No wonder that Dublin is getting more and more Christmassy, as Friday is the 1st of December after all! (Crazy, isn't it?) However, I hope this list is not too overwhelming and you will be able to choose what to do at the weekend... It won't be easy I guess!
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
Swords on Ice - from 24 Nov
Santa at Nutgrove SC - 24 Nov - 24 Dec (weekends)
Santa Experience at The ILAC - 24 Nov - 23 Dec
The North Pole Experience at The Royal Liver Retail Park - 25 Nov - 23 Dec
Santa Experience at Croke Park - 25 Nov - 23 Dec
Butlers Chocolate Experience Christmas - 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
Moving Crib at Parnell Square - 28 Nov - 8 Jan
Winter Craft Fair in the National Print Museum - 1 - 3 Dec
Malahide Castle Christmas Experience - 1 - 23 Dec
Tracks in the Snow in The Ark - 1 - 30 Dec
Terenure Christmas Festival and Bumper Market in Terenure Car Park - 2 Dec
Santa's Arrival at Citywest - 2 Dec
Children's Event: Eco Crafts in the Botanic Gardens - 2 Dec
Light Up Rathcoole! in Main street - 2 Dec
Light Up Rathcoole, Community Event.. enjoy switching on the village Christmas lights, Music and entertainment and see Santa arrive by Sleigh accompanied by Mary Claus and some little elves!
Free Outdoor Lantern Spectacle from IT Tallaght to Rua Red - 2 Dec
Christmas Activity Morning at Bray Library - 2 Dec
Join us for a morning of Christmassy fun in the library with storytime at 10.30am followed by a festive craft session at 11am. This event is suitable for over 5's with booking essential. Please contact staff on 01-2862600 to reserve a place.
Jingle Bells 5k and family fun run in Phoenix Park - 2 Dec
Jack and the Beanstalk in Lambert Puppet Theatre - 2 & 3 Dec
Santa Train at Rathwood - 2 & 3 Dec
Christmas at Farmleigh - 2 - 16 Dec
Christmas at Phoenix Park Visitor Centre - 2 - 17 Dec
Christmas on the Green in Ballyfermot - 2 Dec
Christmas Lights Switch On in Lucan Village Green - 3 Dec
Lucan Festival committee in association with the South Dublin County Council would like to invite you to join us for a fun filled afternoon in lucan village. Invite your family and friends.
Friends of the Gallery Screening: The Muppet Christmas Carol in the National Gallery - 3 Dec
RETNS Christmas Fair at Rathfarnham Educate Together - 3 Dec
Open to the whole community, this is our inaugural RETNS Craft Fair and we're pretty excited about this new addition to our school calendar! We are delighted to have some fantastic artists and crafters from the local area and will have fun activities for all the family on the day. Kids' Magician & Karaoke, Bake Sale & BBQ, Hair Braiding & Facepainting, Tea/Coffee & Sweet Stalls, Lucky Dip & Outdoor Games, Raffle & Bottle Stall, Make your own Gingerbread Man, and more...
Christmas Open Day: Go on a Medieval Pilgrimage with Claiomh in the National Museum of Ireland (Archaeology) - 3 Dec
Donnybrook Christmas Tree Ceremony at Donnybrook Plaza - 3 Dec
Santa Dash Dublin 2017 in North Bull Island - 3 Dec
Drop-in Family Session in the National Gallery - 3 Dec
Coca Cola Christmas Truck at Liffey Valley SC - 3 Dec
Make an X-Mas Wreath Workshop in Bushy Park and Corkagh Park - 3 Dec
Sunday Sketching at Hugh Lane Gallery - 3 Dec
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+.