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Curated events across Dublin city and county.

The Winter Wine & Cheese Festival

Jam Park

The Winter Wine & Cheese Festival - Praise Brie! The Wine & Cheese Festival is back, just in time for your Christmas parties and get togethers. We’re taking over Jam Park during November and December, Baby Cheesus and all… Tickets: €15 (or table of 8 group deal €100) – gets you wine on arrival some festive cheesy treats AND... Pop-up wine bars Pop-up cheese shops Brewtonic Winter Warmers bar – all the mulled drinks Eatyard Cheese Shop menu – loads of cheese, fondue, mac and cheese, hamburgers & more Music, entertainment & games Add-ons for y

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Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol

The New Theatre

Orson Welles' Christmas Carol - AboutFACE's much-loved festive "radio-play-within-a-play" for the whole family returns for an extended run this December at The New Theatre. In this fast-moving, heartfelt comedy based on true events, young radio superstar Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre gang are presenting A Christmas Carol in New York live ON-AIR on Christmas Eve 1938… having just lost their Scrooge. Can Orson and his overworked cast survive the last minute chaos and pressure to give this Christmas Carol a happy ending? Featuring a 45-minute version of A Christmas Carol in the 193

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Guinness Winterfest

Guinness Open Gate Brewery

Guinness Winterfest @ Guinness Open Gate Brewery. This December, for the first time ever, the brewery will be transformed into an extraordinary Christmas festival. Curated by food connoisseur, Ali Dunworth, Guinness Winterfest will play host to foodies who will take up residency at the brewery. They will create festive favourites from sweet treats such as churros with delicious chocolate dip to savoury bubbling cheese toasties – all perfectly paired with a delicious pint of Guinness. As the Guinness Open Gate Brewery is the home to all beer innovation and experimentation, their brewers an

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Christmas Evenings at the Castle

Dublin Castle

Christmas Evenings at the Castle - The much loved Christmas evenings return for 2019. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre for a choral performance in the Chapel Royal followed by an opportunity to view the Neapolitan Crib and the festively decorated State Apartments. Guests will also be invited to attend a reception in the Gothic Room. This unmissable series of events have become a staple in the Dublin Castle Christmas Calendar. Booking information Dates: December 3rd, 5th, 6th, 16th, 18th, 19th.

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Christmas at Farmleigh

Farmleigh House

Christmas at Farmleigh 2019 - a special time for all the family. Children will be enthralled by Puppet Shows and will be captivated by Storytelling. Seasonal treats, including Horse & Carriage Rides, a Festive Crib and Festive Barbershop Melodies and Carol Singing will be on for all to enjoy, and some seasonal shopping will be on offer at the Christmas Food & Craft Markets - All to help you Christmas Food & Craft Markets - Farmyard, 10am-5pm. Festive Crib - Outdoors, 10am-5pm. Festive Barbershop Melodies with The Mellowchords - Outdoors, 12pm-4pm. Horse & Carriage

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Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival

Dún Laoghaire

Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival - Dún Laoghaire is all set to be electrifying again this Christmas as the iconic Ferris Wheel takes centre stage at the annual Christmas Festival. A 55ft retro Ferris Wheel, built in 1958 and reported to have featured in the original Grease movie, is a highlight. In keeping with the Hollywood theme, the festival also features vintage Chair-O-Planes that were used in the making of TV series Into the Badlands. These iconic funfair rides will provide spectacular views of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour with a touch of nostalgia, a sense of adventure and a whole lot o

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Christmas Experience at Malahide Castle & Gardens

Malahide Castle & Gardens

Christmas Experience at Malahide Castle & Gardens - Wish upon a star at Malahide Castle and Gardens this Christmas... Magic is coming to Malahide Castle again this festive season with a very special Christmas Experience for 2019. Meet Santa, Mrs Claus and the friendly elves in their magical grotto where they are getting ready for the busiest night of the year! After your visit to Santa, enjoy a special journey through the rooms and hallways of the 800-year-old castle to soak up the atmosphere with Christmas guests Cinderella, The Fairy Godmother and Prince Charming. Santa will have age

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Yuleyard

Eatyard

Eatyard presents Yuleyard… Winter Wonderland in the heart of Dublin City. Eatyard will be filled with festive food vendors serving up Christmassy delights. There'll have Box Burger, Lucky Tortoise, Meltdown, Flamin' Marvellous Bratwurst and The Big Blue Bus. The Winter Warmers Bar will be in full swing with mulled wine and hot whiskeys to heat you up during your cosy chats and catch-ups around the wood burning stoves. Explore your adventurous side with the Schweppes Alchemy Bar serving classic and festive cocktails. There'll be pop-up Craft Fair & Farmers' Markets every Saturday &

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Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo

Wild Lights 2019 at Dublin Zoo - Stories, Myths & Legends. The spectacular night-time experience is back and it's like nothing you've seen before! Showcasing a brand new theme - Stories, Myths and Legends. With magical scenes from well-known stories like - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan and The Jungle Book… to best-loved nursery rhymes and characters from Irish Mythology - all brought to life by dazzling, giant colourful silk lanterns! See over a thousand breath-taking, illuminated lanterns transform Dublin Zoo into an enchanted wonderland as d

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The Moving Crib

St Martin Apostolate

The Moving Crib - A hidden jewel in Dublin's Crown! You know it's really Christmas when you hear mention of The Moving Crib and this year is no different. This wonderful gem will be opened again this year to celebrate its 63rd birthday, having welcomed 23,000 visitors last year, and best of all it's still FREE! The timeless charm of the Crib lives on and has become a nostalgic centrepiece of the Christmas season for many. Enjoy a medley of Biblical, historical and fun stories, competitions, an illusion wall all wrapped up in a blanket of Christmas magic. It is guaranteed festive fun for al

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Malahide Skates

Malahide Castle & Gardens

Malahide Skates - Get Your Skates On! Ice-skating comes to Malahide with a 500 square metre real ice rink including a specially designed kiddies ice rink fully housed in a 1,000 square metre all weather marquee in the grounds of Malahide Castle, Dublin. That means that rain, hail or snow you and your friends will be able to skate away to your heart's content on the biggest temporary ice rink to be installed in Malahide this year. So make sure you don't miss out on this great family fun activity. Booking info Nov 29th to Dec 13th Mon-Fri: 1.30pm to 6pm (last session at 5pm). Sat-Sun: 1

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dlr Mill Theatre Panto – Robin Hood

dlr Mill Theatre

dlr Mill Theatre Panto - Robin Hood. Oh noooo!!! The wicked Sheriff of Nottingham won't stop raising the taxes of the town until the lovely Maid Marian agrees to become his wife. But this Maid Marian is not one to give up on a fight and, with our hero Robin Hood, sets out to overthrow the nasty Sheriff. There may be wedding bells... but for whom? Will Massive Milly, the Sheriff's sidekick, lead Little John to the gold and could Cupid's arrow strike again? Will Aunt Polly snag a rich husband before the show is over? And, boys and girls, will she find Bella Sparkles, the magical unicorn that

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Dundrum On Ice

Dundrum Town Centre

Dundrum On Ice - Dublin's best ice skating venue in Dundrum Town Centre returns for 2019. 500m2 of crisp, white ice in a great new location in Dundrum South to get you skating from Halloween till the New Year. Ice Skating on real ice in Dundrum Town Centre every Winter since 2009. This year the rink is located in Building 5 over the Red Car Park just off the Sandyford Road, or take the Luas exit, beside Boots, on Level 2 from inside the centre. The rink will be open from October 25th right up to January 12th 2020.

