Things to do in Dublin this Christmas

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is less than a month away! To get in the mood we have picked our TOP 3 things to do in Dublin this Christmas.

I BELIEVE - Ireland’s first winter food, drink, craft  and horticulture festival

Date: 26th Nov – 23rd Dec 2015
Venue: Custom Quarter House Dublin
Price: Free admission
With a focus on supporting Irish businesses, traders, craftspeople, producers and charities, I BELIEVE™ will run for 28 days in the lead-up to Christmas from Thursday, 26th November until Wednesday, 23rd December at the exceptional setting of Custom House Quarter in Dublin, which includes George’s Dock, The CHQ Building and its surrounding area.
I BELIEVE™ will be Ireland’s first winter food, drink, craft and horticulture festival centered on what will be the country’s most iconic Christmas tree, donated by Coillte to the people of Ireland. Standing at 50 foot tall, it will be inspired by the 82-year tradition behind the world-famous Rockefeller Tree in New York.

Time: 15:30
Date: 29th of November
Venue: O’Connell Street
Price: Free!
O’Connell Street will glow beautifully this year like past years! Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh will be lighting up O’ Connell Streets Famous Tree. Al Porter will be presenting the event with live music from some familiar faces such as Melanie McCabe, Hometown, Dustin the Turkey and Dublin Gospel Choir! Remember to wrap up warm, in a Geansaí Nollaig (for later!) so you can enjoy the wonderful Christmas atmosphere. Switching on the Christmas tree lights in O’ Connell Street has been a huge part of Christmas in Dublin for many years, and is one of the city’s landmark events in the run up to Christmas. A fun event for all the family – not to be missed!

THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL Christmas concert featuring the Snowman
Date: 18th – 20th of December
Venue: The National Concert hall
Price: Adult €22, Child €17 & Family €73
A magical concert designed for all the family, Raymond Briggs’s captivating film has established itself as part of the Christmas festivities for young and old, accompanied by Howard Blake’s score played live by the Orchestra of the National Concert Hall. This is an opportunity for the whole family to share in the music and the magic of Christmas. Experience the magic of the remarkable friendship between James and his snowman and delight in this holiday tradition. A special guest narrator will tell the story of James and the flying snowman as you watch the film on a big screen.

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