Are you dreaming of cosy nights in, thousands of twinkling lights and finding your feet on a real ice rink? Dublin has a little of everything you fancy and if you’re lucky enough to be visiting in November and December, everything has a little more sparkle. The never-ending list of things to do in Dublin just got a little longer with Panto, Christmas markets and lots of festive fun to look forward to. Before you start planning the perfect festive break, book the perfect accommodation in Dublin. PREMIER SUITES Sandyford offer comfortable, convenient serviced apartment accommodation a short Luas ride from the city centre, perfect for families, friends and couples.
Christmas Shopping in Dublin
It wouldn’t be a festive break without a little retail therapy! Dublin is a mecca for shoppers all year round but it’s extra special at Christmas. Enjoy the decorations and carollers in the city centre while you shop in some of the premier department stores in Ireland. Brown Thomas and Arnotts have you covered for luxury shopping while you’ll find high-street favourites nearby on Henry Street. Closer to home, Dundrum Town Centre is the largest shopping complex in Ireland with over 150 stores to choose from. They also have a cinema, a play centre and plenty of cafes and restaurants to refuel.
Christmas shopping is extra special in Dublin Castles Christmas Market in the centre of the city. With a focus on local and independent traders, it’s the ideal place to start – or finish – your Christmas shopping. You usually need to book tickets for the market and dates for 2023 are TBC so keep an eye on their social media for more info.
Panto in Dublin
Panto is a Christmas tradition that stretches back generations. We’re spoiled for choice in Dublin with a huge range of pantos to choose from, from community theatre to large-scale productions. It’s an event for the whole family to enjoy with themes aimed at kids with plenty of jokes that go way above their little heads for grown-ups! Pantos in Dublin this year include:
- Rapunzel in Liberty Hall from December 18th to 31st
- Cinderella in Gaiety Theatre from November 26th to January 7th
- Treasure Island in The Helix from November 24th to January 14th
- Sammy Buffy and the Beanstalk at the National Stadium from December 12th to January 7th
- Sleeping Beauty at dlr Mill Theatre from December 7th to January 7th
- Olly, Polly and the Magic Lamp, 3Olympia Theatre from December 20th to January 7th
Ice Skating at Dundrum
One of the highlights of the Christmas season is ice skating in Dundrum. From our serviced apartments in Sandyford, it’s a short Luas ride to Dundrum to this exciting family-friendly event. The rink is made of real ice and is fully covered so it’s suitable for all weather, just wrap up well! The little ones can also visit Santa at his workshop and tell him what’s on their wish list this year. Finish off your hour of skating with a visit to one of the dozens of places to eat and drink in Dundrum, or a trip to the cinema. Tickets must be booked in advance and it’s a guaranteed great time for family and friends who want to practise their pirouette.
Christmas in Airfield
Every year, Airfield puts on the most magnificent winter display and 2023 is no different. This year, experience the Winter Wonderland Trail and other festive activities, creating memories, learning new skills and finding a more sustainable way of celebrating. As well as this beautiful illuminated trail Airfield has sustainable food workshops, craft and floristry events and cooking classes. More details are to follow but if previous years are anything to go by we recommend booking your spaces as soon as possible for a magical afternoon for all ages.
Accommodation in Dublin
Before you add to your festive to-do list, first book the best possible accommodation in Dublin for you, your family and friends. PREMIER SUITES Sandyford are ideally located a short distance from Dundrum and the city centre so you can enjoy as much or as little festivities as you like with a guaranteed peaceful night’s sleep after. We believe Christmas is Better when Families are Together and our family package is ideal to spend quality time together. Our two-bedroom suites have enough room for the entire family, and you’ll have all the comforts of home, including a fully equipped kitchen, heavenly beds and cosy living spaces. We’ll even throw in a treat for the little ones.
Book our special offers exclusively on our website. We look forward to welcoming you for a Christmas break to Dublin that you won’t forget.