Get a taste of what’s happening around Dublin this Christmas

From markets to theatre, Christmas festivals to carol singing, you could even try your hand (or feet) at ice skating….there’s something for everyone in Dublin this Christmas.

Gaiety Panto | The Snow Queen

Gaiety Theatre

This is no ordinary panto, it's the Gaiety Panto! It wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to the Gaiety Panto! The Gaiety Theatre has hosted the annual Christmas Panto each year since 1873.  Today, families come from far and wide to experience  the Gaiety Christmas Panto and for many it has become as much a family Christmas tradition as Santa himself! This year's fabulous Gaiety Theatre pantomime is The Snow Queen. Group Discounts 10% off each ticket for 10 or more Teachers go free with school groups Group rates from €17  

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Funderland

RDS

Funderland is possibly the largest travelling Amusement Park event in Europe. Our venues feature Rollercoasters and as many as fifteen different thrilling attractions carefully selected from among the top attractions in Europe. The Logo and Name are registered Trade Marks to ensure that our customers know it is the genuine event and not just an imitation. There are always a host of attractions that are sure to appease even the most seasoned thrill seekers who – more... dare to be suspended upside down, turned over or whisked through the air. We don't neglect our younger thrill seekers eit

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I-Skate at the RDS

RDS

Ice Skating has become part of an Irish Christmas. iSkate-on-Ice was introduced to the RDS in 2012 with huge success. iSkate-on-Ice is now located in Ring 4 at the RDS. Covering an area of 1000 Sq. metres. iSkate-on-Ice presented to you by Funderland - is Ireland’s only OUTDOOR ice skating rink –offering an unrivalled ice skating experience. For Junior skaters, iSkate provides a kiddie rink for children from age 3 upwards with its balancing aids and double-bladed skates. iSkate will provide the ultimate outdoor ice skating experience this Christmas season. Ice Skates are included

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Neapolitan Christmas Crib

Dublin Castle

Experience the Neapolitan Crib in Francis Johnston's Chapel Royal which has been illuminated for the festive season. Dates: December 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th January 5th, 6th Opening hours: 10.00am - 1.00pm | 2.00pm - 5.00pm

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The Moving Crib

St. Martin Apostolate

Yet again, one of Dublin’s oldest treasures, The Moving Crib at 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 will be opening its doors this Christmas Season from the 27th of November. This is its 62nd year captivating generations of families. Children and adults alike and best of all it’s FREE! It’s history and old world charm is unchanged and has led to many describing it as a wonderful hidden gem in Dublin City and "a real Dublin Institution" that will give you "a warm glow for the true meaning of Christmas". Winding your way down to the basement of this stunning Georgian building, you are g

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Beauty and the Beast

dlr Mill Theatre

A tale as old as time, featuring a host of well-loved characters and lovable crockery! Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle and the dreaded Beast in his lonely castle. Belle is beautiful, the Beast is – ahem – beastly, and Gaston is still totally in love, with himself! A story of friendship and love, mixing magic and adventure with spectacular song and dance routines and special effects to entertain all the family! *Family Ticket: €55 | Running time: 1 hour | Suitable for ages 4+

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Pavilion Theatre

Direct from the West End, the smash-hit stage adaptation of Michael Rosen's We're Going on a Bear Hunt is coming to Pavilion Theatre! An unmissable adventure through gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the oozy, squelchy mud in search of a bear. Brought vividly and noisily to life by Sally Cookson's imaginative direction and Benji Bower's versatile lively score, this production is the perfect treat for families and groups with children aged 3 and up. Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure! Performance Dates and Times Wed 19 Dec:

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Liberty Panto | Cinderella

Liberty Hall Theatre

It's that time of year. Dublin City is rammed, there are fewer choccies left in your advent calendar, and you've already lost your granny twice in Arnotts. But, this Christmas, the Liberty Hall Theatre has got its tinsel back. Yep, there's a panto coming to the Liberty Hall Theatre Dublin 2018. It's Cinderella. Praise be to Santa! ​Pantomime factory Tempus Productions has splashed out. Their production pulls out all the stops, boasting a star-studded cast this year including John Lovett Red Rock, The Tudors & Panto Dame extraordinaire. And Eric Lalor - Comedian & Fair City bad g

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Dundrum on Ice

Dundrum Town Centre

Ice Skating on real ice in Dundrum Town Centre every Winter since 2010. We are located in the Pembroke District down from the Mill Pond beside the Port House Ibericos. Whether you are just starting out with ice skating or are a seasoned pro, Dundrum On Ice offers the highest quality seasonal ice skating experience in Dublin today. Book for individual sessions as an individual or small group.

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