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Christmas at Dublin Castle: November 30th until December 22nd
Each Saturday and Sunday in December Dublin Castle invites you to enter the magical world of the Nutcracker. The upper courtyard is transformed into a traditional Christmas market and choirs every Saturday and Sunday will be performing under the tree from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Enjoy a tasty treat from our Christmas vendors, including mulled wine, hot chocolate, gingerbread cookies and traditional chimney cake. The craft fair will take place on December 15th from 10.00am inside the Bedford Hall.
Check out their Christmas programme by clicking the link below:
Christmas on the Square: December 1st
This Saturday, December 1st, the second annual Merrion Square pop up shop will be taking place in Number 45 Merrion Square. To kick start your Merrion Christmas there will be a one-day pop-up shop on December 1st with leading Irish designers and irish artisan food producers bringing their beautiful irish-made products to No. 45.
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Christmas at Farmleigh: 7th – 22nd December
Experience the magic of Christmas at Farmleigh with Christmas markets and carol singing every Saturday and Sunday. They also have Christmas Concerts. The Velvettes is a unique vocal group based on the classic swing combos of the late 1940s and early 1950s. They model their vocal blend on the style of the Andrews Sisters. A typical Velvettes set list is packed with songs from Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Hoagy Carmichael- to name but a few. Tickets are allocated on a lottery basis. The closing date for ticket applications is at 10am on Wednesday December 4th. 2 tickets per winner, and only successful applicants will be notified.
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The Docklands Christmas Markets: 12th – 23rd December
Everyone’s favourite Christmas Festival is back again for the 9th consecutive year, bringing Christmas cheer and magical festive treats to the heart of Dublin from the IFSC at Georges Dock. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever with a few surprises added to the regular line of events including an entertainment area taking place on the event platform in George’s Dock. The Victorian Carnival, the fantastic artisan food and craft market and of course Santa’s grotto will all be back to help make your festival experience a magical one.
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Dublin Port Winterfest at Point Village: 28th November to 23rd December
The Point Village will be transformed with the sights, sounds and aromas of a traditional Christmas market. You’ll find food stalls serving treats including Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Crepes, BBQ Bratwurst and Bockwurst, Hog Roast, Chinese Noodles, Chocolate Fountain and a Christmas Bakery. There is also an ice-rink, santa’s grotto and amusement rides.
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12 Treats of Christmas Food Tour
French Foodie in Dublin brings you on her ’12 Treats of Christmas Food Tour’ this December.
Mulled wine, chocolates, mince pies and other Christmas treats will be sampled during this festive walking tour, a stop in a restaurant for lunch is also included. Join a small group of Christmas lovers to share some delicious food and good company. French Foodie will bring you around some of her favourite spots to indulge with 12 different treats.
To book click on the link below: http://frenchfoodieindublin.blogspot.ie/p/christmas-food-tour.html
Well not really in the sky but in Dublin Castle. The Duthain Dealbh trio whose name means Fleeting Sculpture specialise in crafting works of art from materials like ice and sand. Duthain Dealbh, is made up of the three Irish sculptors Daniel Doyle, Niall Magee and Alan Magee all graduates of Fine Art Sculpture, DIT, Dublin, Ireland. For over 10 years now we have been participating in Sand, Snow, Ice & Fire sculpture festivals and symposiums all over the world from Siberia to Singapore, Canada to China and everywhere in between.
The Dublin Castle Sand Sculpture exhibition will involve four sculptors, each creating a solo sculpture based on a historical theme to coincide with Dublin City Council’s Viking Festival. The Festival takes place at the Amphitheatre, Wood Quay and Essex Street West on the 21st and 22nd of August.
Carving will take place from Tuesday 27th of July to Monday 2nd August. The sculptures will remain on display for the month of August.