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Christy Moore – Magic Nights

Vicar St

Christy Moore – Magic Nights. Christy Moore announces 10 nights at Dublin's Vicar Street - December 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th, 2019. January 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th, 13th & 14th, 2020. One of the most compelling and inspirational musicians Ireland has ever seen, Christy Moore will play 10 nights at Vicar St in support of his forthcoming new album Magic Nights, released November 22nd.

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A Christmas Carol

Gate Theatre

A Christmas Carol - by Charles Dickens. In Jack Thorne's superb retelling of this timeless Christmas fable, Dickens' dream-like story is transformed into a theatrical experience in which inclusivity and community are centre stage, and the barriers between stage and audience are re-imagined for the 21st Century in a re-configured Gate auditorium. Booking information Evenings: Mondays to Saturdays – 7.30pm. Matinees: Selected Saturdays and Wednesdays – 2.30pm. Running Time: 2hrs, 5mins (incl. interval). Age Guidance: Recommended for audiences aged 8+.

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Gaiety Panto – Aladdin

Gaiety Theatre

Aladdin - It wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to the Gaiety Panto! Take a magical carpet ride to this year's Gaiety Pantomime, Aladdin. An Arabian tale of true love, magic wishes and dastardly dealings, this year's Panto will excite and delight all ages with the extra helping of song, dance, slapstick and laughter that you would come to expect from the Gaiety's festive extravaganza. The mystical 'Cave of Desire' holds the magic lamp that can only be recovered by one of true heart. Our hero Aladdin, is tricked by his devious "Uncle" into retrieving the lamp and we enter a world of wo

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The Helix Panto – The Three Musketeers

The Helix

The Three Musketeers - TheatreworX Productions return to The Helix this Christmas for the 12th year of Panto fun with this hilarious adaptation. With all the wit, magic and fun that our audiences have come to expect from The Helix's hilarious panto! TheatreworX is renowned for its hilarious scripts with the perfect cast resulting in the best family Christmas outing. With audience favourites Aidan Mannion and Colin Hughes returning along with Chris Corroon's Lola amongst others, this year's production is set to tickle the funny bone yet again. Sensory-Friendly Show: Wednesday December 18t

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Drama at Inish

Abbey Theatre

Drama at Inish - This new production takes this brilliant farce by renowned Cork playwright, Lennox Robinson, into 1960s Ireland, and features a superb cast of Ireland's best-loved actors. Inish is a small seaside town in Ireland. It hasn't been on the map before, but it's been making headlines lately, for all the wrong reasons. Could the performances of the newly arrived De la Mare Repertory Theatre Company really be the cause of the town's strange behaviour? Drama at Inish is a much-loved favourite from the Irish canon and was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in 1933. Director Cal

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The Musical Suspects – Songs for a Winter’s Night

St Ann's Church

The Musical Suspects - Songs for a Winter's Night. Songs and readings with a Christmas flavour… The Musical Suspects is a unique vocal harmony group, formed with the aim of singing choral music from classical, modern and show repertoire. They sing mainly in corporate or small concert settings. The group has performed in venues such as the Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Farmleigh House and the John Field Room. Their St Ann's concerts have now become an annual event. Niamh Mc Donough is the musical inspiration behind the group. Booking information Tickets available on the door or tel:

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MAMMA MIA!

BGE Theatre

MAMMA MIA! - The smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA. The sensational feel-good musical returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Dublin as part of a UK and International Tour celebrating 20 years since MAMMA MIA! premiered in London in April 1999. From West End to global phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer's ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs with a sunny, funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads unfolding on a Greek island idyll. To date, it has been seen by over 60 million people in 50 productions in 16 different lang

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Hozier – Wasteland Baby! World Tour

3Arena

Hozier - Wasteland Baby! World Tour Following his headline performance at Electric Picnic, Hozier is bringing his Wasteland Baby! World Tour home to 3Arena. Special guest will be Freya Ridings. Hozier is currently on a sold out tour of Europe, USA and Canada, including 5 sold out shows at London Palladium in October and 5 sold out shows at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom this November. His number one, debut studio album Hozier was released in October 2014 and includes the multi-Platinum, Grammy-nominated anthem Take Me To Church, which later won Best Song at the 2015 Ivor Novello Awards

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Carols by Candlelight Concerts

Christ Church Cathedral

Carols by Candlelight - Sung by the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral. Christ Church Cathedral is delighted to announce the return of the annual Christmas Concert featuring the resident Cathedral Choir. Truly there is no better way to celebrate the season than by enjoying Christmas in the magnificent and beautiful setting of Christ Church Cathedral. Singing a wide variety of classic carols and modern favourites, the renowned choir will inspire and entertain, whilst the rousing audience carols will really get you into the Christmas spirit. Complimentary festive refreshments will be served

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An Evening with Paul Brady

NCH

An Evening with Paul Brady - Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and one of Ireland's most enduring popular artists. In his first concert at the NCH in over three years, An Evening with Paul Brady is a captivating experience, as he invites you into his world of songs and music in a way that will surprise in its intimacy, sense of fun and raw power. Born and raised in Strabane, Northern Ireland, on the border with the Irish Republic, he was into a wide variety of music from an early age. A 50's child, his first sounds the Swing, Jazz, Show tunes of his parents generation. Then 50's

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Taster Workshop: Trading for Beginners

Chartered Accountants Ireland

Taster workshop: Trading for Beginners - If you want to learn how to start trading this evening workshop is the perfect place to get started. Join Phillip Konchar - private trader, veteran educator and My Trading Skills co-founder - for what will likely be the most rewarding evening you'll spend in a long time. As well as decades of insight, attendees will receive our 'Welcome to Trading Pack', including a must-read book for all new traders. Trading your own capital on the financial markets is a double edged sword, if done successfully it can unlock benefits some can only dream of: finan

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Dublin Speed Networking for Business Professionals

Zozimus Bar

Dublin Speed Networking for Business Professionals - Business Relationships one table at a time. Speed Networking works a lot like 'Speed Dating' without the 'Dating'. A structured opportunity to meet accomplished professionals just like yourself, face to face, one business professional at time. Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, legal or medical professional, in the finance, real estate or entertainment industry - our events offer the perfect occasion to expand your business, social or enterprise contacts. All in a setting and speed - just your style. Devoid of typic

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Carols by Candlelight at Malahide Castle & Gardens

Malahide Castle & Gardens

Carols by Candlelight at Malahide Castle & Gardens - Feel the spirit of Christmas at Malahide Castle. Experience an evening of Christmas magic in the beautiful setting of Avoca Malahide Castle. Glorious singing by the Third Day Chorale followed by Fingal Gospel Choir will get your Christmas spirit in full swing. Enjoy an Avoca Christmas tipple and nibble while mingling with friends and family between the choir performances. Tickets are €15 per person with all proceeds going to Little Blue Heroes - a not-for-profit charitable foundation established by Garda staff which aims to suppo

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The Civic Panto – Snow White

The Civic

The Civic Panto - Snow White. Mirror Mirror on the Wall, The Civic Panto is the fairest of them all! In a magical fairytale kingdom we meet Snow White, a lonely but beautiful princess who is being forced by Queen Cruella to be a maid in her massive castle. The Evil Queen was once the fairest in all the land however Snow White is now the fairest and the Queen is outraged. Throw in a hilarious magic mirror, an outrageous Dame, a handsome prince, a funny hero and seven dwarfs. Get ready for a laugh out loud spectacular panto journey and meet many wonderful characters along the way. The Civi

