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The 5 Places to go on a Christmas Date in Dublin

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It is Christmas- the ideal time to wrap up in a blanket and enjoy hot chocolate. But above all romantic TV films: because YES, it is indeed the most romantic time of the year. And Dublin is the ideal city to succumb to the magic of Christmas with your other half. Here is a small exhaustive list of the five places to go on a date on Christmas in Dublin.

1 – Sparkling Walk in Temple Bar

The quintessential romantic moment often found in Christmas movies is undoubtedly the stroll through illuminated streets adorned with enchanting decorations. In Temple Bar, the cobbled streets come alive with twinkling lights, creating a magical atmosphere worthy of a Christmas story. Stroll hand in hand with your significant other while discovering market stalls offering artisanal treasures and culinary delights. Lively bars and cozy pubs are perfect for stopping, enjoying festive drinks, and soaking up Temple Bar’s unique party atmosphere.

2 – Christmas at Dublin Castle

What could be more romantic than a Christmas market ? The Dublin Castle Christmas Market is a must-visit destination for lovers of crafts and festive delights. Nestled within the historic castle grounds, this Bavarian-style market features wooden huts housing an exceptional selection of Irish artisans. From December 6 to 19, explore more than 30 stalls offering unique gifts, textiles, and local flavors.


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3 – Warm atmosphere at Kehoe’s

Escape the winter cold by taking refuge at Kehoe’s, an iconic Dublin pub. Order a comforting Hot Toddy and immerse yourself in the warm and intimate atmosphere of this historic pub. With its traditional decor and friendly welcome, Kehoes offers an ideal setting for sharing sweet and intimate moments during the holidays.

4 – Night Magic at the Wild Lights Festival

Delving further into the Christmas festivities, Dublin Zoo invites us to immerse ourselves in its renowned Wild Lights Festival. This romantic date will take you through a journey lit by incredible lanterns, sparkling sculptures and art installations inspired by nature. The spectacular illumination of the animal habitats adds a mystical touch, creating a magical nighttime experience to share.


Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo now open and running through into January 2024. Wild Lights, the award-winning night-time spectacular returns to Dublin Zoo with a brand-new theme, ‘The Enchanted Zoo’. Come inside an enchanting world where you’ll discover the secret life of the Zoo at night! You’ll be greeted by a Wizard and presented with a choice of three pathways to explore first. From there, you’ll be transported to lands of magic and wonder, with fairies mythical creatures, multi-coloured animals and even a candyland, all lit up as beautiful silk lanterns. As you journey through this immersive experience, you’ll also have the chance to meet the nocturnal keepers and guardians of the mystical animals and creatures, the Zoo gnomes, visible only in the Zoo at night. Wild Lights is a truly unforgettable experience for friends, families and groups, and a perfect way to come together to celebrate the festive season. For more information and to book please see #dublin #ireland #irish #europe

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5 – Laughter and Magic at the Olympia Theater

An evening of Panto at the Olympia Theater is a festive tradition not to be missed. Immerse yourself in the exuberant humor, sparkling costumes and sumptuous sets of this unique theatrical performance. With active audience participation, Panto is a joyful and interactive experience, perfect for an outing bursting with laughter and wonder.

Dublin transforms into a magical city during the festive period, offering a multitude of ways to create warm memories with your loved one. So, get ready to be amazed and celebrate the Christmas spirit in Ireland’s beautiful capital. Happy Holidays ! 🎄🫶🏼🇮🇪

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