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5 Free Things To Do in Dublin at Christmas

  • Thu, 6 Nov 2014
Christmas is time to spend among family & friends but in the build up to Christmas we may sometimes forget what Christmas is all about. Here’s a list of 5 Free Things To Do in Dublin at Christmas that will give you no excuses but to plan a day out with your loved ones.


1. Christmas Lights Switch On


Bring the family to watch the switching on of the Christmas lights on Grafton Street and Dublin’s Creative Quarter



2. Christmas Tree Switch On


Get in the festive mood at the switching on of the O’Connell Street Christmas Tree lights by the Lord Mayor Christy Burke from 3.30pm on 30 November.



3. Free Bag Minding – Shop & Drop


Buy Christmas pressies to your heart’s content.



4. IFA Live Animal Crib

live animal crib

The annual live animal crib returns to the Mansion House this December. This year marks the 20th anniversary of this traditional nativity scene. The IFA Live Animal Crib has been a joint venture between Dublin City Council and the Irish Farmers’ Association since 1995.



5. Christmas Shop Windows


Be captivated by the Christmas Shop Window Displays along Grafton, Henry and O’Connell Street shopping districts including old favourites from Arnotts, Bewleys, and the Stephens Green Shopping Centre.