10 Events You Don’t Want to Miss This Christmas In Dublin

Christmas Events Dublin

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 Light at Dublin Zoo

Where: Dublin Zoo

When: Friday, 3rd Nov 2017 – Sunday, 7th January 2018

Visit: https://dublinzoo.digitickets.co.uk/events/11528?catID=10885

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. Aladdin   

Where: Mill Theatre

When: 7th Dec 2017 – 7th Jan 2018

Visit:  http://www.milltheatre.ie

Aladdin 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 Galway: 26th November

Santa Dash Dublin: 3rd December

Visit:  http://www.santadash.ie

If you are feeling energetic then you can do a 5k or 10k run, including free Santa suit, custom medal and tea and snacks.

Bonus is the real Santa will also be there in his Igloo!


#4. The Dublin Visitor Centre Christmas Experience

Where: City Sightseeing Dublin 14 O’Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin 1

When: 17th – 22nd of December

Visit:  https://www.dublinvisitorcentre.ie/christmas-experience/

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 14th Dec – 14th Jan

Visit: https://www.winterfunderland.ie/

Funderland Indoor Pavilion opens 2-9pm Mon to Fri and 12noon -10pm Sat & Sun and during the School Holidays.

The Ice Rink opens Pre-Christmas at 10:00am Mon through to Fri, and 10:00am on Sat & Sun and during School Holidays. Post-Christmas the hourly sessions commence at 11:00am up to 9:00pm. The ice skating session times are hourly, on the hour and are 45 minutes duration.

The Christmas Market opens 12:00pm to 8:00pm daily Mon through to Fri and from 11:00am to 8:00pm on Sat & Sun and during School Holidays.



#6. The Helix Christmas Panto

Where: Helix, Dublin

When: From 24th Nov – 21st Jan

Visit: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=THEHELIX&organ_val=21104&schedule=list&event_val=0931

This year’s panto is an adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.


 #7. Santa At Hamleys Toy Store

Where: Hamleys Toy Store

When: From 26th Nov – 24th Dec

Visit: https://www.dundrum.ie/events/santa-is-coming

You can visit Santa and then browse the store for lots of Christmas gifts.


#8. Christmas at Farmleigh (Phoenix Park)

Where: Located in Phoenix Park in Dublin

When: 2nd Dec – 17th Dec

Visit: https://www.dochara.com/events-in-ireland/christmas-at-farmleigh/

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: 27th Oct – 14th Jan (10am-7pm)

Visit: http://dundrumonice.ie/

Visit their site to book online


#10. Santa at the DSPCA

Where: Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

When: 16th and 17th Dec

Visit: https://www.dspca.ie/santa/

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.

Do You Have An Event That You Are Planning To Go To That We’ve Not Listed? Let Us Know In The Comments Below.

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