A MARITIME CHRISTMAS

DUN LAOGHAIRE CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL BY THE SEA

SAT 21st NOV TO THURS 24th DEC

The Dun Laoghaire Business Improvement District company is delighted to announce the launch of this year’s Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival which will run in the town from Sat 21st Nov to Thurs 24th Dec Christmas Eve.

This year’s festival is marked by the particularly exciting addition of the historic Maritime Museum (www.mariner.ie) as one of the central locations to this year’s festival where the Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market will be held for the first time. The location of the Market itself will be directly opposite the main entrance to the Lexicon Library on the front grounds of the Maritime Museum which should provide a beautifully warm and welcoming atmosphere to this year’s Market. There will be 20 seasonal wooden chalets hosting a wonderful range of artisan food & craft offerings.

In addition to the Christmas Market at the Maritime, the Museum will also play host to a number of seasonal concerts, events, children’s arts / crafts / play & magic shows to coincide with market hours, full details of which will be available from this site over the coming days.

SANTA’S ARRIVAL & FIREWORKS DISPLAY SAT 21ST NOV

THIS YEAR MOVES TO THE GROUNDS OF THE ROYAL MARINE

With this year’s Christmas Market now being held on the grounds of the Maritime Museum, one additional significant change to this year’s festival is the relocation of Santa’s Arrival from the Harbour Plaza of previous years to the front grounds of the Royal Marine Hotel this year on Sat 21st Nov from 5pm!!

There will be a full fireworks display to mark Santa’s arrival at the Royal Marine with performances from the choir of the Dun Laoghaire Music Centre and many more to mark the occasion. As in previous years, Santa’s Grotto itself will be housed on the first floor of the Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre welcoming children and parents alike from Sun Nov 28th 12pm and will operate Saturdays / Sundays 12pm to  7pm + Thursdays / Fridays 2pm to 6pm right up to Christmas. Price €10 payable on entry will include gift & photo.

Outdoor children’s amusements will be in full swing throughout the Festival at the Harbour Plaza in addition to a wonderful programme of seasonal events happening in the Lexicon Library & Pavilion Theatre.

As much development and positive change begins to steadily take place in Dun Laoghaire, we are particularly excited for this year’s Christmas Festival!

Opening Hours as follows:

Thursdays:      5.30pm to 8.30pm

Fridays:           5.30pm to 8.30pm

Saturdays:       10am to 6pm

Sundays:         10am to 6pm

Keep updated with full programme details as they are posted on:

www.dunlaoghaire.ie

www.facebook.com/dunlaoghairetown