Stock up on tinsel, put up those trees and start planning your presents, because December (and, by extension, Christmas) is coming! We’ve compiled a list of some of the most exciting festive events coming up in Dublin this year – check them out and get in the ultimate holiday spirit.

Wild Lights

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Wild Lights is making its triumphant return to Dublin Zoo! The best and most iconic place to bring a date now that cuffing season is in full swing, this one is not to be missed. Take a night time stroll through some of the most beautiful and unique wonders of the world, brought to life by over 100 silk lanterns.

Get your tickets here.

Retro Drive-in Movies

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Why not organize a movie date with a twist? Retro Drive In Movies are showing a series of Christmas films in the run up to the holiday season – from Elf to Die Hard to Love Actually, there’s something for everyone. So grab some popcorn, a cosy blanket and a hot chocolate and snuggle up in front of a comforting Christmas flick!

Book soon here to avoid disappointment.

Ice Skating Blanchardstown

Nothing gets me in the Christmas spirit more than flailing wildly on an ice rink while my friends glide effortlessly around me. Ice Skating Blanchardstown have just reopened and are taking bookings until the end of November – it’s the perfect chance to show off your skills or lack thereof.

Book your slot here.

Singalong Social Christmas Special

For the first time since 2019, The Sugar Club are hosting a festive Christmas singalong on Wednesday 15th December. Join them for an evening of seasonal craic, Christmas belters and festive cheer! Tickets are 15 euro plus booking fee – grab one at the link here.

Christmas at the Castle

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 You can now book your tickets for Christmas at the Castle 2021, a festive experience running in Dublin Castle from 8th– 21st December. Come and enjoy the open-air Christmas Market alongside music from the Dublin Gospel Choir and others. There will be food and craft stalls (plenty of opportunity for you to pick up the perfect Christmas gifts) and even a retro carousel.  Book your tickets here.

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