Dublin’s Christmas Market Line Up for 2016
Is there anything better than wandering through the Christmas Market stalls, sipping on a mulled wine, soaking in the festive atmosphere? We’ve have found the best Christmas markets that you don’t want to miss this year!
Smithfield Night Market
The fantastic Smithfield Market Fair hold their monthly fair in the cosy venue of the Generator Hostel. This month they have a very special Christmas instalment planned to coincide with the Smithfield Square Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the 24th of November from 4pm – 9pm.
This fantastic markets holds over 50 of Irelands best traders who will be show casing their gifts and goods in their out door pop up market and inside the Generator Hostel. There will be loads of goodies to browse through like vintage clothing, jewellery, fine crafts, baked goods and other delicious festive treats!
For more info on the Smithfield Christmas Night Market click here, and for details on the Smithfield Square Christmas Lights Switch On click here.
Designer Dublin Christmas Market
The Designer Christmas market kicks off this year in the beautiful surroundings of the Bank of Ireland forecourt in College Green on the 9th – 10th of December from 10am – 5pm. This is a free market with all the stall holders fees going directly to the charity St. Vincent de Paul.
The Designer Christmas Market is in its 5th year due to its great success, and holds itself as one of the best places to get Irish designs and crafts, from textiles, ceramics, art and artisan food! There will also be live music from a very talented brass band and Santa Claus will be making an appearance for the youngsters! Click here for more details on this special Christmas market.
Christmas at chq
Make sure to pop down to the beautiful surroundings of the chq building who will be holding their Christmas Market from the 8th – 23rd of December from Thursdays to Sundays. There will be plenty of stalls to find great Christmas gifts, stocking fillers, and the perfect Kris Kindle! There will even be a stall where the kids can write their letters to Santa! Click here for more details!
Ha’Penny Christmas Market
DublinTown is lucky to have the Ha’Penny Market every Saturday at Grand Social, now the market has gotten a Christmas revamp for the upcoming festivities. Browse their fantastic stalls with over 20 traders, with items from vintage clothing, delicious food, jewellery and arts & crafts. So you will have no excuse to have the perfect gifts for everyone this year!
There is always great music and now they will be serving mulled wine, Hot Toddys and Baileys Hot Chocolate, yum! For more Ha’Penny Bridge Market info click here.
Arnotts Festive Flavours Market
Arnotts have just launched their Festive Flavours Markets on their lower ground floor. Have a gander and browse the treats, hampers, and more!
Treat yourself to a visit to the Benoit’s Chocolate Factory’s pop up Hot Chocolate Bar, which serves the finest hot chocolate with unique flavours and toppings and also hand crafted chocolates too!
Try a delicious cupcake from Cupcake Insanity who also offer gluten free and egg free options, or pop into Wines Direct for wine suggestions and expert advice to make sure you have the perfect bottle for entertaining or gifting! You will be sure to find the the perfect gift with the array of Hampers, and of course Clodagh McKenna’s cook book, food products, and her favourite utensils!
For more information on the Arnotts Festive Flavours Market lick here.
Dublin Flea Market
This is the fifth year of the Dublin Flea Christmas Cracker Market. It is a 3 day bumper market in December when the Dublin Flea Market is bigger and better (and more festive) than ever!
The Christmas Cracker Market has always been about supporting local independent traders at Christmas time, and giving you the best selection of design, craft, vintage, second hand, upcycled, downcycled, and hand made gifts for Christmas. Its more than just a market, it’s a gathering of like minded people, friends and bargain hunters all looking for something different for their Christmas Shopping. Check here for more details.
DublinTown really does come alive with Christmas festivities and cheer! Make sure to pop in, enjoy the markets and our beautiful city. Keep us updated with your Christmas festivities with the hashtags #DublinTown and #DublinatChristmas.