Tuesday, November 21

ADDRESS: Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

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Christmas in Dún Laoghaire 2017: Event Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and throughout the festive season, there’s plenty of in Dún Laoghaire for people of all ages. To make sure you’re in the know about whats happening this Christmas, we’ve compiled this handy event guide, which includes everything from Sanat’s Arrival on 18th November, to Christmas Carols by Candlelight in the National Maritime Museum in December.

Saturday 18th November

Santa’s Arrival & Launch of Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival & Fireworks Spectacular

santa and christmas in dun laoghaire

Time: 5pm
Location: Harbour Plaza
Cost: Free
All Ages

Santa will be arriving just after 5pm on Saturday 18th November. Music will be provided by the Dún Laoghaire School of Music, and there’ll be a Spectacular Fireworks Display to close out the evening. The Christmas Market by dlr LexIcon will also be open. You can learn more about The Christmas Festival Launch here.

Saturday 18th – Saturday 23rd December

Dún Laoghaire Christmas Market – Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Time:
12.30 to 7 on Fridays
11 to 7 Saturday and Sundays

Thursday 21 Dec – 12.30-7

Friday 22 and Saturday 23 – 11-7

Location: The Metals by dlr LexIcon
Cost: Free

The merry Christmas Market on the Metals will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a feast for the senses featuring delicious festive fare, handcrafted gifts and decorations, a funfair with an old-world children’s carousel and a whole host of very special tempting treats.

Saturday 25th November

Santa Comes to Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre

Time: 5pm
Location: Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre
Cost: Free
All Ages

Santa will be arriving at Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre on Saturday 25th of November, so bring the kids along to meet him and make sure he gets their Christmas list.

Sunday, 26th November

Gift Fair at The Royal Marine Hotel

Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: Royal Marine Hotel
Cost: Free
All Ages

60 Stands of GIfts. Get all of your Christmas shopping done in a day!

Gifts for children, personalised gifts, Decorations, gifts for family members, teachers gifts, or treats for yourself we have it all!

Free admission. open from 10am -5pm

Follow the event on Facebook here.

Monday 27th November

Festive Afternoon Tea at The Royal Marine Hotel

Time: Daily from 2pm
Location: Royal Marine Hotel
Cost: €39 for 2 people

From Monday 27th November, The Royal Marine Hotel will be hosting Festive Afternoon Tea every day in the Bay Lounge, where you can enjoy some seasonal treats and a glass of Mulled Wine. Only €39 for 2 people.

To book, email: events@royalmarine.ie

Friday 1st December – 2nd January 2018

‘What Christmas Means to Me’ – Local School Art Project

Time: 5pm
Location: Throughout Dún Laoghaire
Cost: Free

Local primary school children from Dalkey School Project, Educate Together Monkstown, St Mary’s Booterstown, St Joeseph’s Primary School, Tivoli Road, St. Patrick’s Dalkey and Castle Park School, have all created art about what ‘Christmas Means to Me’.
The Artwork which will be displayed by School and Class will be put up in some of the vacant retail units throughout Dún Laoghaire and in the towns two shopping centre’s. The project was arranged by Dún Laoghaire Town.

Saturday 2nd December

Christmas at the Pavilion Theatre, DunLaoghaire with The Dublin Gospel Choir

Time: 8pm – 10.30pm
Location: The Pavilion Theatre
Cost: €18/20
All Ages

This December, on the back of their newly recorded Christmas album, Dublin Gospel Choir return to Pavilion, bringing a selection of Christmas favourites; some joyful, some uplifting, some nostalgic and some just downright funky!

Book your tickets here.

Sunday 3rd December

Young European Strings Christmas Concert 2017

Time: 8pm – 10.30pm
Location: The Pavilion Theatre
Cost: €12 / 8 (concession)
All Ages

The internationally-acclaimed Young European Strings Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Ronald Masin and members of the YES Intermediate Orchestra are celebrating a Christmas performance for the whole family.
The Christmas concert features all our students – from the age of four years to nineteen years.
Our special guest this year is International and National Award Winning, 12 year old Daimee Ng violinist, playing J. Haydn’s violin concerto in C, accompanied by the Young European Strings Chamber Orchestra conducted by Ronald Masin.

Friday 8th December, Friday 15th December, Friday 22nd December

Christmas Cabaret at The Purty Kitchen

Time: Dinner 7.30pm / Show 9.30pm
Location: The Purty Kitchen
Cost: €20
18+

Comedians Gary Cooke (Apres Match) and John Colleary (Savage Eye) open our Christmas Cabaret with their irreverent comedic style. Our party band, Big Love, take us to midnight with dance floor hits and sing along classics. Finish off the night with our house DJ. Let your hair down this year at our Christmas Cabaret but don’t forget your dance shoes.

Book your Tickets here. 

Thursday 14th December

Christmas Concert. Carols by Candlelight at The National Maritime Museum

Time: 8.00pm
Location: National Maritime Museum
Cost: €10

Carols by Candle light with the Dun Laoghaire Dramatic and Musical Society. An evening of well loved Christmas Carols to get you in the mood for Christmas.
Book your tickets here.

