5 Things to do in Dublin this Winter
With Christmas and New Year’s Eve just around the corner if you are planning to visit Dublin to enjoy the festive vibes, think no further. From the Christmas shows, live music, events and nightlife there are just so many things to do in Dublin during winter. The Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane is ideally located in close proximity to some of the finest attractions Dublin has to offer during wintertime. Check out our list of recommendations below to make the most of your festive getaway in Dublin!
1. Explore the Christmas Markets of Dublin-
From Dublin Castle’s Christmas market, to the Winter village in The Guinness Storehouse and Swords Christmas market, there is so much to choose from! Dublin Castle holds one of the most popular Christmas markets in Ireland, that includes over 30 traditional alpine market stalls featuring an array of decorative craft and sustainable gift items.
2. Attend a Concert-
Renowned throughout the world for its rich literary tradition and unique musical heritage, Dublin is the ‘City of Living Culture’. All the events, shows, and concerts happening in Dublin during December will be immersed in Christmas vibes.
Events and shows happening this Winter:
- Toy Show the Musical– 10-31 December 2022, Dublin Convention Centre
- Beauty and The Beast– 24 November 2022- 8 January 2023, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
- Trixie and Katya– 11 December, 3Arena
- Vladimir’s Viennese Christmas– 18 December, 3Arena
- NYF Countdown Concert– 31 December, Dublin Castle
3. Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo-
If you are looking for child-friendly activities to do this Winter, you will not want to miss out on the Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo. Featuring this year’s new theme, “The Magic of Life,” Wild Lights offer a spectacular Christmas experience, featuring over a thousand dazzling lanterns which bring to light the importance of biodiversity.
4. Christmas Shopping-
Dublin’s annual Christmas lighting projects festive images across the face of many of its monuments, getting the season in full swing. During this time, all the shops in Dublin are lit up, Christmas music is on full blast and there is an overall cosy atmosphere. The two main shopping streets of Dublin; Grafton Street and Henry Street turn into a magical place, with the whole streets decorated to make sure you have a great Christmas shopping experience. These shopping districts are just a 15-minute walk or a 10-minute journey on public transport from Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane.
5. Tour of Guinness Storehouse-
Although the Guinness Storehouse is open all year round, nothing can beat the spectacular panoramic view you will get of Dublin lit up in Christmas lights from the Gravity Bar of the Guinness Storehouse. The Guinness Storehouse offers non-guided tours detailing the history behind the world-famous stout, throughout their famous 7-story building. The storehouse is just a 45-minute walk or a 30-minute journey on public transport from Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane.
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