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Christmas Markets in Dublin
November 24, 2016
The lights are up, Christmas trees are out and the festive feeling is firmly in the air. The only thing you need to do now is find a Christmas market around the city and you'll have fully embraced Christmas!
I believe - Dublin Docklands Christmas Festival and Market has carefully curated a selection of the nation’s leading food, drink, craft and horticulture producers that will trade in a festive village advocating exceptional quality and locally sourced products. National and international visitors can discover or rediscover unforgettable flavours and aromas and find high quality, one-off gifts from individual traders or seasonal pop-up shops. This market will run for 28 days – from Thursday, 26th November until Wednesday, 23rd December.
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 holds itself as one of the best places to get Irish designs and crafts, from textiles, ceramics, art and artisan food!
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 and there will be loads of goodies to browse through like vintage clothing, jewellery, fine crafts, baked goods and other delicious festive treats.
Dublin town 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!
Whether you are a confirmed shopaholic or completely phobic about shopping, the annual National Crafts & Design Fair, is just the place for you. For those who love shopping it’s the chance to browse and enjoy the unique work of more than 500 designers, artists and craftspeople. But if shopping just isn’t your thing, think of it as a heaven sent opportunity to buy all your Christmas gifts in a single shopping session! The range of products sold there is dazzling – everything from chocolates to high fashion, and because the goods are handmade by craftspeople, they have the added distinction of each one being unique.