Friday 15th December

Cara Dillon at The Pavilion Theatre

Time: 8.00pm
Location: The Pavilion Theatre
Cost: €24/22

Come and join the exceptional Cara Dillon for a night of Christmas songs in what will undoubtedly be a magical and memorable festive experience. Having recorded her highly anticipated Christmas album “Upon A Winter’s Night” Cara and her band will be performing classic Carols, Celtic Hymns and other Christmas songs to celebrate and share in the Christmas Spirit. A tradition in the making.

Book your tickets here. 

Saturday 16th December

The Muppet Christmas Carol at The Pavilion Theatre

Time: 2.00pm
Location: The Pavilion Theatre
Cost: €7.50/6.50 Children €5 Family Ticket €20

Acted to the parsimonious hilt by the human Scrooge (Michael Caine), and framed by author-narrator Charles Dickens (the Great Gonzo) addressing his rodent audience (Rizzo the Rat), the story survives.
All the pen-pushing glovesters in Scrooge’s office run on fear of dismissal, a topical note, with Bob Cratchit (Kermit the Frog) negotiating but nervous. Not so his wife Miss Piggy, ready to have a go at Scrooge, but mindful of the needs of their family, a brood as mixed as you would expect from pigs and frogs, which explains the medical condition of Tiny Tim, a froglet with a cough on crutches.

Book your tickets here.

Eimear Quinn at The Pavilion Theatre

Time: 8.00pm
Location: The Pavilion Theatre
Cost: €23/21

Following consistent sell-out shows, year after year at Pavilion Theatre, we’re delighted to welcome Eimear back for her annual Christmas concert.
In this intimate, spiritual night, Eimear will bring her own special rendition of Christmas songs and carols to Pavilion for a memorable musical experience.

Sunday 17th December

The Nightmare Before Christmas at The Pavilion Theatre

Time: 2.00pm
Location: The Pavilion Theatre
Cost: €7.50/6.50 Children €5 Family Ticket €20

Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas.
But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere.
Experience Tim Burton and Henry Selick’s uncanny tale as it comes vividly to life right before your eyes!

A Night Before Christmas

Time: 8.00pm
Location: The Pavilion Theatre
Cost: €22 / €20

A selection of Christmas stories read by Owen Roe, Michele Forbes, Cathy Belton and Phelim Drew. With music by Lisa Lambe and Cormac De Barra

Christmas stories can be by turns affecting, poignant, and inspiring and in this special evening, an all-star cast of Irish actors will read a warm and wonderful selection to help you get in the mood for the big day.

Thursday 21st December

It’s A Wonderful Life at The Pavilion Theatre

Time: 8.00pm
Location: The Pavilion Theatre
Cost: €7.50/6.50 Children €5 Family Ticket €20

This moving and beautifully told film is a true masterpiece of cinema.
A tale of rivalry and despair at thirty, the story finds George Bailey (James Stuart) in turmoil, having been framed by his arch rival, torn between his own desires and aspirations, but struggling to always do the right thing. This inner conflict proves too much for Bailey, who sees suicide as the only option.

Friday 22nd December

White Christmas at The Pavilion Theatre

Time: 8.00pm
Location: The Pavilion Theatre
Cost: €7.50/6.50 Children €5 Family Ticket €20

White Christmas is a treasury of Irving Berlin classics, among them ‘Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep’, ‘Sisters’, ‘Blue Skies’, and the beloved holiday song, ‘White Christmas’.
Two talented song-and-dance men (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye) team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business.

Saturday 23rd December

Home Alone at The Pavilion Theatre

Time: 8.00pm
Location: The Pavilion Theatre
Cost: €7.50/6.50 Children €5 Family Ticket €20

Family comedy starring Macaulay Culkin as ten-year-old Kevin McCallister who is inadvertently left home alone by his family when they go on vacation.
On the evening before his family leave for their Christmas break to Paris, Kevin is banished to his room for misbehaving by his mother Kate (Catherine O’Hara). When he wakes the following morning he discovers he is alone in an empty house.

The Purty Kitchen Christmas Cracker

Time: Dinner 7.30pm / Show 9.30pm
Location: The Purty Kitchen
Cost:  €10
18+

COLM LYNCH:

A veteran of the Irish music scene, Colm Lynch, hailing from the Dun Laoghaire borough has been entertaining crowds and playing out of his skin for close to 20 years now. He has released a number of solo works to date which was well received by radio and is currently working with his full live band Watson Ace who released their debut album ‘Backbone’ in 2016. His finest work to date.

NC LAWLOR:

n.c.lawlor would hesitate too self-apply the term singer-songwriter any more than song and dance man, especially being a resident of Dublin where there exist more singer-songwriters than migrant workers..turn over any rock and there you will find singer-songwriters.mostly he has busked..played in all manner of cheap restaurants..bars..venues etc.of late he has opened for some of the artists he admires, Billy Joe Shaver, Jim Lauderdale, James Burton, Kieron Kane, Kevin Whelch and Fats Kaplin.

Book your tickets here.

If you’re running an event and would like it featured on our list, please email the details and an accompanying graphic to: Info@DunLaoghaire.ie