Dublin Event Guide 633: SEVENTY (!) free events this weekend with lots of Christmas Markets and other Christmas-related happenings

December 7th, 2019
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

  07 December 2019 – No 633

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SEVENTY (!) free events this weekend with lots of Christmas Markets and other Christmas-related happenings

 

 

Hi all!

The next two weekends are the busiest for Christmas Markets and City Centre will get busier and busier from now until 16:00 on 24 December. It is funny how we fall into routines year after year when it comes to recurring events like Christmas.

Some of you are probably well sorted, others haven’t even thought much about Christmas and others again are determined to leave everything until 14:00 on Christmas Eve.

If you want, you can still change things up a little this year. It is not too late. But on the other hand, if it has worked for you for many many years already then maybe there is NO need to break with habits that serve you well.

My habitual procedure over the next two weekends will be to go to lots of Christmas Markets and I am looking forward to it. The full list of Christmas Markets in Dublin is on this website: www.DublinChristmasMarkets.com

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And now we come to some of this weekend’s free events. All events are sorted by start time, but watch out for the few events that have a “++” in front of them, the are particularly recommended. ;-) ALL events in this list are free, but some require booking! The market events that take place every week are only posted on the website at www.dublineventguide.com


 

Saturday Events (07 December)

++ Please find the list of all Christmas Markets on www.DublinChristmasMarkets.com

+ Rediscover Christmas Fair 09:00-17:00 Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/events/438059080169845/
+ Live Crib in Phoenix Park 09:30-17:00 Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 phoenixpark.ie/event/christmas-live-crib-at-the-visitor-centre/?instance_id=4129
+ Comic Book Mart 09:30-16:00 Central Hotel, 1 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/2250706438308330
++ Christmas Programme with Market, Barbershop, Carols, Puppet Show & Storytelling 10:00-17:00 Farmleigh House, Castleknock End of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15 farmleigh.ie/event/christmas-at-farmleigh-2/?instance_id=315
+ Help a homeless person: Teeth Cleaning, Hair Cuts and Clothing on the 4th Homeless Day from 10:00 Perfect Smiles Dental Surgery, 1A The Forge, Railway St, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/2423753237895061/
+ Bluebell Brocante Indoor Market 10:00-17:00 The Green Door Market, A1 Bluebell Business Centre, Old Naas Rd, Dublin 12 www.facebook.com/events/2316534705074261
+ Christmas Craft Fair 10:00-16:00 Lucan Library, Supervalue, Lucan, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/events/2603846766373228/
+ Castleknock Christmas Family Festival 10:00-17:00 Castleknock Community Centre, Laurel Lodge Road, Dublin 15 www.facebook.com/events/536546980531029/
+ Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market 11:00-19:00 The Metals, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin events.dlrcoco.ie/event/christmas-festival-2019
+ Christmas Choir – Performance 11:00-13:00 Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 phoenixpark.ie/event/christmas-choir/?instance_id=4133
+ Sustainable Christmas Market 11:00-20:00 D-Light Studios, 46 North Great Clarence Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/409754283025890/
+ Festive Fossils – Family Drop-in Activity 11:00-13:00 Natural History Museum, Merrion Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=4283
+ Finnish Christmas Carols + Bazaar 11:30-16:00 Lutheran Church in Ireland, St. Finian’s Church, 24 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/2105590669736107/
++ South William Christmas Market 12:00-17:00 Bloody Mary’s, 7 South William Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/922789484764126/
++ Christmas Market Park 12:00-17:00 Jam Park, Airside Retail Park, Swords, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/events/2759306360790331/
+ A Fabulous Christmas Market 12:00-18:00 The George Bar, 89 South Great Georges St, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/AFabulousMarketdublin
+ Plastic – Can’t live with it, can’t live without it – Exhibition 12:00-18:00 Science Gallery, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 dublin.sciencegallery.com/plastic/

 

