Get ready to end the year with festive joy! December in Dublin transforms into a winter wonderland, offering plenty of events from charming Christmas markets to sensational concerts. Whether you're a fan of the arts, music, or simply want to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit, Dublin has something extraordinary for everyone. Check out these must-attend events happening in the capital of the Emerald Island this month.
Dive into the festive season with Dublin's charming Christmas events and markets offering unique gifts, delicious treats, and a magical atmosphere:
01st December till January - Dublin Winter Lights
Enjoy the beautiful lights all around Dublin, and it's totally free! Experience the magic at cool places like Merrion Square, The Digital Hub, The Custom House, Jeanie Johnston, Samuel Beckett Bridge, and more. Don't miss out on this enchanting experience.
01st December till January – Ice Skating
Ice Skating Blanchardstown & Dún Laoghaire opened in November and runs by January. Tickets start at €14 and must be purchased here.
01st to 03rd - Coca-Cola Real Magic Christmas Experience
Indulge in the festive spirit at 'The Real Magic Christmas Experience' presented by Coca-Cola. Enjoy local food delights, immersive festive activities, live music, and the iconic Coca-Cola Christmas Truck. Tickets from €3.14 (€2 per ticket is donated to the Irish Youth Foundation - exclusive of Eventbrite Booking Fee).
01st – Saved by the 90s – Christmas Party
The famous event by Throwback Events will take place at The Worksman’s Cellar. Get ready to scream your heart out to all the anthems of our youth 90s hits (plus all those guilty pleasures you used to listen to in your mums car). Tickets from €8.66.
03rd - Festive Flea Market Pub Crawl
Guess what? The Christmas edition of Libertine Market Crawl is happening this month! Enjoy live jazz, festive vibes, and delicious food & drinks. It takes place on the first Sunday of every month from 12pm to 5pm. The Flea Market is at cool pubs in The Liberties, Dublin 8. You can start at any pub and stay as long as you want. It's self-directed, so pick the route that works for you! No tickets needed, and it's all free! Don't miss out on the festive fun.
03rd - Christmas Movie Night: Gremlins
Catch the real holiday classic Gremlins! Be at Rascals on Sunday, December 3rd, at 7 pm for a movie treat and loads of yummy pizzas. Enjoy the playful chaos, but remember, never feed them after midnight. Grab your seats for a cozy holiday movie night. Admission is €6.83.
Special deal: if you are staying with us, enjoy the 10% OFF on the bill at Rascals - all you need to do is to show your keycard.
08th - Christmas Classics by Candlelight Howth
Witness a musical journey through timeless Christmas classics in the intimate glow of candlelight, creating a magical and festive atmosphere. Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience the holiday spirit through the soul-stirring melodies of renowned performers. Tickets from €27.79.
09th - New Dublin Voices presents Carols for Christmas
Dublin Voices, led by conductor Bernie Sherlock, makes a triumphant return to Christ Church Cathedral for an enchanting performance of Carols for Christmas. Tickets start at €15.
09th – Dublin Christmas Market & Party
At Trinity Bar & Venue. Admission is free.
09th to 10th – Stillgarden Christmas Market
Discover the finest in Handmade Skincare, Crafts, Illustrations, and Homeware, brought to you by talented vendors. Plus, enjoy quality food and beverages at Stillgarden! Free admission.
13th - Christmas Pop! with Sing Along Social
Where? At The Sugar Club. Tickets from €17.07.
17th – Doggy Christmas Market and Santa Paws
Calling all dog lovers! Your furry friends can strike a pose with none other than SANTA PAWS and explore a variety of market stands. While your pups enjoy the festive photo op, humans can indulge in delicious bites and refreshing drinks at this fantastic dog-friendly venue. Tickets costs between €0-€5.
21st - Commerce Christmas Party 2023
At Bad Bobs in the heart of Temple Bar district. General admission cost €6.34.
22nd - Drink & Draw: Banksy - Christmas Edition
This is a super fun event made for you to have a great time during Winter Season. It's not about perfection – they just want you to unwind and let your creativity flow. Tickets from €29.93 and include canvas, painting materials and more.
23rd - Meehan and Buckley’s Christmas Crackers
At Arthur’s Blues and Jazz Club. Tickets from €15.
25th - Latin American Christmas Market 2023
Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Latin America as you savour delicious cuisine, groove to captivating live tunes, and witness enchanting traditional dances. Where? Richmond Barracks. Tickets from €0-€11.70.
Get into the festive spirit with Dublin's Christmas markets! Dublin Castle hosts an iconic market in its gardens, and there's an Eco Christmas Craft Market at the Botanic Gardens. Don't miss the Dublin Flea Christmas Market at Point Village or the one at the Iveagh Gardens. Explore over 50 stalls at Swords Castle Christmas Market for handmade crafts and delightful treats.
TOURING EVENTS & GIGS
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical
Embark on a whimsical adventure as Charlie secures a golden ticket to the enchanting Wonka Chocolate Factory. This golden opportunity grants a once-in-a-lifetime chance to indulge in the delectable sweets that have fuelled dreams and imaginations. Tickets start at €55 and can be purchased here.
The FRIENDS™ Experience: The One
Step into the iconic world of FRIENDS™ like never before with immersive and interactive set recreations. Experience the charm of Joey and Chandler’s apartment, relive the memories in Monica and Rachel’s apartment, and soak in the nostalgia at the legendary Central Perk. Don't miss the chance to be part of this unforgettable experience. Book your tickets now (from €17) and make your way into the world of Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, and Phoebe.
08th - Professional Fighters League MMA
Get ready for an adrenaline-packed night as the Professional Fighters League (PFL), the rapidly expanding and cutting-edge sports league, descends upon Dublin for the highly anticipated 2023 PFL Europe Championship. Tickets start at €45.
09th - Ice Cube
Step into the multifaceted world of Ice Cube – a renowned musician, actor, director, producer, civil rights leader, and the current CEO and co-founder of the BIG3 professional 3-on-3 basketball league. Tickets can be purchased for €71.
20th - Irish Women in Jazz presents : Jennifer McMahon
Meet Jennifer McMahon, a talented singer, songwriter, and producer from Dublin. She's not only a performer but also the founder of Irish Women in Jazz. With almost 20 gigs in the past two years, she's been showcasing incredible female-led groups. Don't miss the magic of 'Tapestry,' a vocal group born from one of these performances. Tickets available from €11.70.
22nd - Lisa Lashes, Maria Healy and Dave Mladi
Exciting news! Deja Vu Dublin is launching its first event at The Button Factory in Dublin. Get ready for a night filled with DJ Lisa Lashes headlining, supported by Maria Healy and Dave Mladi. Enjoy a musical journey featuring uplifting House, Trance, Tech Trance, and the darker sounds of Hard Dance. Don't miss out on the beats and good vibes! Tickets start at €17.07.
CLUBS & PARTIES
01st - Hits Different: The New Wave of Pop at The Grand Social – Tickets from €7.72
01st - Saved by the 90s – Christmas Party at The Worksman’s Cellar – Tickets from €8.66
03rd – Brazilian Autumn Festival at Dicey’s Garden Club – Tickets from €1.85 to €11.51
04th - Pulp Injection at The Worksman’s Club – Tickets from €12 + fee
08th - Church of Britney at The Well – Tickets from €11.70
08th - Swiftogeddon - The Taylor Swift Club Night at The Grand Social – Tickets from €8.82
10th - The Dublin Jazz Co-op Presents: JaYne at The Worksman’s Club – Tickets from 13.85
13th - Christmas Pop! with Sing Along Social at The Sugar Club. Tickets from €17.07
16th - Reggaeton and Mix Music at Dicey’s Garden Club – Tickets from €1.85 to €16.88
21st - Commerce Christmas Party 2023 at Bad Bobs – Tickets from €6.34
27th - Let’s Play: Mixed Music, House, Techno and Brazilian Funk at Dicey’s Garden Club – Tickets from €1.85 to €6.14
NEW YEAR EVENTS
31st - New Year's Eve at Dicey's Garden Club - Tickets from €22.25
31st - Resenha dos Amigos at Woolshed - Tickets from €17.07
31st - NYF Dublin at Dublin Castle & Collins Barracks - Tickets from €39.00
31st - New Years Eve at Pygmalion & Pyg Backstage - Tickets from €16.98
31st - New Year's Eve - 1920’s Gatsby at The Camden - Tickets from €17.0
31st - New Year's Eve Party at Rascals - Tickets from €13.60
31st - New Years Eve Ball at O'Reilly's Bar - Tickets from €6.34
Get ready for a festive extravaganza in Dublin this December! From cheerful markets to dazzling concerts and heartwarming theatrical performances, the Irish capital is a winter wonderland. Don't miss out – plan ahead, check event details, and secure your tickets for a memorable December in Dublin. Click here to explore the Irish Christmas traditions in a winter wonderland experience.