Christmas & New Year

Santa’s Workshop at Ailwee Cave

Fri Nov 24th - Thu Dec 21st 2017 (Provisional)

Ailwee Cave, on the Burren in Co Clare, is a great place to visit any time of year, but Christmas is very special.

Glow: A Cork Christmas Celebration

Fri Nov 24th - Sun Dec 17th 2017 (Provisional)

At the heart of Glow is a special free Christmas event for kids at Bishop Lucey Park, with a trip through Santa's …

Waterford Winterval

Fri Nov 24th - Fri Dec 22nd 2017 (Provisional)

The Winterval Festival sees Waterford transformed into a magical Christmas world, with train and sleigh rides, nightly …

Yulefest Kilkenny

Sat Dec 2nd - Sat Dec 23rd 2017 (Provisional)

Mostly taking place at weekends – though some events run through the week – Yulefest combines food and craft …

Green Santa at Belvedere

Sat Dec 2nd - Sun Dec 17th 2017 (Provisional)

Step through the wardrobe and travel the Narnia Trail to visit Green Santa in what is probably Ireland's most magical …

Christmas at Farmleigh

Sat Dec 2nd - Sun Dec 17th 2017 (Provisional)

Farmleigh, an estate within Dublin's Phoenix Park, is the venue for this annual programme of Christmas events aimed at …

Christmas Bazaar – Arts, Flea & Vintage Market

Sun Dec 3rd - Tue Dec 5th 2017 (Provisional)

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR will be one of Dublin’s biggest indoor Christmas markets taking place in Smithfield, with over …

Carols by Candlelight

Wed Dec 6th - Thu Dec 7th 2017 (Provisional)

The choir at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin is among the finest in the country, with a history of more than 5 …

Westport Christmas & New Year Walking Festival

Thu Dec 28th - Sun Dec 31st 2017 (Provisional)

Walk off the Christmas guilt (and pounds) while still continuing the good times with guided walks across mountains …

NYE Dublin: New Year Festival

Fri Dec 29th - Sun Dec 31st 2017 (Provisional)

For many Dubliners greeting the New Year means gathering outside Christchurch Cathedral at mid-night to hear the bells ring.

Portmagee Old Year Festival

Sat Dec 30th 2017 (Provisional)

For almost two hundred years Portmagee in Kerry has held a unique and wonderful New Year's Eve parade, celebrating the …

Castlecomer Wellie Race

Sun Dec 31st 2017 (Provisional)

An annual fixture on the New Year calendar in which the denizens of 'Comer take to streets in outrageous fancy dress, …