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+ National Gallery – Highlights Tour 12:30/14:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on
+ Performance Lecture by Loitering Theatre 13:00-14:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/2697-caroline-campbell
+ Festive Screen Printing – Drop-in Workshop for Families 13:00-15:00 Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/festive-screen-printing/
+ Mindfulness Tour 13:30-14:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/mindfulness-tour-0
+ Festive Fun – Creative Teen Lab (Age: 12-17) 14:00-16:00 Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/festive-fun/
+ Chester Beatty’s Biblical Papyri – Tour 14:00-15:00 Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/chester-beattys-biblical-papyri/
+ Connecting Struggles – Talks for Activists 14:00-18:00 Chocolate Factory Dublin, 26 King’s Inn Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/2500000290257449/
+ Simon House of Light Festival – Music & Light Show – 17:00-22:00 Powerscourt Town House, South William Street, Dublin 2 www.dubsimon.ie/get-involved/our-events/house-of-light/
+ Craictivist Christmas Party 18:00-00:00 The Black Sheep, 61 Capel Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/3261529530555373/
+ Rhythm & Rock Gospel Choir: A Christmas Gift – Concert 19:30-20:45 Lucan Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Lucan, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/events/435811170643771/
+ The Dystopian Project / Creep / Element X – Gigs 20:00-01:00 Fibber Magees, 80-81 Parnell Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/2337423933175261/
+ Matthias Winkler Trio – Blues, Funk & Jazz 20:00-22:00 The Music Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/2618706718415884/
+ Salsa & Merengue Intro Class + Social Dancing 20:30-02:30 River Bar, O’Connell Bridge House, D’Olier Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/LatinFeverDublin
+ The KickBacks – Rock, Pop & Funk – Gig 21:00-00:00 The Well, 130 St, Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/2584795774919905/
+ The Velvet Lounge – Gig 22:00-23:30 Mint Bar, Westin Hotel, Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/1011953208997755/
 


in addition there are all the other free events at the
National Museum, National Gallery, National Print Museum, Hugh Lane Gallery, Science Gallery, Chester Beatty Library National Botanic Gardens and then there are all the weekly markets.
 

Saturday + Sunday Markets

+ Temple Bar Food Market: Sat 10:00-16:30 on Meeting House Square  www.facebook.com/TempleBarFoodMarket/
+ Honest2Goodness Market: Sat 09:00-15:00 in Dublin Ind. Estate, Glasnevin www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ Red Stables Market: Sat 10:00-16:00 at the Red Stables in St. Anne’s Park, Raheny www.facebook.com/RedStablesMarket/
+ The Super Natural Food Market: Sat 09:00-15:00 at St. Andrews Resource Centre in Pearse Street www.facebook.com/thesupernaturalfoodmarket
+ Marley Park Market: Sat 10:00-16:00 / Sun 11:00-16:00 Grange Road, Rathfarnham www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets/marlay-park-market
+ Dun Laoghaire People’s Park Market: Sun 11:00-16:00 People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets/peoples-park-market

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Sunday Events (08 December)

 

++ Please find the list of all Christmas Markets on www.DublinChristmasMarkets.com

+ Rediscover Christmas Fair 09:00-17:00 Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/events/438059080169845/
+ Live Crib in Phoenix Park 09:30-17:00 Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 phoenixpark.ie/event/christmas-live-crib-at-the-visitor-centre/?instance_id=4129
++ Christmas Programme with Market, Barbershop, Carols, Horse&Carriage, Puppet Show & Storytelling 10:00-17:00 Farmleigh House, Castleknock End of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15 farmleigh.ie/event/christmas-at-farmleigh/?instance_id=316
++ Spirit of Dublin Christmas Craft Fair 10:00-17:30 Teeling Whiskey Distillery, 17 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/725681927951290/
+ Portobello Christmas Crafts & Foods Fair 10:00-18:30 St Kevin’s Community Centre, 45 Bloomfield Av., Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/426370688068166/
+ Christmas Craft Fair (Dublin Craft Collective) 10:00-17:00 Bark Café, Alan Hanna’s Bookshop, 270 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6 www.facebook.com/events/563253124442012/
+ Czech & Slovak Christmas Market 10:00-18:00 Leinster Cricket Club, Observatory Lane, Rathmines, Dublin 6 www.facebook.com/events/554104478725944/
+ Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market 11:00-19:00 The Metals, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin events.dlrcoco.ie/event/christmas-festival-2019
+ Sustainable Christmas Market 11:00-20:00 D-Light Studios, 46 North Great Clarence Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/409754283025890/
+ European Christmas Market 11:00-17:00 Unit 122/123, Broombridge Close, Ballyboggan Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/events/747151979066181/
+ The Moving Crib 11:00-18:00 St Martin Apostolate, Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 www.stmartin.ie/crib/
+ December Christmas Fair – Phizzfest 11:00-16:00 The Space, Unit 12 Phibsborough Shopping Centre, Dublin 7 www.facebook.com/events/503432253720762
+ Palestrina Choir – Performance at weekly Mass 11:00-12:00 St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/PalestrinaChoirDublin/
++ Meet Rudolph’s Friends and Relatives – Deer Talk & Santa Visit  11:00 + 14:00 Papal Cross, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/sensoryfriendlyireland/photos/a.313954575749239/755922234885802/
+ Drop-in Family Workshop: Catching Shadows 11:30-13:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/595947054478088/
+ National Gallery – Highlights Tour 11:30/13:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on
++ Christmas Market on the Green 12:00-17:00 The Well, 130-133 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/2482484432071580/
++ Christmas Market Park 12:00-17:00 Jam Park, Airside Retail Park, Swords, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/events/2759306360790331/
+ The Globe Christmas Market 12:00-17:00 The Globe, South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/501229967272522/
+ Mart’s Christmas Market 12:00-19:00 MART Gallery, Old Fire Station, 190a Rathmines Rd Lwr, Rathmines, Dublin 6 www.mart.ie/market/
+ Plastic – Can’t live with it, can’t live without it – Exhibition 12:00-18:00 Science Gallery, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 dublin.sciencegallery.com/plastic/
+ Bloody Mary’s Record Mart 12:00-17:00 Bloody Mary’s, 7 South William Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/1740395092752380/
+ Soprano & Flute – Sunday@Noon Concert 12:00-13:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/2702-sundaysnoon-elizabeth-hilliard-and-lina-andonovska

