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16th Nov 2021

9 fun activities to enjoy in Dublin this winter

Katy Thornton

Time to get into the winter spirit!

There’s a lot happening in Dublin this time of year. Christmas has arrived (more than a month early, but we’re not complaining) and there’s been an influx of events and activities to attend in its wake. Here’s some of our top suggestions for you!

1. Festive Afternoon Tea, Old Music Shop Restaurant

For most of December, the Old Music Shop restaurant on Frederick Street is hosting a festive afternoon tea. There’s something incredibly quaint about enjoying tiny sandwiches and sipping tea, and we’re here for it. Get onto Open Table to book a spot.

2. K2 Alpacas, Wicklow

Travel a little out of Dublin to this alpaca farm and spend a few hours with these adorable animals. I mean, just look at them! They have little Santa hats on and everything…

3. Xmas Disco, Sugar Club

Tickets for this disco event go on sale today the 16th November, and you do not want to miss out on it! If you just love a bit of a boogie and a sing along, then The Sugar Club is the place to be. The event takes places on the 16th December.

4. Wild Lights, Dublin Zoo

It’s back again this year, and as pretty as ever! This event is hugely popular in Dublin, so book so if you don’t want to miss out!

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5. Quirk Market, Parliament Street

This event takes place on the 19th December, only days ahead of Christmas. It’s a queer market for creators, artists, and entrepreneurs, and it aims to be a space where everyone can feel included and safe. The market will sell art and other products in an effort to support smaller businesses. If you’re looking for Christmas gifts you can’t get anywhere else, why not stop by Quirk on the 19th?

6. Remnants by Domino Whisker, Atelier Now

This Atelier Now event begins on Thursday and runs until the 4th December. The art gallery in Charlemont Square presents the Remnants exhibition by Domino Whisker. There’s no booking required, so wander on by spontaneously, or plan an evening out to see the Irish artist’s work.

7. Wonderlights, Malahide Castle

This Castle of Light event begins in Malahide Castle and Gardens this evening and it’s a must see in Dublin this winter. The 1.8km trail is stunning with the light displays and immersive projections all around. A truly magical evening for all. You can book tickets HERE.

8. Christmas At The Castle, Dublin Castle

We love a Christmas market, and this one at Dublin Castle is back for the holidays. There will be music, food, shopping, and a carousel to get into the festive spirit. You can book your free tickets HERE.

9. Dandelion Christmas Market, Stephen’s Green

And we’ve got another Christmas Market for you. Urban Markets is in The Well every Sunday between the 28th November and 19th December, from 12pm to 5pm. The ideal location to get started on your Christmas shopping.

What event are you most excited about?

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