In Dublin in December

Things may slow down a little bit, but there is still plenty of cool events in Dublin in December! Make sure to plan your holiday around gigs or festivals, enjoy seasonal lights, shopping and all the mulled wine! We have selected few things you may like here, but make sure to always check out Visit Dublin for the latest and up to date events list. So, are you in Dublin in December? Have fun on these events:

The Undertones

2nd December
Derry’s inimitable punk pioneers The Undertones will take to the stage at The Academy this December. For a taste of angst, rebellious love and mayhem, you can’t miss it.

Gavin James

6th & 7th December
Two-time Choice Music Prize winner Gavin James continues his meteoric rise to success with two nights of acoustic tunes from recent album Bitter Pill.

Jimmy Carr 

1st-3rd December
For an evening of raw wit and serious laughs, Jimmy Carr takes to the Olympia Theatre on 1st December 2017.

NYF Dublin

31st December 2017- 1st January 2018
Thousands gather together in the heart of the Dublin as the city comes alive for fun filled New Year’s festivities. More info about the festival to come!

Santa Dash

3rd December
This dash will fill competitors with Christmas spirit as they soak in the atmosphere while walking or jogging 5 or 10 kilometres with friends and family, all in the name of Christmas.


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DreamWorks Animation in Concert

4th December
Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and many more popular DreamWorks animations are beamed on to the big screen and brought to life by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets

6th December
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second in JK Rowling’s blockbuster series and now, it is being screened on a huge scale at the 3Arena, with the score performed live by an orchestra conducted by Justin Freer.


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The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

11th December
The bombastic soundtrack of popular video game the Legend of Zelda is performed live by a 66 piece orchestra and 24 voice choir at this special event for fans of game music.