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

From markets to theatre, visits to Santa, carol singing, Winter Lights walking trails and more… there’s something for everyone in Dublin this Christmas.

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Virtual Santa Dash

Varies

While the date has been chosen as Sunday the 19th December you can run anywhere at any time. Send us in your pictures and times and we will post them on our Facebook page. Or just share them with us directly on Facebook. We will miss you all this year but there's no reason we can't all still get dressed up and have some socially distanced fun!

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Santa's Enchanted Forest @ Luggwoods

Luggwoods, Saggart

Our Santa experience takes you back in time as you get that lovely Christmas feeling in the most Beautiful and Natural surroundings imaginable. Festive Sensations are all around as, Twinkling lights line the route of our Enchanted Forest trail that winds the way for you and your family. Experience all that amazing Luggwoods forest trail has to offer, in the safest Outdoor environment! Set in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, Luggwoods truly is the Ultimate Christmas Experience right on your doorstep! Come to Luggwoods this year and let the Magical Christmas Memories you create in

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The Little Mermaid

Gaiety Theatre

Take an enchanting journey under the sea as ‘The Little Mermaid’ is this year's Gaiety Panto! A pantomime extravaganza with singing, dancing and laugh out loud oceanic adventures, The Gaiety Theatre is set to be transformed into a stunning kingdom under the sea from 28 November 2021 until 9 January 2022. It’s an extra special year for the Gaiety Panto too as the Gaiety Theatre is celebrating her 150th anniversary this year. Having opened her doors for the very first time on the 27th of November 1871, the official birthday for the Gaiety Theatre coincides with this year’s Gaiety Panto.

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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

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Naughty Or Nice: Christmas 2021

Light House Cinema

It’s the most wonderful time of the year...for a trip to the cinema! For the month of December, Light House Cinema are dedicated to spreading Christmas cheer and giving audiences a fun & festive space to celebrate with their friends and family! With 14 features on show and a couple of performances of The Nutcracker for those who enjoy a night at the ballet, it’s another fine Naughty or Nice season that we can’t wait to sink our teeth into like whatever a sugarplum is. And don’t forget that Hollywood Babylon will be hosting a special anniversary screening of The Last Boy Scout in

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Santa's Vintage Afternoon Tea Trip

Dublin City

Fancy jumping on board for a cup of tea and chat with someone special? Come visit Santa himself in Dublin on his very own private carriage on our lower deck. Each child will also receive their very own present from Santa. All this Christmas cheer doesn’t end here. Indulge in a seasonal afternoon tea on board our 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

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Various Christmas Events

Dinner in Mulberry Street

Bewley's Cafe Theatre

When love alone can’t put food upon the table… It is almost Christmas in the year 1857 and Dick and Agnes Burdoon find themselves in dire straits in a tenement room in New York’s notorious Lower East Side. Abandoned by their wealthy relatives and unable to find work, they must use all their imaginative resources in order to stave off imminent starvation. As they prepare to peddle the last of their meagre possessions, the unlikeliest of salvations is just around the corner. Dinner in Mulberry Street is both a love story and a celebration of fine food and drink. Heart-warming and hil

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Cinderella

Mill Theatre

Christmas 2021, you shall go to the ball with a festive fairy tale treat from Mill Productions. This year’s magical must-see production is Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes! Find out whether Cinderella makes it to the ball, will she meet her handsome prince and will the ugly dames (favourites Garry Mountaine and Mathew O Brien) get their just deserts? With mischievous comedy, amazing special effects and plenty of boos and hisses, Cinderella will be packed with festive fun for all the family from those aged 4 to 104. So polish off your pumpkins, grab your glass slippers and ge

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Liberty Hall Theatre

Mirror Mirror on the wall, which is the fairest panto of them all? Why, it's Snow White at the Liberty Hall Theatre Dublin of course! Join us this December as we whisk you off on another fantastic journey into Panto Land for the Fairest Panto of them all 'Snow White'. Meet Dame Nellie, Muddles, Snow White & Prince Harry Hunkadore as they battle against the Wicked Queen Dragonella played by the wonderfully talented eurovision winner 'Niamh Kavanagh'. Will good triumph over evil? or will the Wicked Queen become the fairest in the land? Only one way to find out! Drop along and see for yo

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North Pole Santa Experience at Leopardstown

Leopardstown Racecourse

Ireland's Original Drive-in Christmas Experience is coming to Leopardstown Racecourse on 18th & 19th December 2021! Covid Safe Santa Experience from the comfort of your car Special Christmas Movie Screening Live link up to Santa's Village in The North Pole Christmas Sing-a-long Caraoke with Santa's Personal DJ Personal Family Message from Santa directly to your smart device!

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Christmas Markets

Mema's Christmas Market

MeMa's

Mema's Christmas Market will return on the 11th of December. Think Crafts, Accessories, Vintage Finds and Christmas Gifts all under one roof! Be sure to #supportlocal when and where you can this holiday season! Admission is of course FREE!

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Balbriggan Christmas Market

Bremore Castle

The perfect excuse to get into the festive spirit comes to the Bremore Castle Christmas Markets, starting Sunday November 28th With a variety of food, drinks, arts and crafts, make sure to #SupportLocal this Christmas season! Market Dates: Sunday 28th November Sunday 5th December Sunday 12th December Sunday 19th December  

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Richmond Barracks Christmas Craft Fair

Richmond Barracks

Join the festive fun at Richmond Barracks this December at our first ever Christmas Craft Fair. Pick up gifts made by local businesses, try out some crafts at our family friendly workshops, and stay for the festive music, hot drinks and treats. Drop in and browse stalls from local craftspeople and artists, including jewellery and accessories, candles, soap, skin care products, Christmas decorations and wreaths, homewares, pottery, paintings and much more. For your own safety and that of our staff and other visitors, all visitors attending indoor events and activities at Richmond Barra

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Christmas Food and Craft Fair

The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Join us under our covered courtyard in The Piper’s Garden at the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre for our annual Christmas Craft and Food Fair. A wonderful mix of Handmade Crafts and Artisan Foods for you to purchase in the run up to Christmas, all sourced from local and independent crafters and producers with lots of variety to choose from.The Fair will be open from 10:30-4:30pm.

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Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo