A number of Christmas events that were scheduled to take place in the city were recently canceled due to fears of Covid-19.
Earlier this month, Mistletown was canceled. The event was scheduled to take place in Dublin’s historic Fruit and Veg Market on Mary Street, from December 4.
Meanwhile, Croke Park has also canceled their Santa Experience due to the increase in Covid-19 cases in Ireland, as has Ardgillan Castle with its Christmas fair. The Irish Museum of Modern Art was supposed to organize a bespoke experience with Santa Claus, but canceled it.
That being said, other event and venue planners are continuing their Christmas experiences. As it stands, here are 13 that you can still visit this holiday season.
Wild lights at Dublin Zoo
This year’s theme for Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo is Around the World, with light installations taking you to places like Spain, France, Egypt, and the United States. Tickets for some dates are still available here.
Malahide Castle transforms into a winter wonderland with light installations and an illuminated forest path. It takes place for the month of December with tickets available here.
Christmas at the castle
Christmas at the Castle sees Dublin Castle grounds host an Alpine market and fair, with food stalls and talented Irish artisans selling beautiful festive gifts. It takes place from December 8 to 21 with free tickets available here.
Santa Claus returns to The Square Tallaght after a year of absence and this year he brings with him a funfair with an impressive Ferris wheel. To visit Santa Claus you will need to book a time slot here.
Christmas experience at Tayto Park
Right next to Dublin, Tayto Park turns into an awe-inspiring Christmas experience that runs on select dates until December 23. Tickets can be purchased here.
The Christmas experience at Airfield Estate
Dublin’s favorite city farm, Airfield Estate, welcomes Santa for a bespoke Christmas experience that runs through December 23, with tickets available here.
Retro Drive in the movies
Retro Drive in Movies is hosting a series of screenings of festive favorites including Elf and Home Alone this holiday season. They will also host the Father Christmas experience at the North Pole with a festive movie screening, Christmas karaoke with Santa’s personal DJ and a safe Santa experience from the comfort of your own car.
Santa’s Enchanted Forest Christmas Experience in Luggwoods
An enchanted forest walk offers the opportunity to meet Santa Claus, soak up the festive magic amid the twinkling lights, and even meet elves and fairies, all at the foot of the Dublin Mountains. Tickets are on sale now from luggwoodsevents.com.
Causey farm in County Meath offers a visit to Santa’s House where you’ll help Mrs. Noel pack Santa’s bags, ride a slide bringing you to the Toy Workshop, and follow the Bethlehem Trail to the stable where Mary and Joseph take care of their new baby.
Christmas market with dandelions at the Well
The historic Dandelion Market is relaunched this holiday season as it takes place at Well at Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green every Sunday until December 19th.
Guinness Winter Festival
Until January 2, The Guinness Storehouse is hosting its Winterfest with music and decorations by famous graphic designer Annie Atkins. The Winterfest experience is included with all tickets purchased for the regular Guinness Storehouse experience.
Dublin winter lights at Merrion Sqaure Park
The lights bring Merrion Square Park to life on a number of dates leading up to Christmas.
Mema Christmas Market
Mema’s on Parnell Street in Dublin hosts a Christmas market on Sunday December 11 which will feature vintage clothing and crafts.
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