The first signs of winter arriving in Dublin are in October when decorations for Halloween start adorning the windows of the shops. By December, Christmas in Dublin is exactly how one would envisage a truly December time, twinkling delights decorating the streets, the smell of cookies and wine spreading the aroma in the house and the warm family gatherings.

Being in Dublin for Christmas is one of the best decisions that you would have ever made, wondering why? In this blog we share with you some of the reasons:

Streets and Shopping

Here you would find the most beautiful Christmas decorations with lights and colours twinkling the streets and your hearts alike. The beautiful streets lead you to an exciting journey for Christmas shopping in the bustling city. Shop ‘til you drop on Dublin’s main shopping streets Grafton Street and Henry Street, which are home to high street favourites or pay a visit to Dundrum Town Centre for the ultimate shopping experience.

Christmas Markets

Christmas markets arise in all corners of Dublin like the Christmas star starts appearing on the Church citadels and each one of them can surprise you with its own unique joyful nature. If it is the unique local wit and charm of the street vendors that would brighten your day in the Moore Street. If you are looking for traditional European winter market, the best place to visit would be the Docklands with stalls from Munich, Prague and Vienna offering a unique blend of seasonal food, those special wines and the everlasting and crafted gifts. Smithfield markets will be waiting for you to take a walk down memory lane with traditional festive activities by carol singers.

You probably would be wondering what would be it like in the Temple Bar, this ever alive spot with its Fairtrade Christmas Market offering you jewellery, handicrafts and food from all around the world will definitely add to the buzz from pint of Guinness you are longing to have by now.

Phoenix Park, the largest park in Europe would be lit up in fashion by Farmleigh Food Market that would entice your taste buds just by the mere presence of the celebrity chefs.

Ice Rinks for Christmas

Christmas without ice? No worries, Dublin would not disappoint you. Plenty of fun for the whole family awaits you in the ice rinks of Smithfield, Swords and Dundrum.

Theatres and Plays

Winter is a good time to spend cold evenings to attend a show or a play. There are a number of shows and events to choose from. See a selection of our tops picks below:

Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Pantomime Season

3Arena

National Concert Hall

As the holiday season approaches, weather becomes colder while our hearts get warmer with childhood memories and family activities to partake in, Dublin is warmly inviting you to visit.

View our special Christmas two night getaway offer and contact us to make a booking.

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