Top 10 things to in Dublin this Christmas

1. Mamma Mia hits the stage of the Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Mamma Mia the smash hit musical based on songs of ABBA returns to Bord Gais Energy Theatre for a 4-week run as part of the UK and International Tour, celebrating 20 years of Mamma Mia being a huge success! Be prepared for a fun-filled sing-along! Tickets from €35

2. Wild Lights Dublin Zoo

Wild Lights is back this year better than ever! Enjoy the magical experience showcasing a brand-new theme- Stories, Myths & Legends brought to life through a series of giant lanterns custom made for Dublin zoo wild Lights. This is a must-see experience which while have you amazed! Keep an eye out for the wonderful Disney characters who will make an appearance throughout the festival

3. Santa at the GPO

Santa’s Secret Postal Service will show how your letters make it to the North Pole with a guided tour from Santa’s little helpers! While waiting to see Santa himself, join in on the arts & crafts and other fun-filled activities on the day! Child ticket: €16.50, adult ticket €12

4. Winter Funderland RDS

Christmas in Dublin has never been more fun! Winter Funderland returns to the RDS on from the 26th December-13th of January! of fun-filled activities for the whole family to enjoy! Not to mention the 1000 sq outdoor ice-skating area to show off your skills on the rink! After some outdoor fun, head inside and check out what Funderland really has to offer with all of the magnificent rides

5. Naughty or Nice Lighthouse Cinema Smithfield

Kick off the festive season this winter by soaking up all of the Christmas movies that we know and love! From the iconic film Elf to the amazing Home Alone will be on the big screen for all to enjoy! So, sit back relax and indulge in the Christmas cheer

6. Christmas Panto at The Olympia

Attending a Christmas family with friends and family is one of the main traditions in Ireland! This year is bigger and better than ever! You won’t want to miss this must-see production of Cinderella: The Story of Cinders and Her Fella. From the 20th of December 2019- 04th January 2020

7. Christmas at Dublin Castle

The countdown to Christmas in on! If there’s one thing that we all love about Christmas is definitely the Christmas Markets & what’s a better way to get into the Christmas spirit than strolling through stalls with a warm cup of cocoa or mulled wine. Delicious! Dublin Castle will have over 30 traditional stalls filled with festive décor

8. Santa’s Grotto at CHQ Building

You are in for a treat at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum were you and the family is welcomed by Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elves before meeting the big man himself in his magical Grotto. Children will receive a special gift from Santa whilst enjoying the Christmas themed Discovery Trail. Tickets start from €16

9. The Moving Crib Parnell Square Free event

The moving crib is back this celebrating 63 years sprinkling Christmas cheer to all! Located in Parnell Square, this free event is for all the family to enjoy! The Moving Crib is one of the main key features if Christmas in Dublin and is one not to be missed

10. Christmas Shopping in Dublin

The excitement has kicked off for Christmas shopping in Dublin where people come to see the festive lights alone! Shop ‘til you drop on Dublin’s main shopping streets Grafton Street and Henry street to get that true Christmas feeling! Stroll through the winter stalls and take it all in!

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