Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival 2018

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Christmas Festival


+353 1 231 1444


Saturday November 24th to Sunday December 23rd





Event Description

Dún Laoghaire Christmas Market is open on Fridays from 12.30pm to 7pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 7pm until Sunday December 23rd.

This weekend is your last chance to post a letter to Santa from our Post Box at the Christmas Tree opposite dlr LexIcon and receive a personal reply before Christmas. The final date and time for posting is this Sunday December 16th at 5pm.

Dún Laoghaire Christmas Market is a feast for the seasonal senses with carefully selected vendors selling authentic hand-made gifts and delicious treats. Aromas of gourmet sausages, Hungarian Beef Goulash Soup and Lángos, German Gluhwein and steaming hot chocolate will fill the air as you wander through the Christmas Market with hand-crafted gifts and decorations, jewellery, metal art, sculpture and a whole host of very special quality gifts and treats that are not mass-produced but hand crafted with love. 

An iconic Ferris Wheel is taking centre stage at the event presented by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. The 55 ft Ferris Wheel built in 1943 in Cincinnati in the USA and reported to have featured in the original ‘Grease’ movie has made an epic journey from Nashville to New York to Liverpool to Dún Laoghaire.  The Ferris Wheel, built by the famed Ely Bridge Company, provides spectacular views of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour this Christmas with a touch of nostalgia, a hint of romance, and a whole lot of ‘Greased Lightning!’ It It in place at Moran Park beside dlr LexIcon until January 2nd and surrounded by a vintage carnival.

Dún Laoghaire Town Centre has over 280 retail outlets and businesses so why not swap city centre crowds and stuffed out-of-town shopping centres to browse, shop, relax and soak up the festive spirit of this magical seaside town.  During the Christmas Festival with every hour of parking purchased on street in the Dún Laoghaire town centre, one hour is free. Extra trading hours and exclusive in-store promotions add some extra Festive Cheer. The Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival is proudly hosted by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in conjunction with the Dún Laoghaire Business Improvement District.


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