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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

Abbey Theatre

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings - Gabriel García Márquez's darkly comic tale, brought to the stage for children and adults to share. In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells us he's an angel. The priest says he's an impostor. Pilgrims flock to see him, hoping to be healed by him, hoping for a gawp. They leave with something different than what they expected. Adapted from Gabriel García Márquez's Un Señor Muy Viejo con Unas Alas Enormes, Collapsing Horse bring

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Die Hard

The Sugar Club

Die Hard - Xmas screening. Tough New York cop John McClane finds himself in a tight situation when an office building in Los Angeles is taken over by terrorists. Apart from himself, everyone else in the building - including his wife - is held at gunpoint while their captors spell out their demands. The FBI are called in to survey the situation, but John McClane has other plans for the terrorists. There'll be complimentary gourmet popcorn for you all on arrival - Table service, full bar serving: Pizza, Prosecco, Cocktails, Pints, Beers, Vino & more... Screening: 8:45pm | Running time

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TiLT – Totally Irish Live Tuesdays

Button Factory

TiLT (Totally Irish Live Tuesdays) - A free showcase event that takes place once a month in the Button Factory in Temple Bar.

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Foil, Arms & Hog

Vicar St

Foil, Arms & Hog - Swines. Former children and regular eaters Foil, Arms & Hog return to the iconic Vicar St with their show, Swines. The show is yet to be reviewed but when it is it will be "utterly spellbinding" and "a triumph". Best known for their YouTube videos (100 million online hits), their live show is what they're most proud of. They've sold out every show in Dublin since 2011 and this show is not to be missed. "Quite simply, a sensation!" - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine. "An effervescent hour of fast-paced gags, fizzing with energy, invention and great lines." - Chortle.

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Jazz Connective Dublin

Project Arts Centre

Jazz Connective - Improvised Music Company (IMC) are connecting the European dots, celebrating contemporary improvisers and how they work and play together at this 2-day festival of creative interplay at Project Arts Centre. Jazz Connective is based on one of the central tenets of jazz - improvisation, and features musicians from Ireland, France, Finland and the UK coming together, playing, collaborating and sometimes creating completely new music for this once-off, 2-day event. Jazz Connective is is a collaborative project supported by the Creative Europe - Cooperation Project. It is pr

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Bronagh Gallagher

The Sugar Club

Bronagh Gallagher - Live at The Sugar Club Dublin! A singer, songwriter, and actress from Northern Ireland, at the age of 17 she was cast as Bernie McGloughlin in Alan Parker's The Commitments. Since then her music has alternated with film roles (Pulp Fiction, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Sherlock Holmes) plus theatre work (Girl From The North Country, War Horse, The Street Of Crocodiles) and TV drama (Pramface, The Street, You Me and the Apocalypse). Bronagh maintains a special place for singing, writing, producing and performing her music. Her first album was the Meteor-nomina

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The Coronas

Olympia Theatre

The Coronas bring their Long Way Home Festival tour to Dublin! Over the past few months The Coronas have travelled the length and breadth of Ireland on their Long Way Home Festival tour. Each show featured support from some of the band's favourite up-and-coming Irish acts followed by their own headline show in which they interspersed some brand-new songs along with tunes from their beloved back catalogue. Now, they're bringing the festival home to Dublin this Christmas. As the band themselves explain, "No matter how busy we've been or even when we lived abroad, Dublin at Christmas has al

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‘baaa’ Humbug! A Stocking full of Show-Tunes

Smock Alley Theatre

'baaa' Humbug! A Stocking full of Show-Tunes - Three Wise Men they are not… but stars from the hit musical Les Misérables they are! Join West-End, Broadway and International performers Earl Carpenter, Paul Wilkins & Chris Holland in an evening fully packed with musical anecdotes, witty banter and an abundance of Christmas merriment! Twas a time before Christmas, three musical singers, Joined forces in song to pay for their dinners, Their voices were tuneful and the banter was funny, Singing all of the show-tunes for not that much money! Cast: Earl Carpenter (Les Misérables, Th

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Christmas at the Castle

Dublin Castle

Christmas at the Castle - Experience the magic this festive season at Dublin Castle. 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, evening Carol Singing, a Neapolitan Crib and complimentary evening access to the traditionally decorated State Apartments among some of the festive offerings. 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 sol

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Business All-Star Accreditation Ceremony & TRIBE Gathering

Croke Park

Business All-Star Accreditation Ceremony & TRIBE Gathering - The All-Ireland Business Foundation is the national body responsible for accrediting best-in-class Irish businesses as Business All-Stars, overseeing the All-Ireland Business Summit and promoting peer dialogue among members. The next Business All-Star Accreditation Ceremony will be taking place on December 12th at Croke Park. The TRIBE will gather to network and welcome newly All-Star Accredited Businesses while enjoying a nice lunch. It's a great opportunity to meet and network with your peers and the owners/CEOs of some of I

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The Chicago Blues Brothers’ Christmas Party

The Helix

The Chicago Blues Brothers' Christmas Party. The Award Winning Chicago Blues Brothers are having a HUGE Christmas party this year... and you're invited! Celebrate Christmas with this tinsel-tastic party show, featuring a festive feast of Christmas, Blues, Soul and Motown Classics performed in the show stopping style that only they can deliver. Direct from debuting in the West End and performances all over the world, The Chicago Blues Brothers are finishing 2019 with a BANG. Infectious, dazzling, riotous, exuberant and spirited, the legacy of Jake and Elwood has been jump-started for a ne

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Champions of Dance

Project Arts Centre

Champions of Dance. Bombastic and fantastically flamboyant dancing duo Famous Séamus and Seán-tastic have teamed up with comedy powerhouse National Lampoon to create a dance-fantasy-opera of pure comic mayhem! In this farcical origin story the brothers transcend time and theatre convention with hilarious and surreal physical comedy. Guided by their impassioned Momager, the dysfunctional family are charged with defeating a secret organisation whose sole aim is to destroy dance. Catapulted towards destiny as the chosen ones, our heroes must tackle a family feud, save the very soul of th

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Villagers

Vicar St

Villagers - with special guest Conchúr White. Following Villagers breathtaking sold out outdoor show at Iveagh Gardens, Villagers announce a very special intimate show in Vicar St. Villagers have released a brand-new single Summer's Song. Written and produced by Conor O'Brien and mixed by the legendary Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, Flaming Lips, MGMT). In Conor's words: "Summer's Song is the closest I'll ever get to writing a pure pop song. I just had to roll with it and I'm glad I did; it was really just an excuse to make the horns sound like sunbeams. Boy it's fun to play live. I can't

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It’s a Wonderful Life

IFI

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) - has become required viewing during the Christmas period, this perennial IFI favourite is presented in a 4K digital restoration. James Stewart is George Bailey, loyal family man and friend whose selfless nature has resulted in him spending his whole life in hometown Bedford Falls, despite his ardent desire for travel and adventure. When local despot Mr. Potter seizes an opportunity to ruin George, and thus consolidate his own control over the town, George finds himself considering drastic action. However, Angel (Second Class) Clarence Odbody (played by Henry Trave

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Aware Christmas Run

Phoenix Park

Aware Christmas Run 2019 - Join Aware for some festive fun at their annual 5k/10k run this Christmas. The run now attracts over 2,000 people and it's getting bigger and better each year. Get into the Christmas spirit with friends, colleagues or family - Santa hats, elf costumes and Christmas jumpers are all welcome! It's a great way to raise money (through participation, sponsorship or donations) for Aware's nationwide free-of-charge support, education and information services for people who experience depression or bipolar disorder and their loved ones. If you'd like to raise even more

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Baby’s First Xmas

Axis

Baby's First Xmas - A gentle magical wonderland of gorgeous harmony singing, little lights and enticing textures. Created for babies under one year old by Anna Newell and David Goodall whose work for Early Years audiences has been seen on five continents. This Christmas show promises to delight and entrance the very tiniest of audience members. Each baby can bring one adult guest with them and to make this a very special experience, audience capacity is very limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. For tickets please contact Axis box office on (01) 883 2100.

