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Things To Do In Dublin for Christmas 2010

By Aidan Fitzgerald

If you are in Ireland over the Christmas period, visit Dublin and experience the sights and sounds of the festive season. Our guide to Christmas in Dublin will offer you some ideas of what to see and do for the forthcoming holiday period.

12 Days of Christmas Market at George’s Dock 12-23rd Dec
With over 100 market traders selling their range of Christmas gifts, this occasion is sure to be as big if not bigger than the four previous events. Also present for festivities will be carol singers and bands performing yuletide favorites.

The festival takes place as usual on George’s Dock in the IFSC. Some of the many gifts on display will be craft jewelry, wooden toys, beauty products and a large selection of home ware. Visitors can also enjoy two extra “preview days” on the 10th and 11th December. Traders will have several promotions on offer over the 2 days with offerings from Dandeez Mini Donuts (offering free coffee with every portion of mini donuts), 10% discounts from Loughview Leisure and more. Oh, and be sure not to miss Santa and his elves who will be dropping by again this year! The festival will be held each day from 12pm-8pm.

Point Village Christmas Market 03rd December-23rd December
This year the Point Village Market will be running an annual Christmas market within the vibrant Point Village from the 3rd December every day until 23rd December 2010. Located beside the O2 arena in the city center, the market is easily accessible by Luas and other modes of transport. This year, the area comes alive with 100’s of decorated Christmas trees, the festive aroma of mince pies, live gigs and carol singing. Also featured will be an array of wooden chalets with Christmas trimmings, giving a special Nordic atmosphere to proceedings. You can also take a trip on the magnificent 60metre big wheel, and visitors will also be pleased to know that a 900 capacity car park is available.

7up Christmas On Ice RDS from November 2010
Returning for another year, the 7up Christmas On Ice at the RDS is sure to attract large crowds as it had in previous years. An ice-skating event, which truly captures the spirit of Christmas, this event appeals to participants of all ages, school children, families, corporate and fun groups. The venue itself has over 1000m2 of real ice with 3 fully covered ice rinks. The three ice rinks consist of a Main, Beginners and Kiddies Sleigh Run. Visitors are also treated to hourly snowfalls, Skating Santa and the magic of Christmas each weekend. Should you wish to take a break from skating, grab a warm hot chocolate from the Ice Café or sample some festive mince pies.

Christmas Lights November 2010
This year about €1 million worth of lights will be erected across 17 streets in Dublin City Centre. The spectacle will see lights across North Earl Street, Mary Street, Capel Street and Talbot Street to name but a few. The lights are due to be turned on the weekend of the 12th November. This special event draws thousands of people from each corner of Ireland and kick starts Dublin’s season of festivities.

Christmas Party Nights in Dublin 2010
Let’s take a look at some venues offering Christmas party nights in Dublin this year. Over at the Guinness Storehouse you can enjoy a private party or a shared Christmas lunch. Formal gala evenings in the Arrol suite whist the Gravity Bar will host the less formal events for smaller numbers. “We wish You a Merry Guinness” is a package on offer which includes Guinness and Black Velvet Cocktail Reception, a 5 Course Banquet of Christmas goodies, Live Band, DJ and Late Bar. Other venues offering festive fun and cheer include the Aviva Stadium, Grand Canal Hotel and Camden Court Hotel.

If you are visiting Ireland this Christmas, reserve Dublin car hire for an easy independent way of exploring the county at your own pace.

Happy Christmas from Moon TV – Dublin Christmas Lights and Sights


By Aidan Fitzgerald – Aidan writes for car rentals website
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