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7 Best things to do in Dublin this Christmas

7 Best things to do in Dublin this Christmas

Shopping in Dublin City this Christmas while your out and about listed below are the 7 best thing to do in Dublin this Christmas Shopping can be a stressful time but if you combine a short visit with an activity while thinking about renovations to the house it can be a walk in the park. Shopping for Engineered Wood Flooring Dublin couldn’t be more pleasant. So why not book an appointment while you are at it with Dublin Floors and Doors

Made in Stoneybatter

– Christmas Market at The Work & Welders.

Stoneybatter, Dublin, hosts a Christmas market every year that brings this little village together to showcase their ares. The Christmas Market, gathering  local designers, makers and bakers to show off this unique village in the center of Dublin city. There will be mulled wine served, delicious melty Raclette, hot chocolate, seasonal tunes, and as ever, a great atmosphere.

Date: Saturday 14th December – Sunday 15th December

Time: 11.00am – 5.00pm
Price: Free
Address: Rosemount Terrace, 5 Arbour Hill, Stoneybatter, Dublin, Ireland

Guinness Winterfest @ Guinness Open Gate Brewery.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery, Thursday 5th December – Sunday 15th December

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 and beer sommeliers will also create a selection of Mulled Guinness, old-fashioned cocktails and a specially brewed Christmas beer to be enjoyed with the tasty dishes.

Guests can also expect a music and entertainment line-up full to the brim with Christmas feels, programmed by music promoter and Dublin publican, John Mahon. You’ll find live DJs and bands lighting up the stage, bump into up and coming buskers or belt out your own tunes in the Karaoke Caravan. Browse through the festival stalls in search of unique stocking fillers or a festive treat for yourself! There’ll be fun and different gifts that go beyond the usual Christmas wish-list on sale from trend-setting Irish creatives. Expect unexpected crafts and jewellery, prints and quirky cards, apparel and homewares, confectionery and decorations. From self-gifting to finding something for a best friend, there will be something for everyone.


Christ Church Cathedral, Tuesday 10th December – Thursday 12th December

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 during the interval. Sing along with old favourites such as O Come, All Ye Faithful, be inspired by glorious choral gems such as Good King Wenceslas, all topped off with a magical selection of popular Christmas tunes, sung by the stellar voices of the Cathedral Choir in a beautiful candle-lit setting.

Dublin Castle, Tuesday 3rd December – Thursday 19th December


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.


Malahide Castle & Gardens, Saturday 30th November – Monday 23rd December

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 appropriate gifts to give to all the children who visit him and there’ll be mulled wine and mince pies for the grown-ups too!

Booking info
Babies (under 1) €8 | Adult €10 | Child €20

Date: Saturday 30th November – Monday 23rd December
Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm
Price: €8 | €10 | €20
Address: Malahide Demesne, Malahide, Co. Dublin, Ireland

The New Theatre, Tuesday 3rd December – Saturday 14th December

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 1930’s radio style with live sound effects and carols, this is a Christmassy treat for the whole family, with a touch of old Hollywood glamour.

Date: Tuesday 3rd December – Saturday 14th December

Time: 7.30pm (Sat Matinees @ 2.30pm)
Price: €14 – €18
Address: 43 Essex St E, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

Project Arts Centre, Wednesday 11th December – Thursday 12th December

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 presented in Dublin by Irish project partners Improvised Music Company (IMC).

Date: Wednesday 11th December – Thursday 12th December
Time: 7.30pm
Price: €16 | €19
Address: 39 Essex St E, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, D02 RD45, Ireland