*Updated for 2018*
If you are living in Dublin and love Christmas then check out the Christmas Events in Dublin that are not to be missed. There are lots of events for Children, but also events the whole family will enjoy.
Make sure you check if you need to book ahead of time and if you are unsure then contact the venue.
Most Christmas events will not be Dog Friendly, so if you need help with your four legged friend then let us know.
10 Events You Don’t Want to Miss This Christmas In Dublin
#1. Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo
Where: Dublin Zoo
When: Thursday 1st of November 2018 and runs until Sunday, 6th January 2019 from 5pm-9pm
This is reportedly a must-see event for all the family boasting an impressive light display of different animals. There are also market stalls and food to enjoy while you are there.
Tickets are available to purchase online. The cost does not include entry to see the zoo animals.
#2. Beauty and The Beast
Where: Mill Theatre
When: Various Dates in December
Beauty and The Beast is a classic pantomime loved by kids and adults. It’s fun, entertaining and a great day out for all the family.
#3. Santa Dash Dublin 5 K and 10 K
Santa Dash Dublin: Run will take place on the beach on North Bull Island, starts at 12pm, on Sunday the 2nd December.
If you are feeling energetic then you can do a 5k or 10k run, including free Santa suit, custom medal and tea and snacks.
#4. The Dublin Visitor Centre Christmas Experience
Where: City Sightseeing Dublin 14 O’Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin 1
When: Dates not available yet
Take a magical bus tour of Dublin with Santa including a Christmas sing song and story-telling. You will be dropped off at Santa’s workshop to meet the elves and take part in the fun activities.
#5. Winter Funderland
Where: RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin
When: Opens 23rd Nov– 13th Jan
Ireland’s Largest Outdoor Ice Rink
ISkate @ The RDS, RING 4 (behind the Intercontinental Hotel)
#6. The Helix Christmas Panto
Where: Helix, Dublin
When: From 23 November 2018 To 20 January 2019
This year’s panto is Robin Hood.
#7. Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival
There’ll be market stalls, Santa’s Grotto and even an ice skating rink.
When: December 9th to January 8th.
Market Stalls: 11am – 8pm
Ice Rink: 11am – 9pm
Santas Grotto: Thursday/Friday 12pm – 7pm
Saturday 11am – 6pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm
#8. Christmas at Farmleigh (Phoenix Park)
Where: Located in Phoenix Park in Dublin
When: Saturday, December 1st, 2018 to Monday, December 17th, 2018
For children there are Magic Shows and Puppet Shows as well as Christmas Tales from.
You can also enjoy Horse and Carriage Rides and a Live Crib and there is a Children’s Christmas Room in the house.
There is also a Food Market and Festive Choirs singing Carols.
#9. Dundrum on Ice
Where: Dundrum Town Centre
When: October 26th 2018 to January 13th 2019.
Visit their site to book online
#10. Santa at the DSPCA
Where: Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.
When: 15th and 16th Dec
Children that book in to see Santa will receive a personalised Letter from Santa, a special gift given to them by Santa, and a place at our special Storytime. Free teas/coffees or hot chocolate for all who visit Santa and some free goodies for you and a treat take home to your pet.