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12 days out of Christmas


parkbytext’s 12 days (out) of Christmas!

We’ve compiled a list of 12 great days out for both you and the family this Christmas period.



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Dublin Events


1. The Helix Panto – Beauty & The Beast
24th Nov. to 21st Jan.


The Helix Christmas Panto – enough said! For more info, click here.
For a full list of Christmas Pantos taking place across the country click here.


2.  Santa Claus at Croke Park
Weekends from 25th Nov. to 23rd Dec.


Visit Santa’s Grotto, the Elves’ Living Quarters, the Toy Factory and the GAA Museum at the Santa Experience in Croke Park! This must be every young player’s dream. Click here for more info.


3. Winter Funderland
14th Dec. to 14th Jan.


Funderland is celebrating over 40 years at the RDS. A part of Christmas 2016 in Dublin, it has been said that Funderland is an annual appointment for thousands of families. Iskate On Ice offers and Authentic and unique Ice skating experience with Irelands largest outdoor Ice Rink. I know we won’t be missing it and if you want to go aswell click here for more information.


4. Gloria DLGC – A Glorious Christmas 2017
15th Dec.


Gloria, Dublin’s Lesbian and Gay Choir returns to St. Patrik’s Cathedral for their usual mix of yuletide favourites! For more information, click here.


5. The Snowman
16th and 17th Dec.


Experience the magic of the remarkable friendship between James and his snowman and delight in this holiday tradition, with the National concert Hall live Orchestra! For more information, click here.


6. NYF Dublin
31st Dec. to 1st Jan


They countdown has already begun for these guys! There will be 2 days of packed events and celebrations to mark the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018. For more details, click here.


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National Events


7. The Belfast Christmas Market
18th Nov. to 23rd Dec.


The Belfast Christmas Market returns to Belfast City Hall and with even more variety for all Christmas Market lovers, the city is expecting this year’s market to be the best yet! Expect to find an exciting selection of hand-painted pottery, continental food, decorations, and a wide range of festive arts and crafts from across Europe and beyond. For more information, click here.


8. The Galway Christmas Markets
21st Nov. to 22nd Dec.


The Galway Christmas Markets is Ireland’s largest and longest running festive market. Square is once again at the heart of festivities, with more markets at the Spanish Arch.  Expect wooden chalets brimming with crafts, toys, jewellery, cosmetics, decorations and plenty of stocking fillers. For the foodie’s tuck into a bratwurst, taste a selection of French pastries or pretzels with the tempting scents wafting through the Christmas village. For more information, click here.


9.  Winter Wonderland at Westport House
25th Nov. to 23rd Dec.


Westport House opens their doors this Christmas to bring festive cheer and excitement to the whole family! For more information, click here.


10. Waterford Winterval
27th Nov. to 23rd Dec.


There’s something for everyone to enjoy at Winterval, when the city of Waterford is transformed into a winter wonderland. From Christmas markets, Santa’s Kingdom, Lights show and an ice rink, there’s activities for all the family to dive into! For more information, click here.


11. Glow, A Cork Christmas Celebration
Weekends in Dec.


There’s so much to see and do in Cork City during GLOW, from visiting their free festive installation in Bishop Lucey Park, to soaring high above Cork on a giant Ferris wheel, indulging in food markets and enjoying festive entertainment galore. For full information, click here.


12.  Christmas In Tayto Park
1st Dec. to 23rd Dec.


It’s another reason to go to/return to Tayto Park, as Santa has arrived! For more information, click here.



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