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Christmas with the Dublin Gospel Choir

Draíocht

Christmas with the Dublin Gospel Choir - A selection of Christmas favourites; some joyful, some uplifting, some nostalgic and some just downright funky! Dublin Gospel Choir have long been a household name in Ireland – versatile, passionate and vibrant, they uplift and energise with powerful voices and rich harmonies. They have shared the stage with industry heavyweights such as Rod Stewart, John Legend, Kodaline, Outkast, Damien Rice and Ennio Morricone, to name but a few.

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Santa’s Grotto at EPIC

EPIC

Santa's Grotto at EPIC - An unforgettable Christmas experience with Santa's at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum! Begin your magical journey in the atmospheric vaults of The CHQ Building in Dublin's City Centre. Your family will be welcomed by Mrs Claus and Santa's elves before meeting Santa in his magical grotto. Visit Santa in his magical Grotto and receive a special gift. Sing your favourite Christmas songs and share stories with Mrs Claus. Make a special pouch of reindeer food with Santa's elves. Visit the award winning interactive museum and take part in a Christmas themed Di

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Christmas at Ardgillan Castle

Ardgillan Castle

Christmas at Ardgillan Castle - Santa is coming! Discover the magic of Christmas 2019 at Ardgillan Castle. Meet Santa Claus, Mrs Claus and all the magical Elves as you journey your way through the castle with enchanting Christmas activities. A visit to Santa will include a small gift for every child and afterwards you can discover the magic of Christmas at Ardgillan Castle at your own pace with enchanting festive activities as you meet Mrs Claus and the North Pole's cheeriest elves. This Christmas experience takes place ​December 14th & 15th and December 20th - 23rd. Suitable for a

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Heineken Champions Cup – Leinster Rugby vs Northampton Saints

Aviva Stadium

Heineken Champions Cup - Leinster Rugby vs Northampton Saints. Leinster Rugby take on Northampton Saints in a Christmas cracker at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Saturday, December 14th. Tickets are on sale now!

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Ronnie Spector & the Ronettes – Best Christmas Party Ever!

The Helix

Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes - Best Christmas Party Ever! The iconic singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes – pop music's ultimate "Girl Group" – will return to Ireland in December 2019, this time with their acclaimed multi-media show Ronnie Spector & the Ronettes' Best Christmas Party Ever! This holiday extravaganza is a raucous, rocking, and intoxicating blend of Ronnie's Christmas classics; such timeless Ronettes hits as Be My Baby, Baby I Love You, Walking In The Rain, and Do I Love You; cult gems from her back catalogue and plenty

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Now May We Singen

St Andrew's Church

Cuore Chamber Choir proudly present their Christmas concert, Now May We Singen, conducted by Amy Ryan. Hear a feast of European Advent music spanning across centuries and borders, featuring polychoral works and contemporary pieces from composers including McDowall, Victoria, Praetorius, Weelkes, Howells, Busto, Gjeilo and more. Cuore Chamber Choir is an award-winning ensemble at the heart of choral music making in Dublin. Since its formation in 2014, the choir has won 1st prizes at most of the major competitions in Ireland, including multiple trophies at Cork International Choral Festiva

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Carols for Christmas with New Dublin Voices

Christ Church Cathedral

Carols for Christmas with New Dublin Voices - Now a long-running annual tradition, the concert always features a truly superb selection of much-loved carols and songs, ranging from the ancient to the very new, and includes age-old favourites dressed-up in fresh new apparel. This year will feature several pieces from their CD, Make We Merry - The Sunday Times' favourite Christmas CD of 2017 with a Five-Star rating. Enjoy the beautiful music of the Christmas season amidst the history and majesty of Christ Church Cathedral, and one of the best acoustics in Ireland. Enjoy an evening filled with

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Vladimir’s Viennese Christmas Gala

NCH

Vladimir's Viennese Christmas Gala - Join violin sensation Vladimir as he adds a festive glow to some of the most beautiful classical melodies from the Romantic era, together with a flurry of seasonal evergreens to get you set for the most wonderful time of the year. These 2019 Gala concerts will feature Vladimir's most memorable performances of the past decade, along with many new surprises. Vladimir will be joined by his parents, sister and brothers. The Jablokov's will be joined on stage by Vladimir's hand picked orchestra, tenor Sean Costello, star soprano Margaret Keys and the amazing

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Christmas Eco Craft Market

National Botanic Gardens

Christmas Eco Craft Market - Fill your bags with locally handcrafted goodies! This year the Market will boast nearly 50 gorgeous stalls brimming with food and sustainable gift ideas.

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Moon Woke Me Up

The Ark

Moon Woke Me Up - This Christmas, escape into space in this fantastic interactive theatrical adventure. Moon Woke Me Up Nine times It was still 4am So I built a rocket with my friends And went on a journey that never ends Come up and away with us. Come and play with us. You are invited to come and build a rocket that will BLAST OFF and take us on a magical adventure. Once inside their homemade rocket children are treated to a magical shadow show as they journey to the moon! Come with us all the way, up there, into outer space! I wonder if it smells of cheese? I wonder if it will ma

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Made in Stoneybatter – Christmas Market

The Work & Welders

Made in Stoneybatter - Christmas Market:  Lilliput Stores & friends will be showcasing their wares at The Work & Welders. Stoneybatter, Dublin, named among the most exciting and coolest neighbourhoods in the world. This village-in-the-city is a source of great pride for all its residents. Every year they host the Christmas Market, gathering a troupe of local designers, makers, bakers. There will be mulled wine served, the proceeds of which will go to the local Capuchin community. And delicious melty Raclette, hot chocolate, seasonal tunes, and as ever, a great atmosphere.

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Diva Voces – Christmas Joy

St Andrew's Church

Diva Voces - Christmas Joy. Recognised as Ireland's premier female choir of sixty women, Diva Voces presents seasonal favourites for all. A 60 minute concert in aid of the Simon Community - the concert welcomes Aisling Kenny as soprano soloist and will have your Christmas stockings and jingling bells resounding throughout the glorious acoustic of St Andrew's Church. Ideal festive concert for all - friends and families of all ages. Conducted by Duncan Brickenden with Patrice Keegan on piano.

