Things to do this Christmas

Continuing on from last week, our Student Ambassadors take another look at what activities students can get up to in Dublin over the Christmas break.

1. “I Believe” Christmas Tree & Village

  • www.ibelieveinchristmas.ie/
  • Ireland’s first Winter Food, Drink, Craft and Horticulture Festival.
  • Location: Custom House Quarter, Dublin 1
  • Dates: Daily from now till 23rd December 2015
  • Entry: Free
  • Times:
    • i. Monday- Wednesday: 11am – 9pm
    • ii. Thursday-Friday: 11am – 10pm
    • iii. Saturday: 10am – 10pm
    • iv. Sunday: 10am – 9pm

2. Dundrum Ice Skating

  • www.dundrumonice.ie/opening-times-prices/
  • Location: Dundrum Shopping Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin
  • Dates: Daily from now till 31st January 2016 (closed on 25th December 2015)
  • Skating session begins on the hour
  • Bring: thick socks & gloves
  • Entry: €12 (First three sessions per day) / €14 (remaining sessions)
  • Times:
    • i. Monday-Friday: 3pm-9pm
    • ii. Saturday-Sunday: 10am-7pm

3. Blanchardstown Ice Skating

  • www.iceskating.ie/hours1
  • Location: Blanchardstown Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15,
  • Dates: Daily from now till 10th January 2016
    • i. closed on 25th December 2015
    • ii. closes at 5pm on 24th & 26th December 2015
  • Bring: thick socks & gloves
  • Entry: €10 for students on Mondays / €12-16 other times
  • Times:
    • i. Monday-Friday: 3pm-10pm
    • ii. Saturday-Sunday: 10:30am-10pm

4. A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

5. Dublin Flea Market Christmas Cracker 2015

  • www.dublinflea.ie
  • Dublin’s biggest indoor Christmas Market
  • Location: John Player factory building, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Dates: 11th-13th December
  • Entry: Free
  • Times:
    • i. Friday 12-7pm
    • ii. Saturday-Sunday 11-6pm

6. Live Animal Crib

  • www.dublinatchristmas.ie/whats-on-events/live-animal-crib-mansionhouse
  • This year marks the 21st anniversary of this traditional nativity scene. The IFA Live Animal Crib has been a joint venture between Dublin City Council and the Irish Farmers’ Association since 1995.
  • Location: Mansion House, Dublin 2
  • Dates: 8th-23rd December
  • Entry: free
  • Times: 11am-6pm

7. The Snowman

  • www.nch.ie/Online/The-Snowman-Dec-15
  • Location: Main Auditorium, The National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
  • Dates: 18th-20th December
  • Prices: €22
  • Times
    • i. Friday 2.30pm & 5pm,
    • ii. Saturday 12pm, 2.30pm, 5pm & 7pm
    • iii. Sunday 7pm

8. Diva Voces Annual Christmas Concert

9. Mornington Singers Christmas Concert

10. Maybe Bono?

  • Bono possibly MIGHT be singing! (He usually does this every year) Watch out for social media updates about him.
  • Location: Grafton Street
  • Date: 24th December
  • Entry: Free
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