Christmas Shopping in Dublin If you haven’t started your shopping yet, it’s time to get a move on! Luckily a trip to Dublin City Centre is all it takes to shop for everyone. With the best in fashion, something special for your other half and plenty of toy shops for the little ones, Dublin is a shopping mecca. Here are the best areas to start to get your shopping well on its way.

Grafton St

Just a short stroll across the park, Grafton Street is one of Dublin’s main thoroughfares and is packed with high-end shops. The world-famous pedestrianised street not only has all the high street favourites like Topshop and River Island but is home to the fantastic Irish stores like Weir & Sons, Bewley’s Grafton Street Café and the high-end department store Brown Thomas. Grafton Street is more an experience than a shopping trip and no visit to Dublin would be complete without a stroll down this historic street to listen to the talented buskers.

Stephens Green Shopping Centre

At the top of Grafton Street lies Stephens Green Shopping Centre which is full to the brim with absolutely everything you’ll need for Christmas. There are fashion outlets like TK Maxx, grocery stores like Dunnes Stores to make sure you have the perfect Christmas Dinner and an eclectic collection of boutique stores which are ideal to find that unique gift for someone hard to buy for. They also have a great selection of food outlets in the food hall so you can refuel and shop for longer. The Christmas decorations in the centre are nothing short of spectacular too.

Henry Street

The first place you think of to grab a bargain on Dublin’s Northside is Henry street. The street is always bustling with busy shoppers and not just at Christmas. They have all your high-street fashion favourites like Zara, Wallace and Warehouse both on-street and in one of the two shopping centres on the street (Jervis & Ilac). The first ever Penneys was opened on this street in 1969 and has been an absolute wardrobe staple ever since. Its famed for its fashion-forward style and of course, it’s really great value.

Georges Arcade

For a really unique shopping experience, head back to the Southside of Dublin for a visit to Georges Street and Georges Arcade. The street is home to many unique and funky stores like Designist and Sostrene Green. Most importantly, you can visit the oldest shopping centre in Europe, Georges Arcade. This enclosed Victorian market has an abundance of shops and stalls so you can find something truly special. You can browse the vintage clothes and costume stops, search through a great variety of records to add to your collection or even have your fortune told by the resident psychic.


While Dublin doesn’t have a dedicated Christmas market this year, we have a multitude of local markets scattered around the city all year round. These markets are fantastic for showcasing the finest Irish talent and crafts and to find a truly unique gift for a loved one. A lot of the markets are free to enter and take place every weekend in the run-up to the big day.

Check Dublin’s official Christmas website for more details.

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