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Bosco’s Magical Garden and Sleeping Beauty

Axis

Bosco's Magical Garden and Sleeping Beauty - Bosco is Bosco, not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky, lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-year-old who lives in a box and who loves nothing more than to just be Bosco and meet all the boys and girls. After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you'll see why Bosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation. Enjoy the enchanted story of Sleeping Beauty where an evil Fairy-Night filled with jealousy tries to harm Beauty but luckily she has very good fairy friends. With its brilliant array of characters, lot

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The Park Singers – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Christ Church Cathedral

The Park Singers: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - This Christmas, the Parks bring you an exciting variety of carols; from old favourites to modern classics and a few surprises in between. Audience members may even have the chance to join in to sing a few of their favourites, so do come in full voice! The Park Singers were founded in 1970 by Dr Seán Creamer. Since then the Parks have gone from strength to strength and have been recognised both on Irish and international stages. In 2018 they won the ladies and sacred music choir competitions at the Mayo International Choral Festival

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Santa at the Bots

National Botanic Gardens

Santa at the Bots - Come and experience the magic of Christmas with a free visit to Santa and his helpers. Visits to Santa are ticketed – free tickets are available only on the day at the Education & Visitor Centre.

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Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus

Sandford Parish Church

Dublin Gay Men's Chorus - Make the Yuletide Gay. DGMC return with their 8th annual Christmas concert in the beautiful surroundings of Sandford Church in Ranelagh. Always a highlight in the choir's annual calendar, this year's Christmas performance promises to kick-start your festive season! Audiences will be thrilled and delighted with festive classics, Christmas favourites, seasonal hymns, and a few surprises thrown in for good measure. DGMC are excited to be joined by Niamh Fitzgerald who will lend her talent as a soloist and accompanying the Chorus.

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Well That’s What I Heard

Project Arts Centre

The Breadline Collective, Well That's What I Heard. Welcome to the Blessed Virgin Community School, the establishment responsible for seasoning the cardboard bland cottage pie that is Sean McDermott Street with a beaushiful selection of bedroom DJs, gangland tearaways and Crayola MUA's. Behind these walls, social hierarchy is king, Instagram is queen and no Princess is safe. Join Zara, Kelis and Amber as they duck and dive their way through school, parties, InstaFollowers and the brutal reign of Tell.Com.

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Deathcember

IFI

IFI Horrorthon presents - Deathcember. Following this year's hugely successful edition of IFI Horrorthon, they're offering audiences a seasonal chance to see Deathcember, a cinematic advent calendar taking a look at the darker side of Christmas. Producers Ivo Scheloske and Dominic Saxl have assembled an impressive roster of international cast and crew featuring some of horror's big names and most familiar faces: Including Ruggero Deodato, Lucky McKee, Polyanna McIntosh, Julian Richards, Barbara Crampton, Richard Glover, Irish actor Johnny Vivash, and many, many more. Covering a wide rang

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The ESB Great Christmas Concert

NCH

The ESB Great Christmas Concert - For over two decades audiences have made this concert the start of their Christmas Season! Not only will you experience the joyful and uplifting sounds of the voices of children in Piccolo Lasso combined with their adult colleagues in The Lassus Scholars - all blended together with The Orlando Chamber Orchestra - but you will also have the opportunity of uniting your voice with theirs as conductor Dr Ite O'Donovan invites you to join in the audience carols! The programme of festive music includes Christmas favourites from O Holy Night to Jingle Bells; ch

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Jack Whitehall: Stood Up

3Arena

Jack Whitehall: Stood Up. The award-winning comedian, actor and writer has announced his biggest UK and Ireland arena tour ever for 2019 with his brand-new show. Following two complete sell-out arena tours, Jack Whitehall Gets Around in 2014 and Jack Whitehall: At Large in 2017, which premiered on Netflix, Jack Whitehall: Stood Up promises to be the most hilarious yet from one of comedy's most electric talents. A joy to watch on stage and a comedian who is firmly on the road to becoming a global megastar, this show is not to be missed. Jack said, "I couldn't be more thrilled to be going

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David O’Doherty – Christmas Show

The Sugar Club

David O'Doherty Christmas Show - David O'Doherty is bringing his Christmas Show to The Sugar Club on the 18th, 22nd & 23rd December, and 1st & 2nd January. Having scaled the heights of telemarketing and temping, David O'Doherty first stepped on stage at Dublin's Comedy Cellar in 1998. In 1999 he won the Channel 4's So You Think You’re Funny award for new comedians and was runner up in the BBC New Comedy Awards. David O'Doherty is the stage name of David O'Doherty: comedian, flanneur and 1990 East Leinster under 14 triple jump bronze medallist.

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RTÉ NSO – The Wizard Of Oz

NCH

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra presents, The Wizard of Oz. Join the RTÉ NSO for a truly magical seasonal favourite, a live screening of the wonderful The Wizard of Oz with Dorothy, Scarecrow the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, the Wicked Witch of the West and Toto. With lyrics and songs by Edger Harlburg and Harold Arlen and a lush old style Hollywood score by Herbert Stothart, this will be the perfect musical start to the Christmas season that the whole family will love.

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Room on the Broom – Live on Stage!

Pavilion Theatre

Tall Stories: Room on the Broom - Live on Stage! "Iggety Ziggety Zaggety Zoom!" Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in Tall Stories' fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom, the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick's not meant for five and – CRACK – it snaps in two... just as the hungry dragon appears! Will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Find out in t

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The Glory of Christmas

NCH

The Glory of Christmas - A National Concert Hall tradition returns with a selection of joyous, seasonal and traditional music perfectly capturing the true spirit of Christmas. Featuring Zadok the Priest - Handel. Silent Night - Gruber. Shepherd's Pipe Carol - Rutter. The Shepherds' Farewell - Berlioz. Hallelujah Chorus - Hanel. Gloria (First Movement) - Vivaldi. Carols for all O Little Town of Bethlehem. Once in Royal David's city. O come, all ye faithful. The First Nowell. Performers Trystan Llyr Griffiths - Tenor. Crispian Steele-Perkins - Trumpet. John Pryce-Jones - Co

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The Liberty Panto – Robin Hood

Liberty Hall Theatre

The Liberty Panto - Robin Hood Join Robin Hood, Maid Marion, Nurse Nellie Nu Nu & the Merry Men, as they try to defeat the wicked Sheriff of Snottingham (Simon Scowl) in this fantastic traditional Panto this Christmas time. The show features all the usual singing, dancing, fun and laughter you have come to expect from The Liberty Panto and if you fancy being a part of the show it's not too late. Robin Hood is recruiting his Merry Men and you could be picked for a walk on part in this year's show! Why not meet the cast for photos afterwards and join in the fun! Starring Dublin's wickedly

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Dreamgun Film Reads: The Christmas Binge

Smock Alley Theatre

Dreamgun Film Reads: The Christmas Binge - Dreamgun return to Smock Alley with a mini-season of Film Reads tangentially related to Christmas. A different Christmasy film script every night, rewritten with jokes and performed by unprepared comedians. Thursday 19th Dec – Die Hard (75 mins). Friday 20th Dec – Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (75 mins). Saturday 21st Dec Matinee – The Lion King (Suitable for 8+) (55 mins). Saturday 21st Dec Evening – The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (145 mins incl interval). ★★★★★ "Merciless, hilarious. Consistently sharp, rapid-fi

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City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival

TU Dublin

Smashing Times and Slí an Chroí, in partnership with TU Dublin, are delighted to announce the 10th annual City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival. The festival begins at 4pm at TU Dublin, Grangegorman Campus. All are welcome to come and enjoy storytelling, music, face-painting, and workshops on craft-making, as well as an outdoor ceremony, as attendees gather together and celebrate this special turning point in the year. The event is a colourful gathering of local communities and national and international visitors to mark the turn of the seasons. It celebrates the return of t

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Guinness PRO14 – Leinster Rugby vs Ulster Rugby

RDS

Guinness PRO14 - Leinster Rugby vs Ulster Rugby. Leinster Rugby return to the RDS Arena to face Ulster Rugby in Round 8 of the Guinness PRO14! Tickets are on sale now.

