. Set in the heart of the nation’s capital, Christmas at the Castle will have something for everyone, with a boutique open-air Christmas Market, with music from the Dublin Gospel Choir, New Dublin Voices, Playlist, Crux Voice Ensemble and others among the festive gatherings.
The historic courtyard of Dublin Castle will be filled with over 30 traditional alpine market stalls featuring an array of decorative crafts and inspiring gift ideas. Come and indulge in traditional fare sold by artisan producers and soak up the festive atmosphere. There will also be a vintage carousel on-site for children.
Boutique Open Air Christmas Market:
• Festive food and drink
• Artisan craft stalls
• Neapolitan Crib
• Festive Music Acts
• Vintage Carousel
• Complimentary access to the State Apartments
Dates: December 8th 2021 - December 21st 2021
Location: Dublin Castle, Dame St, Dublin 2
Photo: Christmas at the Castle 2021
Dandelion Christmas Market – Dublin's Biggest Pop-up Market
What better way to get into the spirit of the season than visiting a Christmas Market.
Browse through over 60 Traders across 2 floors - consider this your one-stop for all your Christmas gifts!
• Vintage & Pre-Loved Clothing
• Vinyl Records
• Crafts & Curiosities
• Bespoke & Custom-Made Products
• Sweet Treats
• Cafe, Bar & Hot Food
Dates: Every Sunday from Nov 28th
Location:The Well, 130 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, D02 K597
Website: Urban Markets Facebook
Photo: Dandelioin Christmas Market – The Well
Dublin Winter Lights – Merrion Square
Dublin City Council has launched brand new ‘Dublin Winter Lights’ installations at Merrion Square Park.
Visitors are encouraged to keep an eye out for a number of exciting characters, who can be spotted at various locations throughout the park. One of Merrion Square’s best-known residents, Oscar Wilde, will also be participating in the festivities. Stop by his statue to see the writer recite some of his most famous lines. Top the journey off with a hot chocolate before exploring the other lighting installations around the city.
In order to attend this event, visitors must register for a free ticket using Eventbrite. It is important for ticketholders to arrive at the park during their allocated timeslot, as they may not be guaranteed entry otherwise. Tickets are limited to a maximum of six per person. Entry will start from 5pm, with the last admissions at 9pm.
Dates: Thurs 2nd – Sun 5th, Thurs 9th – Sun 12th, and Thurs 16th – Wed 22nd.
Location:1 Merrion Square E, Dublin
Photo: Dublin Winter Lights - Merrion Square
Santa Afternoon Tea – Vintage Tea Trips
Jump on board for a cup of tea and chat with someone special this Christmas.
Visit Santa himself in Dublin on his very own private carriage.
Each child will also receive their very own present from Santa.
Indulge in a seasonal afternoon tea on board the Routemaster bus. Freshly made sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, a selection of desserts and of course mince pies will make up our afternoon tea spread.
Maybe even glimpse one of his reindeer as we take in some city sights. Let our elves entertain the little ones with jokes and fun facts about Dublin.
If you have any specific requirements or would like to book in a large family group call 01 255 1777 and we can book you in over the phone.
Dates: Friday 3rd December - Thursday 23rd December
Location: 4- 6 Essex St E, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Website: Vintage Tea Trips
Photo: Santa Afternoon Tea – Vintage Tea Trips
Winterfest – Guinness Storehouse
The Guinness Storehouse has come alive this festive season with a showstopping Christmas tree curated by award winning graphic designer Annie Atkins, pop up music and entertainment, light shows, festive food and more.
Atkins, the visionary behind the distinct visual design of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, The French Dispatch and Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, brings her unique style to the Guinness Storehouse’s first ever Winterfest, creating an immersive festive experience complete with a showstopping Christmas tree, inspired by iconic Guinness advertising from the Guinness archive.
Enjoy Winterfest as part of your Guinness Storehouse Experience ticket.
Dates: Saturday 27th November - Sunday 2nd January
Location: St. James's Gate, Dublin 8, D08 VF8H
Website: Guinness Storehouse
Photo: Winterfest – Guinness Storehouse
This Way to Christmas! Ft. The Snowman - National Concert Hall
A fun-filled festive experience for all the family. A great way to celebrate the warmth of this Christmas season!
Theatre Lovett and NCH bring us a heart-warming Christmas spectacle with fun and fanfares from the NCH Christmas Orchestra. Host Louis Lovett will bring us some of our favourite things… parading Nutcrackers, classic Christmas songs and festive dance.
Following these seasonal treats, sit back and enjoy the timeless Christmas family classic The Snowman with Howard Blake’s score performed live by our Christmas Orchestra.
Plus… ho ho ho…. a very special guest and loads of new festive giggles for all the family.
Dates: Friday 17th December - Sunday 19th December
Location:National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 D02 N527
Website: National Concert Hall
Photo: This Way to Christmas! Ft. The Snowman