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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Wonderlights - The Night Sky

Malahide Castle

Journey from the Irish Countryside, across the Northern Seas, through the Arctic Forests and discover the spectacular Northern Lights! Wonderlights is an enchanting evening spectacle for all the family, taking you on an awe-inspiring walking trail through the illuminated gardens of Malahide Castle. Guests can expect a magical mix of lights, colour, nature and sounds. The experience will captivate all ages - perfect for families, couples and friends. Presenting a new, innovative and immersive themed show each year, over 120,000 guests have experienced our past shows 'Castle of Light’ an

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Snow White

National Stadium

Sammy Sausages & Buffy return in Snow White, which returns this Christmas to the National Stadium. Mirror Mirror on the wall, which is the fairest panto of them all? The action-packed, fun-filled show will feature plenty of laughs, dance routines, pop hits and audience participation

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Hansel and Gretel

The Helix

The Helix Panto this year is Hansel & Gretel Produced as always by TheatreworX Productions, this years show ‘Hansel & Gretel’ promises to be as fun, fresh and magical as ever. Creating an exciting new script with plenty of twists, turns and adventure, our panto promises yet another hilarious production for all the family to enjoy. Join Hansel and Gretel as they journey through the magical pantosphere of intrigue and adventure. With panto favourites Buddy (Colin Hughes), Laurel (Aidan Mannion), the wickedly wonderful Paul Byrom, the multi talented Orla Jennings and the outrageous Dame

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Toy Show The Musical

The Convention Centre

This Christmas, Toy Show The Musical brings the magic of the Late Late Toy Show to the theatre stage for the very first time. Step inside one little girl's Toy Show adventure as she and her family prepare for the biggest night of their lives. It's a story about family, tradition and how the magic of the Toy Show brings the whole world together each year for one truly amazing night. Pyjamas? Check! Treats? Check! TV? Obviously! It's a mischievous, musical experience for the whole family - where the children are in charge and the adults get to be kids again!

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Swords on Ice

Pavilions Shopping Centre

Swords on Ice returns for the 2022/23 winter season. Dublin's premium Ice Skating experience returns for both beginners and ice skating afficionado's. Swords on Ice offers our experienced team of marshals, food and beverages, incredible music and atmosphere. Bring in the festive cheer with Ireland's favourite Ice Skating experience. Book online today! Opening Hours: Monday-Friday : 15:00 – 21:00 (Last Session 20:00 HRS) Saturday & Sunday : 10:00am – 19:00 (Last Session 18:00 HRS)

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The Malahide Castle Christmas Experience

Malahide Castle

Christmas at the castle is always special. This year we have been inspired from Christmas’s of old – leaning into ‘Twas the night before Christmas – vintage and nostalgic – Victorian, old-fashioned, warm and inviting. Stories of Christmas past will be narrated and recounted and songs will be sung as nothing says Christmas quite like the melodious strain of festive tunes! Children will be met by Mrs Claus, then brought into Santa for a little chat, where they will be given an age appropriate gift, hand-picked by the Big man himself from the Elves workshop– festive characters w

Christmas at Farmleigh 2019 - Puppet Shows, Storytelling, Horse & Carriage Rides, Crib, Carol Singing, Christmas Markets and more @ Phoenix Pk, Dublin.

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Christmas at Farmleigh

Farmleigh House & Estate

Welcome to the Farmleigh Christmas Programme for 2022. There is plenty here for all the family to enjoy, from Horse and Carriage Rides to Storytelling sessions. Mystery Guests and Surprise Performances will enchant and entertain all the family. Farmleigh is the ideal place to enter into the festive spirit! All of our events are free.* Christmas Food & Craft Markets, Farmyard 10am – 5pm Festive Crib, Outdoors 10am – 5pm Horse & Carriage Rides, Outdoors 1pm – 4pm Festive Barbershop Melodies with The Mellowchords, Outdoors 2 pm – 4pm Christmas Puppet Show with

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Light House Cinema: Naughty or Nice Christmas Season

Light House Cinema

It’s time to start making a list (of films to see) and make sure to check it twice.. For the entire month of December we are dedicated to spreading Christmas cheer and giving you a fun & festive space to celebrate with your friends and family with a selection of the seasons most beloved films and some cult classics. It simply isn’t Christmas-time without cheering on Kevin McCallister’s hijinks in a Home Alone double bill, getting lost watching Jimmy Stewart running around Bedford Falls in It's a Wonderful Life or John McClane singlehandedly taking on Hans Gruber in Die Hard.