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The Olympia Panto – Cinderella

Olympia Theatre

The Olympia Panto - Cinderella: The Story of Cinders & Her Fella. As everyone has discovered, the Olympia Theatre Pantomime is now the 'Must-See Panto' in Dublin! Ireland's funniest family Panto is back and bigger than ever - it's simply unmissable! With a glittering Celebrity line-up, traditional Panto values and the funniest script, this year will be as star studded and surprising as ever. There's something for everyone in this magical panto with stars of stage and screen and social media's biggest and brightest! Individual tickets priced from €27 and family tickets priced from

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Carols By Candlelight

NCH

Carols By Candlelight - A sublime concert of carols and seasonal classics, staged in full 18th Century costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting. Featuring Joy to the World - Cullen. Christmas Sequence from Messiah - Handel. Air on the G String - Bach. Zadok the Priest - Handel. Sussex Carol - Ledger. In the Bleak Midwinter - Darke. Carols for all Good King Wenceslas Once in Royal David's City While Shepherds Watched O come, all ye faithful Hark! The herald angels sing Performers Gemma Summerfield - Soprano. Michael Bawtree - Conductor. New Dublin Voices - Choir.

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Damien Dempsey

Vicar St

Damien Dempsey brought the house down with an unforgettable performance to a packed audience at Iveagh Gardens during the summer. It was announced that Damien will return to play Dublin's Vicar Street for three nights this December. Damien Dempsey's importance as a singer and songwriter of great passion, conviction and beauty has never been more prominent. He achieves a feeling at his concerts that other artists can only dream of. Damien's connection with his audience is so palpable the most cynical of souls cannot help but be moved by the experience. He is that rare gem of an artist, an ex

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The Muppet Christmas Carol

Pavilion Theatre

The Muppet Christmas Carol - What happens when you give a classic Dickens story the Muppet treatment? A lot of laughs, songs and a terrific story too! In this literary adaptation, you'll journey through Victorian London, learn of the miserly Scrooge saying "Bah, humbug!" to Christmas, and meet the three Ghosts of Christmas. Booking information Duration: 1hr, 25mins. Cert: G.

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Mornington Singers Christmas Concert – Noël

Christ Church Cathederal

Noël - Mornington Singers Christmas Concert 2019. Mornington Singers, and conductor Orla Flanagan, return to Christ Church Cathedral for their annual Christmas concert. Soak up the festive atmosphere with a treasury of Christmas carols through the centuries, in this beautiful, ancient cathedral. Mornington Singers is an award-winning mixed-voice chamber choir based in Dublin, and was the winner of the 4th International Baltic Sea Choir Competition held in Jūrmala, Latvia in September 2019. The choir was also named Ireland's Choir of the Year 2019 at the 65th Cork International Choral F

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2FM Xmas Ball

3Arena

2fm Xmas Ball 2019 - Picture This will headline in aid of the ISPCC. Following the success of last year's event, which raised almost €500,000, RTÉ 2FM and MCD have come together again to host the biggest Xmas Ball yet, in aid of Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Picture This will headline on the night along with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and many more to be announced. The Ball will be hosted by various 2FM presenters. Celebrate Christmas with Ireland's top music acts and all help a worthy charity. All parties involved are providing their services free of charge

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This Way To Christmas ft. The Snowman

NCH

This Way To Christmas ft. The Snowman. The magical Christmas show, produced and directed by Theatre Lovett - described by The Irish Times as "one of the most imaginative and indispensable companies at work today" - features The Snowman with Howard Blake's score performed live by the NCH Christmas Orchestra. In true Christmas spirit the show, featuring Louis Lovett and guest performers also includes Christmas treasures of parading Nutcrackers, a little Match girl, classical Christmas songs and festive dance. No Christmas is complete without a visit from Santa Claus who will make an appear

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The Magic of Christmas with Claudia Boyle

BGE Theatre

The Magic of Christmas with Claudia Boyle - With the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre are delighted to present an enchanted evening of classical delights for all the family. Presented by Marty Whelan, The Magic of Christmas with Claudia Boyle and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra will feature much-loved favourites from the concert hall, opera stage and cinema screen. Claudia will be joined by very special guests including the Oscar and Olivier Award-nominated, BAFTA Award-winning actor Stephen Rea reading The Night Before Christmas and the Arabella Voice Choir.

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Dermot Kennedy

3Arena

Dermot Kennedy - Global star on-the-rise, having released his incredible single Outnumbered, and his debut album Without Fear, embarks on his biggest ever UK and Ireland tour this December. On Outnumbered Dermot said, "Outnumbered is an attempt to comfort anybody who is feeling overwhelmed. A reminder that beauty can be found no matter how dark the night may seem. I hope it can be a source of reassurance to anyone going through hard times. To know that things will get better and that hard times will become a thing of the past." The single comes in the wake of a career highlight run of so

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Aslan – Goodbye Charlie Moonhead Tour

Vicar Street

Aslan's album 'Goodbye Charlie Moonhead' was released 25 years ago back in 1994. With this in mind the band will be touring the album throughout 2019. Songs such as Rainman, Where's the Sun, Games, Sweet Time, Goodbye Charlie Moonhead and of course Crazy World will be performed LIVE. Don't worry, the band will also be playing crowd favourites This Is, Too Late For Hallelujah and more. 27th, 29th & 30th December 2019.

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Oliver!

NCH

Oliver! - Consider yourself at home this Christmas at the NCH! Festival Productions – the team that brought you The Wizard of Oz, Annie, The Sound of Music and Bugsy Malone - returns with this all-singing all-dancing production of the ever-popular Oliver! - much loved by generations of Irish audiences. This lavish production features a top class cast headed by the incomparable Tony Finnegan as Fagin. With spectacular costumes and sets, and the wonderful Festival chorus, dancers and orchestra. Director Vivian Coates is joined by a multi-award-winning production team to create this magi

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The Fureys

The Helix

Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys, renowned for their hit songs I will love you, When you were sweet 16, The Green fields of France, The Old Man, Red Rose Café, From Clare to Here, Her Father Didn't Like me Anyway, Leaving Nancy, Steal away and many more... return to The Helix Dublin. The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 41 years, audiences have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul, while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the Green Fields o

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ELF – A Christmas Spectacular

3Arena

ELF - A Christmas Spectacular: The hit West End and Broadway musical based on the Hollywood blockbuster movie! ELF is to be supersized at Dublin's 3Arena this December. The show will star award-winning Coronation Street actress and singer Kym Marsh as Buddy's girlfriend, Jovie, and Shaun Williamson (Barry Evans in EastEnders, Extras) as Buddy's dad Walter Hobbs. Kym Marsh's daughter Polly will also be part of the cast. In her first acting role, eight year old Polly will play a naughty child who shares a scene with Santa.

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The Dublin Legends

Vicar St

The Dublin Legends - Alive-Alive Oh 2019! Following the sudden death of founding member Barney McKenna in 2012 and John Sheahan's decision to retire, it was agreed that The Dubliners, as a touring band, would come to an end and The Dublin Legends were born. The Dublin Legends - Seán Cannon, Paul Watchorn, Gerry O'Connor & Shay Kavanagh - have over 100 years of performing experience between them and Seán was the lead singer with The Dubliners for over 30 of them! They will, of course, continue to play all the classic songs and ballads known the world over; Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty

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BFLF (early) NYE Family Rave

Tramline

Big Fish Little Fish Early New Year's Circus Themed Family Rave - with DJs Laynee and Emma Jai. Did you think the days of seeing in the New Year at a rave were over? Well, this year you can! BFLF are bringing everything forward so you can party with your whole family in the afternoon. They'll be doing a countdown to New Year at 3pm and ringing it in - oldskool style - with two local legends DJs Laynee and Emma Jai. Big Fish Little Fish Ireland are bringing together life-affirming dance music, craft and play activities. Their award-winning crew invite you to dress up, paint your face and

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NYF Dublin

Custom House Quay

NYF Dublin - New Year's Eve Festival 2019/2020: Gather together in the heart of Dublin with family and friends as the Custom House, one of Dublin's iconic landmarks, becomes the centre for this year's New Year Festivities. Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinee Guests of all ages are invited to count down the New Year at a very special earlier countdown event. This FREE ticketed event will start at 6pm leading to the earlier countdown spectacle at 7pm. Countdown Concert Get ready for a New Year's Eve Night to remember! Following sold-out tours across Europe and headlining major Irish

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New Year’s Eve Gala: An Evening with Killian Donnelly

NCH

New Year's Eve Gala: An Evening with Killian Donnelly. Celebrate New Year's Eve with multi-Olivier Award nominee Killian Donnelly and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. The Irish West End and Broadway star who has taken the musical world by storm in Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot, The Commitments and Kinky Boots joins the RTÉ CO and David Brophy for a night of entertainment all the way to midnight and beyond. This sparkling night includes a complimentary glass of bubbly!

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Berliner Philharmoniker: New Year’s Eve Concert (Live)

Light House Cinema

Berliner Philharmoniker: New Year's Eve Concert (Live) - with Kirill Petrenko and Diana Damrau. Celebrate the conclusion to 2019 with the Berliner Philharmoniker's glittering New Year's Eve Concert. This fantastic event will be conducted by Chief Conductor Kirill Petrenko and Features a lively American programme including the star soprano Diana Damrau as guest soloist. Broadcast live from Berlin there are sure to be fireworks as the orchestra takes the audience on a journey through George Gershwin's An American in Paris and Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story as wel

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Pillow Queens – New Year’s Eve Party!

The Workman's Club

The Workman's Club Presents, Pillow Queens - New Year's Eve Party. Pillow Queens formed in winter 2016 with the immediate release of their demo EP Calm Girls, which sparked a successful string of UK and Irish dates & festival appearances. Their second EP State of the State made its way onto BBC 6 Music's playlists, with Steve Lamacq calling them "deceptively infectious, with sharp hooks and sharp nails". The lead single Favourite picked up lots of great support on the UK's national airwaves, including plays on BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing, Radio X and Amazing Radio. After two more UK to

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RTÉ NSO – New Year Gala

NCH

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: New Year Gala - Welcome in the New Year in style with ravishing music and songs from the concert hall and operatic stage together with a be-jewelled splash of Viennese ballroom glamour. Rumon Gamba, one of today's most dazzling conductors, leads the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra tenor Atalla Ayan ("a find… with a quality that calls to mind the young Plácido Domingo" - New York Times, and "force of nature" - Sunday Times), along with Wexford Festival Opera 2019 star, soprano Máire Flavin. Featuring music by Bizet, Puccini, Verdi, Catalani, Lehár a

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Phill Jupitus

Anseo

Phill Jupitus Live in Dublin - Phill began his performing career in 1984, when he quit working in a job centre to become a performance poet, rising to prominence supporting such artists as Billy Bragg, The Style Council, and The Housemartins. In the 90's, his poetry turned into comedy, and Jupitus started performing at stand-up gigs all over London and the UK, going on to earn himself a Time Out award in 1994. Jupitus became a familiar face with his big TV break in 1996, when he became a regular team captain on BBC2's Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Jupitus has hosted his own show on BBC GLR, bec

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The Blindboy Podcast

The Sugar Club

The Blindboy Podcast - Blindboy Boatclub needs no introduction. For the third year running, he's back in the intimate surrounds of The Sugar Club for 3 Live Podcast talks. The best way to ease yourself into the new year, Blindboy will have special guests each night covering a range of topics, that will be announced on the day of the show.

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Guinness PRO14 – Leinster Rugby vs Connacht Rugby

RDS

Guinness PRO14 – Leinster Rugby vs Connacht Rugby.

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The Axis Panto – Beauty and the Beast

Axis

The Axis Panto - Beauty and the Beast. Let the music, dancing and laughter cast a spell over you in this glittering Pantomime for all the family. Follow the adventures of Beauty Bountiful and the mysterious Beast, whose spell cast upon him by the evil witch Desirée can only be lifted by true love. Beauty's father Benjamin and his friend Dame Stuffy come to their rescue along with their friends Mrs Tea Bags, Little Chip and Lou Mare, after Beauty learns the most important lesson of all – that true love comes from within. A timeless classic about a very special friendship.

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Draíocht Panto – Robin Hood

Draíocht

Draíocht Panto - Robin Hood. Coolmine Panto Group are back with a pantomime treatment of the Robin Hood legend for all the family. Join in the fun as Sir Robin of Locksley - together with his Mother Lady Rose Bud - draw swords and arrows with the money grabbing Sheriff of Nothingdoing, Sir Guy Sterling. Can Sir Robin rescue Maid Marion from the evil Sheriff? Fun and laughter are guaranteed with Robin's Merry Men, Friar Tuck and his Snoring Monks and the Singing Nuns of Mirth. Sat 4th: 2pm | 7.30pm. Sun 5th: 1pm | 5.30pm. Wed 8th: 7pm (Relaxed Performance - €19). Thu 9th: 7.30pm. F

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Theo Von

Vicar St

Theo Von - Dark Arts Tour 2019. Theo Von can be seen in his very own Netflix Original comedy special titled, No Offence. Theo's podcast, This Past Weekend, is one of the top comedy podcasts, garnering 3.5m listens a month. Theo has appeared numerous times on Joe Rogan's podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, regularly on Joey Diaz's The Church of What's Happening Now, and was voted guest of the year on The Fighter and the Kid by TFATK listeners in both 2017 and 2018. Previously, Theo was the host of TBS's hidden camera show Deal With It from EP Howie Mandel, which ran for three seasons. He a

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Microscopy Society of Ireland Symposium

TCD

Microscopy Society of Ireland Symposium 2020 - The annual MSI Symposium will be hosted in Trinity College Dublin. The MSI Winter Symposium 2020 brings together microscopy users and specialists across a broad spectrum of the life, physical, and instrumental sciences from across Ireland. Encompassing microscopy in all its diverse forms, the symposium aims to be a friendly and inclusive environment where scientists at all career stages can present their work. Talks from postgraduate students and other early career researchers are strongly encouraged. The symposium will open on the January 8

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Mary Coughlan

Pavilion Theatre

Mary Coughlan - Live in Concert. Mary is arguably one of Ireland's greatest female jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has carved out a timeless and highly regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Described as "Ireland's Billie Holiday", Mary has overcome childhood trauma, alcoholism and drug addiction to become a musical force like no other. Her seminal first album Tired and Emotional rocketed her to overnight fame in 1985, and fifteen albums later, her ability to deeply connect with both the song and her audience remains undiminished - a testament to her inner strengt

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An Evening with Shaun Ryder

The Sugar Club

An Evening with Shaun Ryder - Due to popular demand Shaun Ryder returns to The Sugar Club. An Evening with Shaun Ryder features an in-depth interview with the man himself, about his years in Happy Mondays & Black Grape, the Manchester music scene, and of course the notorious hell raising antics that make Shaun such a fascinating and beloved figure in British culture.

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Heineken Champions Cup – Leinster Rugby vs Lyon

RDS

Heineken Champions Cup - Leinster Rugby vs Lyon (Round 5).

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Sharon Shannon

dlr Mill Theatre

Sharon Shannon - with Alan Connor. In June 1989 Sharon was rehearsing and demoing tracks for her first album, when she was whisked away to Glastonbury festival with The Waterboys. In the 30 years that have elapsed since, Sharon has recorded 10 studio albums; 5 Live albums , 4 Best of compilations and 3 live Concert DVDs. She has received many awards, including being the youngest ever recipient of the Meteor Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2009. She has collaborated, recorded and toured with everyone from Willy Nelson, Bono, Johnny Depp, Shane Mc Gowan and John Prine to Nigel Kennedy and the

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Showcase Ireland

RDS

Showcase Ireland - Set trends and discover emerging brands. Network and be inspired by our daily seminars and fashion shows. Discover the very best new products made and designed in Ireland at Design Ireland the specially curated area from the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. Visit the Local Enterprise Showcase to see the newest emerging makers from around the country. And best of all, take time to Explore Dublin - one of Europe’s most exciting capital cities. With a proven track record over 40 years we’re ready to do business at Showcase 2020. Showcase is presented by Design and C

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TradFest

Temple Bar

TradFest 2020 - Ireland's largest festival of traditional music also features artists from the worlds of folk, nu-folk, and even (whisper it) rock and roll! A boutique Winter festival – closing the door on the darkest season and ushering in the light and energy of Spring. TradFest also offers concert goers unique opportunities to experience live music in some of Dublin's most historic places. From the atmospheric Kilmainham Gaol to the grandeur of City Hall, this is the difference between memorable and unforgettable. Headline Concerts - Presenting the cream of both Irish & Internati

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TradFest Children’s Hub

The Ark

TradFest Children's Hub 2020 - A jam-packed programme of traditional music and craft activities, with concerts, workshops and sessions for schools & families. In partnership with TradFest 2020. Trad Gigs for Children: Goitse. Family Workshop: The Ukulele Céilí. Give Trad a Try 2020. Children's Crafts Club 2020. Children's Open Trad Session 2020.

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Holiday World Show

RDS

Holiday World Show 2020 - Now in its 30th year, it is firmly established as Ireland's largest and best attended annual public exhibition. The event is a rich global marketplace for deals and destinations, featuring exhibitors from close to home and from all four corners of the world. Holiday World Show presents just about every style of vacation experience, alongside an array of travel-themed entertainment, complimented by competitions, attractions and special show-only offers. Get a chance to snap up dozens of great Show-only deals & free-to-enter prize holiday draws. Book your ho

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Build a Bird Feeder – Children’s Workshop

National Botanic Gardens

Build a Bird Feeder - Children's Workshop. A fun kids' workshop making bird feeders to help our feathered friends during the colder winter months. Be sure to wear old clothes as you may be making a mess! Suitable for ages 6-12. Booking is essential – call (01) 804 0319/857 0909 or email: botanicgardens@opw.ie.

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The National Holocaust Memorial Day

The Mansion House

The National Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration takes place in Dublin every year on the Sunday nearest to the 27 of January, in the Round Room at the Mansion House. It is organised under the auspices of Holocaust Education Trust Ireland in association with The Department of Justice and Equality and Dublin City Council. The Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration cherishes the memory of all who perished in the Holocaust. It recalls six million Jewish men, women and children and millions of others who were persecuted and murdered by the Nazis because of their ethnicity, disability, sexual orie

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The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Gaiety Theatre

The Lieutenant of Inishmore - The cast includes Paul Mescal (BBC's Normal People, The Great Gatsby), Aisling Kearns (Darklands, Asking For It), Alex Murphy (The Young Offenders), Cillian Ó Gairbhí (Blood, Darklands), Desmond Eastwood (Blackout, Normal People), Cillian Lenaghan (Blackout) and in his professional debut Pádraig O'Grady. They are joined by Don Wycherley in the role of Donny (Sing Street, Bachelor's Walk). Oscar Award-winning director and playwright Martin McDonagh's work is known and loved by both theatre and film audiences alike (In Bruges, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,

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Sophie, Ben, and Other Problems

Smock Alley Theatre

Sophie, Ben, and Other Problems - Sophie and Ben love each other a lot, but sometimes, they make that a bit too difficult for themselves. Two twenty-somethings who are trying to find their way in the world, they guide us through their lives of low-key alcoholism, deeply rooted regret, and unfortunate sexual mishaps. Join Sophie and Ben as they impart some words of wisdom on life, love, and modern day millennial relationships in a play that has been described by West-End Wilma as "quirky, wholesome, and desperately moving." Booking information Running time: 60mins. Age Suitability: 16+.

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

Citywest

National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition - New approaches and technology have been introduced in recent years that have created significant organisational and process improvements. The aim of the conference is to showcase such innovative approaches and to disseminate the cutting edge research that underpins them. The conference will be of interest to senior management, established practising engineers and researchers together with those that are much earlier in their careers. Delegates have registered from leading food, pharmaceutical, medical, chemical, electro

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Reeling in the Showband Years

Draíocht

Reeling in the Showband Years - It's back, it's bigger & it's better! Go back in time to this magical era, and never to be repeated time, in Irish popular music! Compere Ronan Collins will sing his renowned tributes to Joe Dolan, Dickie Rock, Eurovision hits and more. Joining Ronan is Linda Martin - a superstar of showbiz - winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1992 with Why Me and TV Presenter on multiple shows for RTÉ. Ireland's greatest voice, Red Hurley will also be singing all his great hits. Also brother and sister combo, Keith & Lorraine McDonald, with their fantastic tri

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Spike Cello Festival

Various Locations

Spike Cello Festival 2020 - Dublin's alternative cello festival, will be back for its fourth installation in venues across Dublin. The programme will present unique events with some of the most talented and exciting cello artists and friends from home and abroad. Friday 7th Music and Mindfulness (workshop) with Clíodhna Ní Aodáin. Time: 2.00pm - 3.30pm. Venue: Copyright House, Pembroke Row, Baggot Street Lower, Dublin. Price: €20. The Curious Cello by Jonathan Nangle (Installation). Time: All day. Venue: tbc. Price: Free. Ages 4+ (For younger audiences). Yocella - Yin

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Tribute to Bill Hicks with Special Guest Steve Hicks

The Sugar Club

Tribute To Bill Hicks with Special Guest Steve Hicks - The Laughing Stock Comedy Club are back with their '6th Public Members Bill'. The 26th of February 2020 is the 26th anniversary of Bill's passing and his brother, Steve Hicks, will appear live in The Sugar Club Dublin. Steve will share his own memories and answer any questions you always wanted answered about the life and times of Bill. The 3 hour show will also feature live tributes by comedians singers and poets who play from their f**kin' heart, video tributes and other surprises. A raffle will take place for a portrait of Bill. A

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