What's on in Ireland in December

Yulefest Kilkenny

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

Westport Christmas & New Year Walking Festival

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

Santa’s Workshop at Ailwee Cave

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

Winter Solstice Events

Ireland has several locations where events take place for the Winter Solstice, with the focus of activity in Co Meath, …

Glow: A Cork Christmas Celebration

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

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

Christmas Bazaar – Arts, Flea & Vintage Market

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

Carols by Candlelight

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

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Portmagee Old Year Festival

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

Green Santa at Belvedere

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

Racing at Limerick Racecourse

If you've never been to the races in Ireland (or even if you have.

Christmas at Farmleigh

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

Castlecomer Wellie Race

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

NYE Dublin: New Year Festival

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

Christmas Racing at Leopardstown

For many people Christmas is not Christmas without a day or two at Leopardstown races.

Map of Events in Ireland in December