Après Dublin

Felt Oktoberfest was too short-lived? Well here is the Christmas replacement.

George’s Dock will turn into a custom built ski lodge, home to an in-house DJ and band with snow machines and lots of festive activities. Ideal for Christmas parties, this is the first year Après is coming to Dublin and hopefully not the last. Food is served until 9:30 and it is strictly over 21s.


The Gaiety Panto

Nothing says Christmas like the Gaiety Panto. This year we will see their take on Rapunzel and no matter what your age, nobody is too old for the Christmas Panto! * He’s behind you!*

It runs from the 26th November- 7th January and tickets are €19.50 including booking fee.


Ice skating

Ice skating returns to a number of locations this year including Dundrum, Swords and Blanchardstown. A guaranteed fun day out and a barrel of laughs, ice skating is a must this festive season.

Tip: In Blanchardstown, there is a student night every Wednesday where students get the chance to skate for €11 per person.


Temple Bar food markets

The food markets in Temple Bar are brilliant anytime of the year, however the food here at Christmas is extra special and is well worth the visit. The smells lingering around and looking at all the handcrafted, unique potential gift ideas are an ideal day to spend a Sunday.


Balfes Brunch

‘Tis the season to be social’ and all that. A regular spot on most ‘Instagrammers’ brunch list year round, however Balfes have launched a new winter menu that is more than magical. There is no better place to feel festive than the Westbury.


By Tess O’Connor

Image credit: Apres Dublin