 

 

+ Family-friendly Gallery Tour 12:30-13:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/family-friendly-tour-6
+ Drop in Drawing Sessions – Blind Drawing 13:00-15:00 Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/drop-in-drawing-sessions/
+ Christmas Choir – Performance 14:00-16:00 Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 phoenixpark.ie/event/christmas-choir/?instance_id=4133
+ Vintage Boombox – New Songs in Old Style 14:00-17:00 Cafe en Seine, 40 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/2146017778839078/
+ Lasenna Duo – Jazz, Latin and Pop 14:30-17:00 The Tram Cafe, Wolfetone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/2424336217822856/
+ More than an Image – the origins of photography – Talk 15:00-15:45 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/sunday-series-more-image-origins-photography
+ Chester Beatty Sunday Tour 15:00-16:00 Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/free-sunday-tours/
+ Designers in the City Market 16:30-20:00 Third Space, Unit 14 Block C, Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7 www.eventbrite.com/e/77843065705 (Booking required – Select the free option)
+ Cuban Salsa Class 16:30-17:30 The Mezz, 23 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/556668505102565/
+ Poet and Songwriter Christian Wethered & Band – Gig 17:00-19:00 The Music Cafe, Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/553000365484400/
+ Comedians Without Borders – Stand Up Comedy 19:00-21:00 Sin E, 14-15 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/1316849955161836/
+ Gardiner Street Gospel Choir – Gospel Mass 19:30-20:30 St. Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street Upper, Dublin 1 www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com
+ The Nerd Herd – Comedy Night 20:00-22:00 Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/551844072036847/
+ The Comedy Crunch 21:00-23:00 Stag’s Head Pub, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thecomedycrunch
 
 

in addition there are all the other free events at the National Museum, National Gallery, National Print Museum, Hugh Lane Gallery, Science Gallery, Chester Beatty Library National Botanic Gardens and then there are all the weekly markets.

 


…and something for next week

+ Carols by Candlelight Mon 09 Dec 18:00-19:00 St Stephens Church – The Pepper Canister, Mount Street Crescent, Dublin 2 merrionsquare.ie/index.php/carols-by-candlelight-2019-monday-9th-of-december-6pm-7pm-st-stephens-church-the-pepper-canister/
+ TiLT #3 with CC BREZ, Stomptown Brass, Abbacaxi & Bajjna – Gigs Tue 10 Dec 19:30-23:30 Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/83970436837
+ Christmas Concert Thu 12 Dec 19:30 St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin 2 (with Greenore Choir, Rotunda Hospital Choir and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Choir) (no link available)
+ Microplastic-Macrocosm – Workshop Thu 12 Dec 18:00-19:00 Science Gallery, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2019/12/microplastic%E2%80%93macrocosm (Registration required)
+ Dublin Castle Christmas Market Thu+Fri 12+13 Dec 12:00-20:00 Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/1315153322020488/
 


 

 

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