We’ve already discussed and featured the activities and attractions in store in the Amiens Christmas Market in France, Vienna Christmas Markets in Austria, the Florence Noel in Italy, and Christmas Markets in Frankfurt, Germany. Clearly, we don’t think these are enough—we still have more things in store for you, so we’re featuring another Christmas Market in another part of the world.
All of these Christmas markets have a lot of unique things in store for visitors, and with the feature we have for today, you will learn about more attractions. For this entry, we will be introducing the Christmas Market over at Dublin, Ireland. Ever wondered how shopping and Christmas events are celebrated in Dublin? The things we’ll provide below will give you an idea:
German Christmas Market - This is one of the latest attractions in store for this season in Dublin. The German Christmas Market at the Square Shopping Centre is one of the latest addition to the wonderful Christmas activities in the city. This Christmas Market will be on full-swing starting November 24th. There will be more than 50 stalls here, and sea of lights that illuminate all corners of the whole area. The schedule for 2011 is as follows: November 24 to December 24, and December 27 to January 1.
The things in store at this Dublin Christmas market are unique finds such as handmade goods, arts and crafts made by independent sellers, scrumptious food items, toys that that kids will surely love, clothes, and Christmas decorations. This is definitely something that you must check out when you’re in Dublin at this time of the year.
12 Days of Christmas – This is another new Christmas Market in Dublin that will be home to impressive decors as well as more than 80 stalls of jewellery, toys, home accessories, handmade items, and a lot of food like homemade pastries and other mouth-watering treats. To add to the Christmas spirit, you will also chance upon lots of carol singers here, serenading you as you shop and look around.
Temple Bar Markets – The stalls and attractions at the Temple Bar Markets will make visitors dizzy, but in a good way. There are three markets at Temple Bar which are available even when it’s not Christmas, but when the holiday season strikes, it just becomes a lot more exciting. There’s the The Cow’s Lane Designer Mart, the Food Market, and the Book Market. This is one of the best Christmas markets to shop for presents or simply enjoy some food, because the selections are just so wide and diverse. There will also be bands playing, so music will also be definitely in the air.
Phoenix Park Food Market – This place is perfect for the foodies, or practically anyone who loves to eat! Phoenix Park turns into a food haven, as delectable goodies are sold by a wide array of stalls. Decorated in the Edwardian Christmas style, this is a Dublin Christmas Market that offers not only food, but also activities for kids such as storytelling, exhibitions, and free admission at the National Museum of Ireland.
Festival of Carols and Readings – Once you’re done shopping an trying out the delightful food items in these markets, why not spend some time watching and even participating in Christmas sing-alongs? The Festival of Carols and Readings at the Chester Beatty Library turns into an amazing place of musical programs and readings during December. These stage productions and performances will definitely give you more of that warm and fuzzy holiday feeling.
Have you gone to any Christmas Market yet? Share with us the things you saw and unique items you bought! There’s still time to do some Christmas shopping, and we’re very interested in finding out about your Christmas market trips for this season.