Children’s Events

Location: Supermacs, O’ Connell Street, Dublin 1 Date: Sunday 15th December 2013 Time: 2pm-6pm Santa will be visiting Supermacs on O’ Connell Street on Sunday the 15th of December at 3pm. There will be a kids Party on the 3rd Floor with Christmas music, movies and games for all to play from 2pm onwards. So why […]

Date: December 2013- January 2014 Location: National Museum of Ireland- Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7, Ireland This exhibition looks at Neapolitan crib figures from the mid-nineteenth century and a Dutch sleigh, 1750. Main Reception, No Booking Required. Opening Hours Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm Sunday: 2pm – 5pm  

Daytime magic at Dublin Castle this Christmas The magic of the Nutcracker 30th November till December 22nd  Each Saturday and Sunday in December Dublin Castle invites you to enter the magical world of the Nutcracker.  Families can also explore the beautifully Nutcracker themed State Apartments of Dublin Castle where the characters from the beloved fairytale […]

Location: BLOCK T Showroom, 1-6 Haymarket, Smithfield, Dublin 7 Date: 7th-22nd  December Time: 11.30am-6.30pm (Late night opening until 8pm Thursdays)   Artists, designers and creative people with their wide range of unique, ‘arty’, creative gift ideas as well as Studio Members of BLOCK T with their creative products, ranging from artisan crafts to music records […]

Date: 19th December 2013 Location:  Bank of Ireland Forecourt, College Green, Dublin 2 Time: 10am-5pm   The ‘Designer Dublin’ Christmas Market opens for one day only,  on Thursday, December 19th. Up to thirty designers and craftspeople, all based in the capital, will be showcasing their work at the one day fair on Thursday, December 19th, at Bank […]

Location: The National Wax Museum, 4 Foster Place, Dublin 2 Date: 31st December-1st January Time: 12pm-5pm Website: www.waxmuseumplus.ie   On the 31st of December & the 1st of January the National Wax Museum PLUS will ring in 2014 with a New Years Family Party in the Grande Hall of Fame. There will be a kids disco, […]

Location:  The National  Wax Museum, 4 Foster Place,Temple Bar,Dublin 2 Website:  https://www.facebook.com/waxmuseumplus   Sleeping Santa Come this December, a certain bearded man in red will be busy in preparation for his global travels; Santa is having a well earned rest in Dublin’s National Wax Museum Plus. Santa is tucked up in his comfy cosy bed […]

Date: Saturday and Sunday, 30 November – 22 December 2013 / Craft Fair – 15 December 2013 Time: Choirs – 1:30 – 3:00pm / Craft Fair – 10:00am – 5:00pm Location: Upper Courtyard, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 / Craft Fair – Bedford Hall, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 www.dublincastle.ie Each Saturday and Sunday our Upper Courtyard is transformed into a […]

Date: Saturday and Sunday, 30 November – 22nd December 2013 Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm Location: Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 Cost: Adults – €4.50 / Seniors: €3.50 / Children: €2.00 / Families €10.00 (2 adults and 2 children) / Free entry to OPW heritage card holders www.dublincastle.ie Every Saturday and Sunday you can meet and have your photograph […]

Date: Saturday & Sunday, 30 November – 22 December 2013 Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm Location: Castle Hall, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 Cost: Free www.dublincastle.ie Each Saturday and Sunday in December, Dublin Castle invites you to enter the magical world of the Nutcracker. Drosselmeyer’s childrens’ magic show takes place on each Saturday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Children’s storytelling with Clara […]

Date: 13th – 22nd December 2013 Time: 12:00pm – close each day Location: Dame Court, Dublin 2 (behind Dame Street and parallel to George’s street) The Dame District Christmas Market is back for it’s third year! Funkier and better than ever! This Christmas Market in the city center has established itself as a fun and festive […]

