If you find yourself in Dublin during December, you will have a blast! Top attractions in town tend to be quieter so you will not Q as long as you would in summer, there is a lot of shopping deals to be had (A LOT) and then there are things like Panto… Read on about our unmissable things to do in Dublin in December!
Listen to Bono and Glen Hansard on top of the Grafton Street
This happens most of the years – evening of December 24th is reserved for these two gents! Find them busking on top of Grafton Street and enjoy some of the best Irish-made music!
Go ice skating
We don’t often have freezing temperatures in Ireland, or White Christmas, but if you want to go ice-skating you can certainly do it! check out Dundrum and Blancherdtsown ice skating rings! These rings are attached to big shopping centers so maybe you can grab a bargain while you are at it as well…
Go and see panto
Don’t know what panto is?Panto or Pantomime can now be seen throughout the world and, most commonly in Ireland, each year in The Gaiety Theatre. Traditionally performed at Christmas and New Year, with audiences consisting mainly of children and parents, Irish pantomime is now a traditionally popular form of theatre incorporating song, dance, buffoonery, slapstick, cross-dressing, in-jokes, audience participation and mild sexual innuendo. There are a number of traditional story-lines and a fairly well-defined set of performance conventions. So if you want to see Cinderella, Frozen or any of the popular fairy tales, this is the way to do them! We promise you a lot of fun!
Grab some mulled wine, browse stalls for local craft gifts, snack on delicious food, have some more mulled wine… Christmas markets are always amazing! This page has very good low down on all markets happening in Dublin, so there is no excuse!
Go for a dip to Forty Foot
You’ve opened the presents, tidied away Santa’s cookie crumbs and it’s not even 8am yet. What else is on the Christmas Day to-do list? A festive dip in the Forty Foot in Sandycove — it’s the perfect excuse to work up an appetite, and if nothing else, you’ll have a smashing (read: freezing) time. But so will everyone else, so its ok 🙂
New Year Festival
There is so much to do during few days of New Year Festival! Gigs, music trails, luminosity, slam poetry and much much more! Most of these are happening within very short walk from Barnacles Temple Bar and most are free so check the whole festival out!
So we will see you in Dublin this December!
Go to Galway for a night
Because there is an awesome Christmas market to check out, you can see Cliffs of Moher on the way and whoever said “no” to more adventures and more travelling? Also, it looks stunning this time of the year!