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Ice Skating Whether you are just starting out with ice skating or are a seasoned pro, Dundrum On Ice offers the highest quality seasonal ice skating experience in Dublin today. Book for individual sessions as an individual or small group. Groups Have fun on the ice this festive season alongside your colleagues from work or your club team mates by booking a Group Skating session. It’s an ideal Winter activity suitable for all ages and abilities. Contact our Box Office for more details. Tap to call Box Office (01-5242101) School Skate Schools from every corner of Ireland have been making the annual trip to Dundrum on Ice since 2010. A large proportion of our calendar is reserved for school groups. To learn more, tap to call our booking line. Tap to call Box Office (01-5242101)

Little Red Riding Hood by the Lambert Puppet Theatre Bewley’s Café Theatre, located in the former Oriental Room of the Grafton St Café, is Dublin’s foremost stage for lunchtime drama. See the link for various times

With all the wit, magic and fun that our audiences have come to expect from our hilarious panto, Robin Hood is the must-see panto of Christmas 2018. Starring some audience favourites and introducing stunning new talent, The Helix Panto always delivers the best family night out. The Helix Panto will run from Friday November 23rd until Sunday January 20th. The Helix and TheatreworX are once again delighted to announce that Temple Street Children’s University Hospital are our Charity Partner for this years run! Last year we managed to raise €12,000 for this wonderful cause and we hope to do it all over again. 100% of the proceeds from this show will go directly to Temple Street Childrens University Hospital. The Helix Panto was the first ever Pantomime to introduce a sensory performance. This has since become an incredibly important part of our Panto run: Adapted performances will take place on Tuesday 18th of December at 7pm which include no sudden noises or bangs, softer and brighter lighting, and music at a suitable level. There will be no flashing merchandise available in the venue during these times. Please see link for specific times and dates

Ice Skating has become part of an Irish Christmas. iSkate-on-Ice was introduced to the RDS in 2012 with huge success. iSkate-on-Ice is now located in Ring 4 at the RDS. Covering an area of 1000 Sq. metres. iSkate-on-Ice presented to you by Funderland – is Ireland’s only OUTDOOR ice skating rink –offering an unrivalled ice skating experience. Skating sessions are generally scheduled every 75 minutes, commencing at 10am until 7th January 2019 but please check our website for session times and availability as there is a maximum capacity permitted on the rink during each skating session. Groups in particular should contact our Agents by telephone (01) 6852439 to ensure they can be accommodated together on the rink. For Junior skaters, iSkate provides a kiddie rink for children from age 3 upwards with its balancing aids and double-bladed skates. iSkate-on-Ice at Winter Funderland will provide the ultimate outdoor ice skating experience this Christmas season. Ice Skates are included in the price and you are welcome to bring your own skates if you prefer. The Ice Rink can operate in almost all weather conditions. The Rink at the RDS is outdoor and skating sessions may be subject to cancellation due to inclement […]

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit film starring Will Ferrell, the award-winning Belfast Operatic Company bring you the story of Buddy the Elf!  Elf The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth and embark on a journey to New York City, where he hopes to find his family, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Featuring a score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, and book by Tony Award Winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), ELF is packed full of songs that will having you humming all through Christmas and enjoying a Sparkle-jolly-twinkle-jingley time. With mayhem, mischief and laughs a plenty, this fresh and funny holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

Santa returns to Croke Park this winter and tickets are now on sale for this unique family event at GAA Headquarters. Join staff of the GAA Museum for a traditional Christmas at Croke Park. This unique family experience includes a visit to the Elf Training Camp, a meet and greet with Santa in his grotto and a sneek peek pitchside! All children who visit Santa receive a present. Access to the GAA Museum and interactive games zone is included in the ticket price.

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to the Gaiety Panto!  The Gaiety Theatre has hosted the annual Christmas Panto each year since 1873.  Today, families come from far and wide to experience  the Gaiety Christmas Panto and for many it has become as much a family Christmas tradition as Santa himself! This year’s fabulous Gaiety Theatre pantomime is The Snow Queen

THE MOVING CRIB , DUBLIN’S OLDEST TREASURE! Yet again, one of Dublin’s oldest treasures, The Moving Crib at 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 will be opening its doors this Christmas Season from the 27th of November. This is its 62nd year captivating generations of families. Children and adults alike and best of all it’s FREE! It’s history and old world charm is unchanged and has led to many describing it as a wonderful hidden gem in Dublin City and a real Dublin Institution that will give you a warm glow for the true meaning of Christmas. The Moving Crib, the mention of which always evokes a smile and fond memories of Dublin in the ‘rare auld times’ is the only one of its kind built in Ireland (if not the world); it is a historical and entertaining experience. This Dublin landmark is as captivating today as it was when it first opened its doors in 1956 and admission is still FREE. Winding your way down to the basement of this stunning Georgian building, you are greeted with a montage of many historical / fun stories, including Noah’s Ark, The Wise Men and many more, its scenes, competitions, an illusion […]

Dreaming of a happier life, the beautiful Belle finds herself transported to a spell-bound castle held captive by a hideous beast. Can she see beyond the monster and fall in love with her captor before the last petal falls from the enchanted rose? Or will the Beast’s selfishness cost him the world he once knew and the hand of the girl that has melted his heart? You’ll love our traditional Christmas adventure, brought to you by a fabulous cast of larger than life characters in the intimate surrounding of the Belfast Waterfront Studio.

Bray Beach Boutique Christmas Market is back, at Jim Doyle’s pub on Bray Seafront, Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December, 12-5pm. There will be a generous selection of the very finest, hand-picked seasonal stalls showcasing local art, craft, fashion, food & more. Grab yourself a festive drink at the bar, and head upstairs and out to the beer garden to browse for the perfect Christmas gifts. Support local talent and join us to celebrate Christmas in beautiful Bray. Our boutique Christmas Market is free in, and all are welcome. Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December, 12-5pm.

Both Children and Adult size costumes available. Note: Santa Suits are included in your entry. We will have the “Real” Santa in his igloo down on the beach for all the children to visit. Any Children who officially entered and ran the race can visit him and get a free Christmas Present. Children who were only spectating can also visit him for a 5 euro fee and get a present as well. Distance: 5K or 10K Walkers, Runners & Children are welcome in both events Location: Clontarf, Dublin Run will take place on the beach on North Bull Island, starts at 12pm, on Sunday the 2nd December. Timing: Chip timing will be provided by the Multisports.ie Event Management Team. Santa Suits: Suits are included in your entry fee and must be worn. Anyone finishing the race who is not in Santa costume will not be eligible for prizes or medals. Race Expo – Number and Santa Suit Collection: All entrants can collect their Santa Suits and Goody bags at the Race Expo: Saturday 1st: 12pm – 5pm At the Cyclesuperstore in Tallaght. Due to the size and bulk of the Santa Suits we will not be able to carry them […]

Everyone’s favourite Panto is back with Snow White & The Adventures of Sammy Sausages and Buffy. “The charm of this panto is lost on nobody. […] Alan Hughes as Sammy Sausages draws the kids into this colouring-book world  and Rob Murphy as Buffy is a force of nature” Irish Times

Neil McGarry’s award-winning one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has been inspiring audiences across the northeast United States for the past five years. Directed by Ross MacDonald and created under the auspices of The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company, the production makes its European debut at the Smock Alley Theatre before moving on to London, the Tea House Theatre; Switzerland, The Safe in Basel & Theater Uptown in Geneva; Czech Republic, Prague Shakespeare Company, Prgaue; and Italy, the Michael Pacher Haus, Bruneck.

Gifted-The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair. Hundreds of makers, designers and artisan food producers. Thousands of unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else. One fabulous event. We would like to invite you to join us at Gifted-The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair featuring The Spectacular Christmas Food Emporium. For over 30 years we have been welcoming visitors to The National Crafts & Design Fair and we have worked with thousands of creative craftworkers and skilled food producers over the years. The new name is our tribute to these talented makers. On Wednesday 5th December there is a special 10% discount on all purchases at the Fair. So, come and join us in the RDS from the 5th-9th December for Ireland’s premier celebration of craft and design. Be inspired, be amazed-be Gifted!   Adults: €12 OAPs: €10 Children under 16 accompanied by a parent or legal guardian: Free (this does not apply to school groups).

The Dublin Flea Christmas Market is a free-to-enter, family-friendly event with a festive feel. This year, back trading indoors at the Point Square, we are delighted to announce the market is being hosted over not one, but TWO long weekends (Thursday to Sunday): 6th – 9th December & 13th-16th December. With an entirely different selection of stalls on each weekend the market will be showcasing 280 Irish creative businesses in total this year. As a social enterprise we are delighted to partner with LEO Dublin City and Dublin City Council. Our aim for the market is to be an accessible platform to market for up-and-coming independent Irish businesses. Not only will shoppers find the best selection of quality antique, vintage and retro collectables, side-by-side with some of the countries most exciting up and coming designers, crafts people and entrepreneurs; they will be directly supporting independent Irish based businesses. Last year we welcomed over 35,000 visitors over four days, with an estimated spend of €1.75m. The market is a highly curated, (this year we received over 500 applications) and no two stalls are alike with no mass produced manufactured goods are on sale. If you want the pick of the pile […]

A tale as old as time, featuring a host of well-loved characters and lovable crockery! Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle and the dreaded Beast in his lonely castle. Belle is beautiful, the Beast is – ahem – beastly and Gaston is still totally in love, with himself! A story of friendship and love, mixing magic and adventure with spectacular song and dance routines and special effects to entertain all the family! Written and directed by Geoff O’Keeffe Running from Friday 7th December up to Sunday 7th January School performances weekday mornings. (for school and group bookings please contact helen@milltheatre.ie or call us on 012969340) Weekends and over the holidays at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm

Sorcha Furlong (Orla, Fair City) as the Evil Baroness. Enya Martin (Giz a Laugh, YouTube sensation) as the InstaFairy Morgan Crowley (West End Star) as Dame Dottie. Ciara Murphy as Jill Cormac O’ Broin as Jack Introducting Dean Mulraney as the Giant The Civic are excited and proud to present ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’. Dublin’s most hilarious panto, will feature an all-star cast. This magical giant of a panto is a spectacular treat for all ages. Produced & directed by Rob Murphy (Cheerios Panto/ Civic Theatre Summer Camp). Wednesday 12th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Thursday 13th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Friday 14th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Saturday 15th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Sunday 16th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Monday 17th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm UNAVAILABLE Tuesday 18th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE 6:30pm Wednesday 19th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Thursday 20th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Friday 21st December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Sat 22nd December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Sun 23rd December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Wed 26th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Thurs 27th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Fri 28th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Sat 29th […]

Skate at the home of the Stena Line Belfast Giants. Enjoy our site-wide pass this Winter and have lots of family fun! Prices: Standard Skate (inc Skate Hire): £8.00 Standard Own Skate (ex Skate Hire): £7.50 Under 5’s (inc Skate Hire): £4.00 Groups 10+ on Standard Skate Ticket: £5.50 each Family Ticket (2A & 2C or 1A & 3C) Children under 12: £25.50 Skating aids (Bobby Seals) will be available for children from the skate desk at £2 per 30 minutes – height restrictions apply. Lockers are available at £1 per use Site Pass – Skating, W5 and Giant’s Game: £59.00 Each ice skating session will last 1 hour and 30 minutes except for those sessions on Belfast Giant’s game days (22nd, 28th, 29th & 30th Dec). These sessions will be 2 hours. Site Pass consisting of Ice Skating, a visit to W5 AND a Belfast Giants game – You will be required to pick your Belfast Giant’s game upon booking (22nd, 28th, 29th or 30th Dec). Flexi tickets for ice skating will be valid on these days. You will also be issued flexi tickets for W5 so you can attend on another day. A flexi ticket can only be […]

A romantic Christmas special. “Christmas Crooners” is jam packed with festive favourites including the Christmas hits of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Ol’ Blue Eyes himself- Frank Sinatra. Once again this year, we have our beautiful Christmas “belle” singing her favourite Christmas songs, including Santa Baby, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Rocking Around The Christmas Tree and many more. This fantastic cast of West-End Singers, are backed by the superb and talented swing band: The Jazz- All-Stars and they perform over 30 well known Christmas hits. Staged in the warm and delightful style of the famous Andy Williams Christmas Shows, this brilliant production comes complete with Christmas Trees, a Rocking Chair and of course a lovely warm fireplace; just right for roasting those chestnuts and toasting the season! Guaranteed to get you in the festive mood.

Join us for an unforgettable Christmas experience with Santa’s Grotto at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum! Begin your magical journey in the atmospheric vaults of The CHQ Building in Dublin’s City Centre. Your family will be welcomed by Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elves before meeting Santa in his magical grotto. You can find our FAQs listed at the bottom of the page. What’s included Visit Santa in his magical grotto and receive a special gift Help Mrs. Claus create her world famous recipe of reindeer food and take home your very own pouch to feed the reindeers on Christmas Eve Write and post your letter to Santa Visit our award winning interactive museum Take part in our Discovery Trail map to find out intriguing Christmas facts from around the world. Under 12 months: FREE Age 1-3: €8.50 Age 4-12: €12.50 Adult: €15 Senior: €13

Bosco is Bosco. not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky,lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-yearold who lives in a box and who loves nothing more than to just be Bosco and meet all the boys and girls. After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you’ll see whyBosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation. Enjoy the story of Cinderella through this completely interactive live experience in celebration of Bosco’s 40th anniversary. Paula Lambert has been travelling the country for the last 40years, in the early years with her father Eugene Lambert andtheir many beloved characters from RTE, bringing Puppet Theatre to the children of Ireland for the first time. Eugene was founder of Ireland’s first and only Puppet theatre,Paula now tours with third generation puppeteer Johnny Lambert.

It’s that time of year. Dublin City is rammed, there are fewer choccies left in your advent calendar, and you’ve already lost your granny twice in Arnotts. But, this Christmas, the Liberty Hall Theatre has got its tinsel back. Yep, there’s a panto coming to the Liberty Hall Theatre Dublin 2018. It’s ‘Cinderella’. Praise be to Santa! ​Pantomime factory Tempus Productions has splashed out. Their production pulls out all the stops, boasting a star-studded cast this year including John Lovett (Red Rock, The Tudors & Panto Dame extraordinaire) And Eric Lalor (Comedian & Fair City Bad Guy) But is this a triumphant return to the North-side of the Liffey to ​one of the best venues in town? You’ll have to wait and see. Join us this year to see if poor old Cinders will get to the ball. That’s if her two ugly stepsisters Whitney & Britney ​are not up to their usual tricks. But, with the help of her faithful friend Buttons and the Magical Fairy G, it can only be fantastic. ​ What more could a panto ask for I hear you say? Well get your tickets soon for the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes to find out! […]

On Thursday 20th December St Francis Xavier’s Church on Gardiner Street will swing to the sounds of a festive celebration like no other! Hosted by the renowned Gardiner Street Gospel Choir in collaboration with the Gardiner Street Junior Gospel Choir and some very special guests, attendees will be treated to THE ultimate toe-tapping, sing-along Christmas celebration of the year. As always the GSGC will bring their own unique and uplifting gospel style to all your festive favourites, aided by the talented Gardiner Street Junior Gospel Choir (featuring Larkin Community College and Gardiner Street Primary School) and the Polish Christmas Ensemble (featuring members of the National Symphony Orchestra). It promises to be an eclectic mix of soulful tunes and your favourite carols for young and old alike. And YES, there will be Christmas cake and other tasty homemade treats to ensure everyone goes home merry and bright! Donations on the night go to the very worthy Peter McVerry Trust working tirelessly since 2005 to bring an end to homelessness in Ireland. Tickets €12/10; under 12’s GO FREE but must have a valid ticket. No refunds. Doors 7.30pm, starts at 8pm sharp. Last year was a total sell-out so book now to […]

Pat Egan and Spotlight Productions are delighted to announce the funniest, most magical Panto in Ireland, returns to the Olympia Theatre this Christmas! With an ALL STAR CAST along with the talented dancers and performers from Spotlight, be prepared to be entertained & dazzled this Christmas! Running from Friday 21st December until Sunday 6th January, matinee & evening shows most days (full list of performances & times below) Please note, there is no show on 24th & 25th December. Preview show on Friday 21st December, at a reduced price. Individual tickets priced from €26 and family tickets priced from €84 including booking fee & €1 restoration levy are on sale Friday 20th April at 9am via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330. Friday 21st December 2018 – Preview Show – Doors 2:00pm / Show 3:00pm Friday 21st December 2018 – Opening Show – Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm Saturday 22nd December 2018 – Doors 1:00pm / Show 2:00pm Saturday 22nd December 2018 – Doors 5:30pm / Show 6:30pm Sunday 23rd December 2018 – Doors 1:00pm / Show 2:00pm Sunday 23rd […]

Join us for a heart-warming Christmas spectacle with fun and fanfares from our Christmas Orchestra. Theatre Lovett will bring us some of our favourite things… parading Nutcrackers, a little match girl to lighten our hearts, classic Christmas songs and festive dance. Plus Santa Claus of course and loads of laughs for all the family.

Either pay the Admission price and then pay for the individual Attractions you want to experience OR buy one of our All Inclusive POP (Pay-One-Price) Ride  Wristbands. You must choose one of these two options.Our POP Wristbands are based on an individual’s height rather than their age. This is due to the various height restrictions imposed by the suppliers and manufacturers of fairground attractions for reasons of safety.Our POP Wristbands cannot be posted to you as they require an expiry time to be printed on them upon collection. You might wish to consider using our Gift Voucher option if you are not sure what date you wish to attend!.Regular POP Wristbands are strictly for people over 1.22 meters in height (Note- for your safety, a few attractions require that you exceed 1.4 meters in height). Junior POP Wristbands are strictly for people under 1.2 meters in height (Note – if booked online, customers will be required to pay the price difference if persons are over 1.2 meters on collection of their POP Wristbands at the venue).Family POP Wristbands are strictly limited to Parents with Children – either 2 Adults with 2 Children or 1 Adult and 3 Children. Children can […]

Now in its seventh year, New Year’s Festival Dublin (NYF Dublin) brings you a new and exciting programme of events to ring in 2019. Dublin City will light up with imagination and wonder with 3 spectacular events on 31 December 2018. Gather in the heart of Dublin with family and friends, as the iconic Custom House becomes the centre for NYF Dublin’s Countdown this year. Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinee Date: 31st December Place: Custom House Quay and George’s Quay Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm FREE This is a FREE event but tickets will need to be booked in advance. Booking details will be announced on www.nyfdublin.com at the end of November. Families and friends of all ages can celebrate the New Year together at the highly anticipated Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinee. Watch in delight and amazement as laser lights and aqua beams dance through the sky as you count down to the New Year together. Matinee – Countdown to Midnight Moment Performance: This is free ticketed event from 6.00pm – 7.00pm Countdown Concert Date: 31st December Place: Custom House Quay Time: 8.00pm Over 18 Event Prepare yourself for a New Year’s Eve night to remember as platinum selling artist […]