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Enjoy The Festive Season In Dublin

Have you ever been to Dublin in December? The city looks very different depending on the time of year you visit and despite the cold, December is the most magical. The streets fill with busy shoppers, the air is filled with Christmas carols and the sky is illuminated with millions of twinkling lights. PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments offer comfortable, flexible accommodation in Dublin for couples, groups and families this festive season so book soon to avoid disappointment. Here are some of our favourite things to do in Dublin during December.

Christmas Lights

One of the most exciting and special things about Christmas in Dublin is the decorations. Every street has something unique from huge Christmas trees to very special shop window displays. Aside from being a fantastic place for Christmas shopping, Grafton Street has one of the most magical collections of lights from the overhead fairy lights to the gigantic tree close to Stephens Green Park. Brown Thomas, one of the country’s premier luxury department stores has the most anticipated window displays in all of Ireland. Close by, Dublin Winter Lights illuminates Merrion Square, transforming the historic park into a magical winter walkway with lights, projections and live performances. Grab a festive hot chocolate from Butlers at the top of Grafton Street and stroll around enjoying the lights.


It wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to the panto & we’re truly spoiled for choice in Dublin with pantos of all shapes and sizes to choose from. Pantos are a pastime enjoyed by families and groups of friends every year and the highlight of Christmas for many. Dublin’s pantos are held to a very high standard with costumes, shows, choreography, scripts and sets to rival Broadway! Some of this year’s pantos are;

    • The Jungle Book in The Gaiety Theatre

    • Hansel & Gretel in The Helix Dublin

    • Aladdin in Liberty Hall Theatre

    • Snow White at the National Stadium

    • Little Red Riding Hood at dlr Mill Theatre

    • Olly, Polly and the Beanstalk, 3Olympia Theatre

    • Sleeping Beauty at The Civic Theatre, Tallaght

And many more!

Christmas Shopping

Whether you’re trying to fill that space under the Christmas tree or scrambling for something nice to wear to your Christmas party, Dublin has everything you need for Christmas shopping. Grafton Street is your go-to for high-end, luxury brands and bargain hunters can walk to Henry Street to keep up with all the latest trends and high-street names. There are multiple shopping centres in the city with stocking fillers for all ages and budgets. Keep an eye out for unique shops and boutiques down side streets and in more unusual spots like Georges Arcade to grab something you won’t find on the high street. There are Christmas markets planned in Dublin Castle, Smithfield and in many local community halls. We did say the possibilities are endless!

Ice Skating in Dublin

While the city centre doesn’t have a rink this year, our serviced apartment in Dublin has one relatively close by. As well as being the largest shopping centre in Ireland, Dundrum on Ice returns to Dundrum town centre this year and promises to be a great day out for all the family. Book tickets on their website and prepare yourself for an hour of laughs! They also have a wide selection of restaurants and a multi-screen cinema so you can make a day of it.

Christmas Parties in Dublin

After a couple of years of toned-down celebrations, we are delighted to see the return of so many in-person Christmas parties. Dublin is a great spot for a festive get-together no matter what your taste or budget. You can get active with paintballing, go karting or obstacle courses, put your brain to the test with VR or escape rooms or just enjoy a fancy meal and drinks in one of the many gourmet and Michelin-starred restaurants in the city. You can take it easy with a pint in Temple Bar or plan a wild night out in a late bar or nightclub. If you live too far away to commute to your Christmas party, our serviced apartments in Dublin are an ideal space to get ready or sleep it off afterwards.

Dublin is busy around Christmas which means accommodation fills up fast. Book the best available rates and special offers for our serviced apartments in Dublin exclusively on our website while we still have space.


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