Date & Time: Friday December 20th 3pm & 8pm / Saturday December 21st 3pm & 8pm / Sunday December 22nd at 3pm Location: The Powerscourt Theatre, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, 2nd Floor, 59 William St South, Dublin 2 Cost: €15 / €12 (Seniors/students) / Family Pass €45 (2 Adults, 2 Children) To book tickets visit the […]

Date: 5 December 2013 Time: 7:00pm, doors open at 6:30pm Location: St. Anne’s Church, Dawson Steet, Dublin 2 Cost: To book tickets call + 353 1 6788470 or go to their website. www.steeplesessions.com Steeple Sessions presents The Voice Squad A rare performance of Ireland’s best loved acapella singers performing traditional songs and Christmas carols at […]

Date & Times: Friday 27th December, 6pm / Saturday 28th December, 2pm & 6pm / Sunday 29th December, 2pm & 6pm / Monday 30th December, 2pm & 6pm / Thursday 2nd January, 2pm & 6pm / Friday 3rd January, 2pm & 6pm Location: The National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 Cost: €36, €32, €29, €20 (Choir Balcony) / Concessions: €32.40, €28.80, €26.10, €18 (Choir Balcony) […]

Date: 20 – 22 December 2013 Time: 2:30pm & 5:00pm on 20 December / 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm on 21 & 22 December 2013 Location: The National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 Cost: €20 / Child Ticket: €15 / 15% discount for groups of 10 or more / 20% discount for Friends of the National Concert Hall / Family Ticket (2 […]

Date: 30 November 2013 – 24 December 2013 Time: Opening hours Location: Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park Cost: Admission fee www.dublinzoo.ie Santa will be visiting Dublin Zoo throughout December. Bring your family along for some festive fun!

Date: November 2013 – 20 January 2014 Time: Opening hours Location: RDS, Anglesea Road Ballsbridge Cost: Adult:- Peak €14.00, Off Peak €12.00 / Child:- Peak €13.00, Off Peak €11.00 / Family of 3 :- Peak €40.00, Off Peak €30.00 / Family of 4 :- Peak €45.00, Off Peak €35.00 www.rds.ie iSkate is Ireland’s coolest ice skating event running until 13 January […]

Date: Saturdays and Sundays, 30 November 2013 – 29 December 2013 Time: 10.30am-4.30pm (Saturdays); 1-4.30pm (Sundays) Location: The Ark Theatre Cost: Free ark.ie Hang out with the stars in our Cosmic Corner basement space. Make your own 3D star or cosmic drawing, delve into our selection of books on astronomy or just relax and listen to […]

Date: Saturdays, 30 November 2013 – 21 December 2013 Time: 11:30am Location: The Ark Theatre Cost: €11/€8 ark.ie  Artist Orla Kelly will lead an adventure beyond the sky to the twinkling stars! Through storytelling and visual arts activities, our young explorers will examine the sun, moon and stars, and discover how these wonderful objects can be […]

Date: Saturdays, 30 November 2013 – 21 December 2013 Time: 2:30pm Location: The Ark Theatre Cost: €11/€8 ark.ie Planet earth is protected by atmospheric layers, each one with interesting secrets to tell and some beautiful paintings to tell them. Learn how artists through the ages have used paint to make pictures of weather systems, the northern […]

Date: Fridays, 29 November 2013 – 20 December 2013 Time: 10am (ages 2-3) & 11.30am (ages 3-4) Location: The Ark Theatre Cost: €11/€8 ark.ie Come on a musical adventure in our Cosmic Corner! Using a well-known favourite as a starting point, Eamon Sweeney will take tiny musicians on a twinkly, sparkly voyage through music and sound. To […]

Date & Times: Sat 30 Nov & Sun 1 Dec @ 2pm & 4pm / Sat 7 & Sun 8 Dec @ 2pm & 4pm / Sat 14 & Sun 15 Dec @ 2pm & 4pm / Sat 21 & 22 Dec @ 2pm & 4pm / Fri 27, Sat 28, Sun 29 Dec & Mon […]

