Christmas in Dublin

Leopardstown Races Christmas Festival

From Tuesday 26th – Friday 29th December.   Soak up the unique atmosphere at the Festival with festivities, glamour and top class National Hunt Racing.   What a great way to spend a few hours.   You can take the Luas from St. Stephen’s Green to  Sandyford / Brewery Road.  The racecourse is only a short walk from the station however a complimentary shuttle bus service is available on race days.  Gates open each day at 10.15am and the 1st race is 12.20pm.

National Concert Hall

Plenty of great concerts on during December & here are just some events for both adults and children to enjoy :

  • Family Christmas  Concert:  The Nutcracker, Saturday 9th December
  • RTE NSO Christmas Gala, Thursday 14th December
  • Christmas Show featuring The Snowman Movie, 15th, 16th and 17th December
  • Carols for Christmas: New Dublin Voices, Thursday 8th and Monday 18th December
  • The Christmas Rat Pack, Monday 18th December
  • Carols by Candlelight, Friday 22nd December
  • The Glory of Christmas, Saturday 23rd December
  • RTE NSO New Year Celebration, Monday 1st January 

Pantomime / Christmas shows

  • Polly & The Beanstalk at The Olympia Theatre from Friday 15th December to Sunday 7th January.   
  • Sleeping Beauty at The Tivoli Theatre from Thursday 7th December to Sunday 14th January.  
  • Rapunzel Pantomime at The Gaiety Theatre from Sunday 26th November to Sunday 7th January.   
  • The Sound of Music at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from Tuesday 19th December to Saturday 6th January  
  • Annie – The Musical at National Concert Hall.   27th December to 3rd January 


New Years Festival Dublin  

New Years Festival Dublin  Dublin is one of the top 5 places to spend  New Year’s Eve.   There are many activities packed into this years 2 day festival.  #NYFDublin   

  • Liffey Lights Midnight Moment.   Family friendly matinee at 6.30pm and again from 11.30pm - Both events are free on Georges Quay on New Year’s Eve
  • 3Countdown Concert – Custom House on New Year’s Eve with @Kodaline, @Keywestofficial and @HudsonTaylorMusic 
  • New Year’s Day Celebration – Free family friendly at Custom House on New Year’s Day from 12noon to 4pm