Who doesn’t love Christmas Markets? Lots of people go abroad to the great Christmas Markets of Europe to experience the festive winter wonderland atmosphere and to taste the famous mulled wine and Christmas treats.
But we have our own Christmas markets at home where shoppers who have seen enough of the same high street shops and designer labels can have different shopping experience and find some unique gifts
Here are some of the Dublin Christmas Markets 2018 has on offer.
Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market
The merry Christmas Market on the Metals (The Metals walkway provides a link between Dún Laoghaire and Dalkey and is approximately 3.5km long) will have delicious Christmas fare, handcrafted gifts and decorations, a funfair with a children’s carousel and lots more tempting treats. It’s all part of the Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival. Great if you want to avoid the crowded city centre.
This year’s unique attraction is the Ferris wheel used in the movie Grease.
Dublin Flea Christmas Market
Indoors at The Point Square, Dublin Docklands
6th-9th Dec & 13th-16th Dec
The Dublin Flea Market has 280 stall in total (approx 140 each weekend). No two stalls are the same and there are no mass produced manufactured goods on sale.
Good of the best Irish-based creatives, start-up companies and small businesses including artists, designers,crafts people, antique collectors, artisan food producers and more are on display.
You will not find most of these products in the high street shops, shopping centres or supermarkets, so this is the ideals place to go if you are looking for a unique Christmas gift.
Our choice of Dublin Christmas Markets 2018!
MART Market at Rathmines Old Fire Station
This is the sixth year MART Christmas Market. It is located in the old fire station on Lower Rathmines Road, and hads an array of stalls selling Food, Art, Design, Craft, Knits, Fashion, and Jewellery.
Dates: December 6th – 9th | 13th-16th | 20th – 23rd. Running from 12-7pm each day.
See http://www.mart.ie/market/ for more details.
Spirit of Dublin Christmas Fair at Teeling Distillery
Date: Saturday, December 8th from 10am.
This is the 3rd year of the Christmas Craft Fair at the Teeling Whiskey Distillery. This fair celebrates the excellence of Ireland’s artisan community
There will be quite a few local artisan businesses in attendance, with lots of tasty offerings, including some of Teeling’s own food collaborations. There will be a selection of fashion, interior and artistic products to choose from. This is a good opportunity to get some very special Irish craft gifts for Christmas.
Designer Christmas Market at College Green
Date: Friday 7th December from 10am until 8pm
The Designer Christmas Market at Bank of Ireland Forecourt on College Green features quality Irish made Christmas gifts.
On offer will be everything including fashion, jewellery, toys, crafts and food items, all which are handcrafted in Ireland.
Swords Castle Christmas Market
Date: 30th November and 1st December
Irish Village Markets together with Fingal County Council are bringing some Christmas magic to North Dublin.
There will be over 40 Christmas stalls, as well as music and entertainment for the children.
Friday: Turning on of the Christmas Lights. Visit Santa in his grotto after the ceremony.
Saturday: Santa’s Grotto will be open from 11.00am – 5.00pm.
Christmas at The Botanic Gardens
Date: Sunday 9th December 2018
The Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin will be transformed into a winter wonderland where you can savour the festive atmosphere.
The Christmas Market is open all day and you can stock up with Christmas goodies, presents and lots of Christmas supplies at the various stalls with the music of a live choir in the background.
And of course there will be Santa with lots of excitement for the children.
Inreda Clontarf Castle Christmas Fair
Date: November 18 and Sunday November 25
The craft fair at Clontarf Castle Hotel will have over 50 stands full of great Christmas gift ideas.
Admission is free.
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