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Christmas in the Courtyard

Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Planning a get-together for a group this festive season? Introducing Christmas in the Courtyard, Dublin’s biggest ever Christmas POP-UP restaurant in a huge all-glass pavilion, set within the stunning Royal Hospital Kilmainham courtyard. It is transformed into an incredible Christmas wonderland and a fabulous venue for groups looking to do something unique and fun this festive season. Christmas in the Courtyard launches November 24th to December 18th and has a wide calendar of Christmas festivities to suit all timelines and budgets. One of the main events is the sumptuous 6-course ‘A

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Fairytale of New York

The Helix

Direct from the West End, after a phenomenal sell out debut tour Fairytale of New York is back with an even bigger production for 2022, it’s the ultimate feel good Irish-inspired Christmas show. From the producers of Seven Drunken Nights-The Story of The Dubliners and featuring an international cast of singers, musicians and dancers Fairytale of New York brings you all of your favorite Christmas songs including Driving home for Christmas, White Christmas, Oh Holy Night, Winter’s Tale, Silent Night and of course The Fairytale of New York. ……and just when you think the party couldn

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Olly, Polly and The Beanstalk

3Olympia Theatre

Join Olly, Polly and their dancing Cow in this hilarious Beanstalk Climbing, Roof Raising, Action Packed spin on the classic tale of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' With a laugh-a-minute script, dazzling dancers and all-star cast, Olly, Polly & The Beanstalk is bursting with magic and madness and is not to be missed! Delivering big laughs and even bigger surprises this GIGANTIC pantomime will most certainly be Fe-Fi-Fo-FUN for all the family this Christmas & will be the perfect Happily Ever After to 2022! THE MUST-SEE Panto in Dublin! Ireland’s funniest family Panto is back and bigger tha

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Christmas Medieval Fair at Dublinia

Dublinia

Transport yourself back to Fairgreen in Dublin at Christmas time, and join us for our special Medieval Fair hosted by Montague Heritage Services, Living History experts, will be demonstrating a specific skill of medieval crafts you would have found at the fair, including.. A Monier & Silversmith, who along with his apprentice will detail how coinage was introduced into Ireland with hacksilver! Come visit his mobile forge and learn all about what with tools were used for stamping silver jewellery and for coin stamps. Find out about food preparation and the diet of medieval people with

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Christmas with 4 In A Bar

St Mary's Pro Cathedral

If you're looking for a feel-good concert to get into the Christmas spirit, we have just the event for you. Join 4 IN A Bar, along with Dublin's Continuum Youth Choir, on Friday 16th December at 8pm for an evening that is sure to delight all musical tastes, in the impressive surrounds of Dublin's Pro-Cathedral. Proceeds from this fundraising concert will support the work of The Friends of St. Luke's Cancer Care. The Friends of St. Luke's aim to support those on their journey with cancer in whatever way they can. Their mission is to raise funds for use in the care, cure and comfort of the p

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Botanic Gardens Eco Christmas Craft Market

National Botanic Gardens

The National Botanic Gardens will be hosting an Eco Christmas market this year. On Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December, people will be able to shop for sustainable gifts from local businesses, grab something to eat and listen to a choir singing Christmas carols. The Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin have been running these events for over ten years. This year they’ll have around 70 stalls - both indoors and outdoors - against the backdrop of their historic glasshouses.

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Dalkey Castle Christmas Experience

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

The Castle Christmas Experience with Santa is full of fun, stories, singing and games. Get into the Christmas spirit by practicing Santa’s favourite song with Jingle. See what food the reindeers eat and the tiny treats for the elves. Tell Twinkle what goodies you will leave out for Santa and the reindeers. The highlight, needless to say, is the appearance of the celebrity himself- Santa Claus! The children will help Santa get his ‘Ho Ho Ho’ back. Will all the children be on his nice list? Oh Yes, they will! The experience lasts approx. forty minutes and no queuing involved. Ther

Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo