Top 5 Things to Do in Dublin This Christmas:

By David Horner

Christmas Market in the Crypt of Christchurch Cathedral.  This will be the fourth year for this strange little Christmas market located in the atmospheric 12th century crypt of Christchurch Cathedral.  The market will operate on Saturdays (7th, 14th & 21st December) from 11.00 to 16.00hrs. The Crypt under the Cathedral is also filled with unusual artefacts from Dublin City.

Christchurch Cathedral St PAtrick's Christmas CD frontChristmas Carols at St. Patricks Cathedral. Sunday 22nd December at 15.15 hrs. NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS sung by the Cathedral Choir (Boys’ & Men’s voices). The Cathedral Choir invites you to join them on Sunday when they will perform Christmas Music. There will be a generous helping of popular Christmas carols for audience participation.  Admission is free

Dublin Docklands Christmas FestivalDublin Docklands Christmas Festival Market December 12 -23. Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 – 22:00:
Mulled wine and hot whiskies.  Turkish baklava, German sausage, traditional roasted chestnuts. This year’s Christmas Festival will take place around Georges Dock and its surrounding area (behind Dublin’s famous Custom House Building), where there will be a fantastic selection of Christmas Food, Craft Stalls, Victorian Fairground Rides, 1950’s air stream bar and performances on stage every night

Bord Bia Christmas Market at The CHQ building, Dublin, December 12-15 (Thurs-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm), admission free.  Bord Bia (The Irish Food Board)  They promote Irish artisan food, which is why they’ve invited more than 40 local producers to showcase their speciality produce  at this indoor market situated next to the Airtricity Docklands Christmas Market.

Georges Street Arcade MarketChristmas Shopping : Visit Powerscourt Townhouse & George’s Arcade: Open all year
Powerscourt Townhouse is a speciality shopping centre set in an elegant Georgian House centrally located just off Grafton Street.  The house was formally the home of Viscount Powerscourt and his wife Lady Amelia, . Nowadays the Powerscourt Townhouse Shopping Centre is home to fashion designers, craft jewellers, antiques shops and other unique speciality shops.  George’s Arcade is an enclosed Victorian redbrick market in Dublin City Centre, George’s Arcade is a must-stop shop for usual gifts and stocking fillers. With everything from coins to vintage clothes to records available at the market’s myriad stalls, this is one arcade you’ll be happy spend time and money.