Date: 14 September 2013 – 28 December 2013 Time: Saturdays 14 Sep – 28 Dec 10.30am-4.30pm, Sundays 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 Dec 1-4.30pm Cost: Free ark.ie Visit a weird and wonderful collection of animal sculptures in Bless the Beasts, our free autumn/winter exhibition. Learn about the techniques used to create the work and feel samples of the materials […]

Date: 1 – 31 December 2013 Time: During opening hours Location: Kildare Street, Dublin 2 Cost: Free www.museum.ie/event Challenge yourself to a holiday trail of winters past! Search for cryptic stone carvings, a Viking boat and ancient winter woollies that could keep you warm on frosty days. Find the ‘Winter Trail’ activity book in the […]

Date: December 1 to 31st Time: During opening hours www.museum.ie/events Discover some of the ways christmas has been celebrated in the past decades and centuries or have fun creating some origami Christmas decorations. The Activity Area is a drop-in area for families with young children, art materials provided.

Date: December 1st to December 31st Time: Opening Hours www.museum.ie/events See the Christmassy side of the Museum by taking the angel Trail or the 12 Dayts of Christmas Trail! Pick up your free Trail at the Museum’s Main Reception. Pencils provided, and please return for others to use. No booking required.

Date: 27 Nov 2013 – 18 Jan 2014 Location: Bord Gáis Theatre Cost: €25 – €65 Group offers 10+ €5 Off Top Three Price Bands Select Shows Only General concessions (senior, schools) and groups 10+ discount available on select performances. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. Experience this unforgettable, award-winning musical and […]

Date: 1 – 23 December 2013 Time: Opening hours Location: Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1 Cost: Children €10 (incl. gift) | Adult €2 (no gift) www.thesantaexperience.ie The Santa Experience is back for another fun, filled festive season! Come visit us in the Ilac Shopping Centre in Dublin for a magical journey through the Elves […]

Date: 25 November 2013 – 3 January 2014 Time: Call 01 874 5465 for specific times Location: Saint Martin’s Apostolate, 42 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 Cost: Free www.stmartin.ie The Moving Crib  in St. Martin Apostolate is still, for many people, one of the most charming asects of Christmas in Dublin City. It has fascinated generations of children from […]

Date: 12 – 23 December 2013 Time: 12:00 – 8:00pm Mon-Wed / 12:00 – 10:00pm Thurs-Fri / 10:00 am Sat-Sun Location: Georges Dock, IFSC, Dublin1. T: 01 496 9883 www.dublindocklandschristmasfestival.ie The Docklands Christmas festival makes a welcome return to the IFSC this December. The festival promises to have something for everyone. The Docklands Christmas festival […]

  The Christmas season kicks off on December 12th with the Cuban All Stars performing at 6:30 and continues with acts everyday until the finale on December 22nd with Ronan O Snodaigh performing at 5:30pm. Be sure to check out their list of events for fun things to do every day this holiday season! www.dublindocklandschristmasfestival.ie

Starring Alan Hughes as the lovable Sammy Sausages, Brian Dowling as Bridie the Mirror, Niamh Kavanagh as the Good Queen and Niall Sheehy, finalist in ITV’s Superstar, this is one Panto not to be missed! Buy tickets online here. Tickets:  €15 – €30.25 Showing from 11/12/12 – 13/01/13 Tivoli Theatre, 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8, Ireland. […]

Post your letter to Santa! Santa’s post boxes will be located beside two of Dublin City BID’s information kiosks on Grafton Street and North Earl Street, every day from 10am – 5pm from November 19th up until December 21st. Who knows – you may spot Santa or one of his elves collecting the letters… Please […]

Draiocht, in Blanchardstown will play host to the classic timeless tale of the beautiful Snow White whose life is threatened by her jealous step-mother. Snow White finds safe haven with 7 of the most loveable characters ever created: Doc, Happy, Grumpy, Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful and Dopey… until a mysterious old woman arrives with a poisoned […]

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