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last updated: 2022-12-27
Family events this weekend

January and 2023 are just around the corner! To spend some quality time with your family, check out our event guide for the winter break: 

Explorer Workshops in IMMA - Sundays
Have some creative family time with our Explorer family art workshops. Children and grown-ups can explore selected artworks in the museum and make artworks together. This is an ideal opportunity to experience the historic building and expansive grounds of the museum.
Van Gogh Immersive Experience in Artane - until September
Have you ever dreamt of stepping into a painting? Now you can with this exhibition that has been touring since 2017 with +5,000,000 visitors! Get your tickets now!
Library events, workshops (various locations)
Puppet Show, Engineering Workshop, Slime Workshop, Lego Workshop and a lot more is happening in our libraries.
Hansel & Gretel in The Helix - 25 Nov - 15 Jan
We are delighted to announce that The Helix Panto, will return to our Theatre stage this year from November 25th. Oh yes it will!
Moving crib in Parnell Square - 24 Nov - 8 Jan
The Moving Crib has been a key feature of Christmas in Dublin for so long that parents and grandparents, who visited The Moving Crib as children, are now bringing their children and grandchildren to enjoy and re-live this amazing Christmas experience!
Wonderlights at Malahide Castle - 4 Nov - 3 Jan
Journey from the Irish Countryside, across the Northern Seas, through the Arctic Forests and discover the spectacular Northern Lights! ?
Phoenix Park Art Cart - Sundays
It is a chance for children to make art, colouring, etc. For more information please contact the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on 01-6770095 or at
Circus Gerbola in Howth Castle - 9 - 31 Dec
Circus Gerbola embarks on producing Ireland’s premium Christmas Circus alongside a Festive Fairground, Santa’s Post Office and Christmas Market. Santa’s Christmas Circus is not just a Circus – it’s a festive experience suitable for the whole family!
Funderland @RDS - 26 Dec - 15 Jan
Funderland is excited to return to the RDS Dublin from December 26th 2022. We are open from 12pm until 10pm daily with the exception that we close early on New Year’s Eve at 8pm.
Ice-skating in Blanchardstown - 18 Nov - 29 Jan
Ice Skating Blanchardstown opens on Friday, November 18th, 2022, and runs until Sunday, January 29th, 2023.
Swords on Ice - 19 Dec - 15 Jan
Swords on Ice is back for 2022!
Dundrum on Ice - 19 Dec - 29 Jan
Dundrum on Ice is back for 2022!
Tom Duffy's Circus in Tallaght - until 8 Jan
Ireland's favourite Circus will welcome families & friends of all ages back inside the spectacular Big Top once again, celebrating the first performances since March 2020.