Events for the weekend (25&26 Nov)


Dundrum on Ice - 27 Oct - 14 Jan



Ice skating in Blanchardstown - 10 Nov - 21 Jan



South Dublin on Ice at Tallaght Stadium - 17 Nov - 14 Jan



Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival - 18 Nov - 23 Dec



Santa at Arnotts - 20 Nov - 24 Dec



The Jonathan Swift Festival (various locations) - 23 - 26 Nov



Swords on Ice - from 24 Nov



Santa arrives to Nutgrove SC - 24 Nov



Santa Experience at The ILAC - from 24 Nov 



Fighting Words Family Workshop in St Patrick's Cathedral - 25 Nov



Merrion Square Christmas Market - 25 Nov


Christmas Craft Market with Irish Artisans On The Square, takes place in Number 45, the Irish Architectural Archive where fans of Irish craft and design can pick up some extra special, high quality gifts. 25 of Ireland’s leading contemporary designers and makers will showcase their wonderful works.


Christmas Tree Lighting in Harold's Cross Park - 25 Nov



Author Event: Galactic Adventure for the Next Generation in the National Gallery - 25 Nov


The Gallery Shop is pleased to welcome aeronautical engineer and author Norah Patten on Saturday 25 November. Norah has developed Planet Zebunar: Galactic adventure for the next generation, a new science kit for children, with an interactive storybook, 3D comic, and app, and will be dropping in to the shop at 11am (in her spacesuit!) to talk all about it and to introduce one of her characters, Astro Granny!


Children's Event (Eco Crafts) in the Botanic Gardens - 25 Nov



The North Pole Experience at The Royal Liver Retail Park - 25 Nov - 23 Dec



Santa Experience at Croke Park - 25 Nov - 23 Dec



Santa's Grotto at St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre - 25 Nov - 23 Dec



Christmas at Lullymore Heritage Park - 25 Nov - 23 Dec



Christmas on the Square Drop-in Activity in the National Museum of Ireland (Natural History) - 25 Nov


Pop in for a pencil and complete our Winter Activity Trail - ‘Do Not Disturb’ to celebrate Christmas on Merrion Square at the Dead Zoo. No booking required.


Jack and the Beanstalk in Lambert Puppet Theatre - 25 & 26 Nov



Santa Train at Rathwood - 25 & 26 Nov



Christmas Craft Fair at St Enda's Park - 25 & 26 Nov



Butlers Chocolate Experience Christmas - 25 Nov - 23 Dec



Drop-in Family Session in the National Gallery - 26 Nov


Join us for a free art-making workshop where children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects.


Family Yoga Dundrum - 26 Nov


Join us for this fun filled, active class for all the family 3 yrs up. Adventures and story telling through yoga poses, followed by a little mindful connecting before ending with a snuggly relaxation time. No yoga experience needed, just a sense of fun! Aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, grannies and grandads all welcome to chill out and bond as a family. Class must be booked in advance. 


Smithfield Christmas Market Turning on the Lights - 26 Nov



Bray Beach Winter Market - 26 Nov




Sunday Sketching at Hugh Lane Gallery - 26 Nov


During these free sketching workshops for families we invite you to explore and respond together to our collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing. Bring your own sketchbook along or avail of the drawing materials provided. No booking required, although numbers may be limited. Suited for ages 6+.


Have Fun!