Winter is here, and so are Dublin’s Christmas markets! Wherever you are, be sure not to miss the festivities going on during this holiday season.
There are many Christmas markets popping up all over Dublin now that Halloween is over. It is officially time to get your Christmas hats on and start playing your favourite Michael Buble album. This week, to help you prepare for the winter holiday, here are a couple of Christmas markets you should definitely visit.
Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market
November is never too early to start thinking about Christmas, and if you love Christmas and can’t wait for it to be here, then venture to the south of Dublin to Dun Laoghaire, where you will find an array of wooden chalets adorned in fairy lights and Christmas decorations, accompanied by Christmas carols and festive music.
This year, Santa will be switching on the Christmas lights and you can join him as the sky illuminates with a spectacular fireworks display. Sip on a warm cup of hot chocolate and take a walk around the little village of chalets, each hosting a unique gift idea or festive snack for you to indulge upon.
From Saturday November 18th to Saturday December 23rd, enjoy the delicacies that Dun Laoghaire Christmas market has to offer; from handmade candles to delicious gingerbread men, there’s definitely something for everyone to enjoy.
Raheny Christmas Market
Christmas has arrived in Raheny and if you happen to be on the north side of Dublin, this historic little town is hosting a beautiful selection of Christmas markets too.
Raheny Christmas Market brings an authentic atmosphere, with their decorative Christmas trees and their carol singers, there’s a definite excitement in the lead up to Christmas and this year, the All Star Dublin Marching Band will be putting on a performance for all to see, bringing your favourite festive tunes to life.
With an abundance of stalls, check out their mulled wine, guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit. Raheny Christmas lights are set to be turned on on Sunday November 22nd, where the market will be glistening and filled with the warming scents of festive foods, giving off a traditional vibe, the perfect day out for you and your friends and family.