Christmas in Dublin 2021
Christmas in Dublin is magical! The lights, the window displays, pantomimes, carol singing and a whole host of festive delights. Here are some suggestions for some wonderful things to do this Christmas.
Christmas at the Castle
08 – 21 December, Dublin Castle
Christmas at the Castle returns to Dublin Castle from the 08 to the 21 December 2021. A cornucopia of Irish craft stalls, artisan food producers and a festive filling of entertainment await in historic surroundings. And when you’ve seen the market, step inside the classic Christmas charm of the State Apartments and the enchanting Neopolitan crib!
This is a free ticketed event, book online at Dublin Castle website.
Presented by the Office of Public Works with support from Dublin City Council.
19 November – 23 December, Malahide
A magical mix of lights, colour, nature and soothing sounds awaits. Castle of light will bring Malahide Castle alive with stunning lighting displays and immersive projections for all ages. Join us for an enchanting night walk experience by festival light, for all the family. Come outdoors this Winter and walk by night.. walk by Wonderlight!
Ardgillan Christmas Exhibition & Fair
04 December, Balbriggan
The Ardgillan Collective will host a festive evening of Art, Live Music, Unique Gifts and Seasonal Treats.
The Ardgillan Collective is a group of 10 Arts, Crafts and Designers who are now resident at Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin.
Together with Ardgillan Castle, Fingal County Council have offered supported studio spaces through an application process to artists living and working in the Fingal area. This new and innovative initiative shows optimism and a faith in those working in the arts field and will, without doubt bring new life and business to the Castle
Wildlands Winter Wonderland
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from November 26th. Extra dates have been added on December 22nd and 23rd, Moycullen.
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and for its inaugural year Baile Beag is being transformed into a beautiful atmospheric Christmas-themed play village! Here children can explore their imagination in their immersive Wildlands Winter Wonderland experience.
The start of each visit will be spent in the village interacting with Santa’s elves and Mrs. Claus. Children can post their letter to the North Pole in the custom made Christmas Post Box, meet Santa’s elves, help a sick reindeer in the reindeer hospital, see the Christmas tree lights and enjoy a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” by Mrs. Claus, all before Santa himself lands down the chimney with a Ho-Ho-Ho and a bump! Santa will then visit with the group, interacting with every child who has come to visit him, before inviting them to choose a gift from the village store and return for a Insta-photo with Mum & Dad.
The Moving Crib
23 November to 9 January, Dublin City
From 23 November to 9 January, The Moving Crib will open its doors to celebrate their 65th Christmas Season. It is guaranteed festive fun for all ages and entry is Free!
Enjoy a medley of Biblical, historical and fun stories plus more, all wrapped up in a blanket of Christmas magic in the heart of the city.
Open from 11:00 – 18:00 daily – 7 days a week, booking required.
(Closed Christmas Day, St Stephen’s Day & New Year’s Day)
A hidden gem in Dublin City, the timeless charm of The Moving Crib lives on and has become a nostalgic centrepiece of the Christmas season for over six decades.
A visit to the Crib will give you a warm glow for the true meaning of Christmas, it is a historical and entertaining experience for adults and children alike.
This year more that ever, it is important to shop and support local. Make sure you check out what’s happening in your town, and get involved in all the lovely local events that are planned. Find our what’s on near you through the linked below.
Christmas Events in Dublin County Towns
Finally, all details on our list of things to do are correct at time of publication. Please check with the organiser before finalising your plans. In addition, we ask that you are mindful of the current HSE Covid -19 guidelines at all times.
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