Things to do around Ireland this weekend | Dec 1 - 3

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A selection of these to do around Ireland this weekend.

 Go Kids Go Disco

Get December off to a rocking start with a fun kids disco this Sunday from 6 pm to 8 pm in Go Kids Go Play & Party Centre in Blanchardstown.  Boys and girls from 7-11 can dance to the beat of all the latest chart toppers and bounce around the play frames to burn off the last of their weekend energy.

Home Alone

The Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield will be showing the festive classic Home Alone over the Christmas season. The first screening is on Sunday 3rd at 12:45.

Puss in Boots: The Original Tail

Forget everything you think you know about Puss In Boots and prepare to enjoy the real story of The Original Tail Of Puss In Boots!. Can our heroes thwart the threat of the evil giant, his debt collectors? Will Colin win the girl, free the kingdom and live happily ever after?

With gorgeous costumes, stunning sets, delightful dance and magnificent music, The Butt Drama Circle Christmas Panto promises to once again be a Christmas delight for all the family. Various matinées and evening shows from 24th Nov - 8th Dec.

Limerick Racecourse

On Friday 1st December, Limerick Racecourse will host an afternoon of national hunt races and pre-Christmas celebrations! The racing action gets underway from 12:45

The Moving Crib

The Moving Crib has been a feature of Christmas in Dublin for over sixty years. On December 3rd the wonderful Bray Gospel Choir will be performing throughout the day.

The Three Musketeers

This swash-buckling story mashes up pop culture with well-loved Panto traditions and is sure to have you dancing in the aisles!

From the moment you arrive, you will be immersed in Musketeer madness - we will need you to point young D’Artagnan in the right direction - and that’s before you even take your seat! Running from 24th Nov - 9th Dec in the Moat Theatre, Kildare.

Slieve Donard Hotel

Every Sunday in December, enjoy a festive Christmas lunch in the stunning surroundings of the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa.  It starts this weekend with carols and live music from the Belfast Community Gospel Choir.

Children's Event: Eco Crafts 

Help spread beauty and prevent waste this Christmas by making your own plantable eco-friendly cards with recycled and natural materials on Saturday in the National Botanic Gardens.

Using bio-degradable seed infused paper, these cards will keep giving long after Christmas, as they can then be planted in your garden, in pots on your balcony or windowsill. (6-8yrs 11.00am -12.00pm 8yrs & over 2.00pm-3.00pm | Cost: €5 | Booking Essential).

Christmas Market at The Argory

The Festive period is not complete without a visit to The Argory's Christmas Fair in Armagh, featuring a craft, food and drink stalls, as well as traditional festive entertainment. Soak up the wonderful atmosphere and see the house decorated for Christmas.

Hansel & Gretel

Find the true meaning of Christmas at the MAC at their heart-warming family show Hansel & Gretel with the brother and sister duo on a magical Christmas adventure. Who knows what friends they will make along the way.

Discover why friendship, laughter and a big bag of sweets are essential to making Christmas the happiest, twinkliest and funniest time of the year with family.

Christmas Experience at Clonfert Pet Farm

Santa arrives in Kildare this weekend and on 9th, 16th & 17th of December. Vist for some Christmas magic, explore Santa's workshop, cowshed theatre and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Dun Laoghaire Antiques, Vintage & More Fair

Find everything you need for Christmas on Sunday featuring furniture & decor, jewellery, collectables, vintage fashion, unique gifts and pretty tableware and linen for the festive table in a stunning location overlooking Dun Laoghaire harbour.

Carrigaline Christmas Fayre

Festive family fun and shopping this weekend in Cork with a wide range of crafts and gift stalls including Chrismas gift ideas, local art & crafts, jewellery, knitwear, toys, books, home-baking and more.

The will also be a raffle with some incredible prizes, a Christmas cafe serving mulled wine and mince pies and lots of games and entertainment for children including Santa's grotto.

Annual Howth Tree Lighting

Fun, festive event in Howth for the annual turning on the Christmas Tree lights on Sunday evening with support from the Country Kitchen and Main Street Fowers.

Live music from the Howth Gospel Choir, entertainment, family fun and a special visit from Santa.

Trim Christmas Market

The Trim Christmas Market will take place over the weekend on Market Street featuring stalls with local food and craft, Christmas gifts, a Teddy workshop and Santa's Grotto.

Ballycastle Food Tour

Voted the best places to live in Northern Ireland by the Sunday Times and you can find out why. Join the food tour of Ballycastle this weekend and learn about local culture whilst tasting some of the best local foods.

Try an Ulster Fry ‘breakfast stack, Dart Mountain cheese, kelp pesto, Guinness bread in various venues during a fun and entertaining tour of the town.

The Jungle's Christmas Wonderland

This festive family event is unique in its offerings for not only can visitors share a meet and greet with Santa but, they can also have a giggle with his colourful Elves, enjoy The Jungle’s exciting adventure activities, get creative with a spot of Arts & Crafts, grab a cuddle in the Woodland Petting Farm or listen to Mrs Claus' tell a Christmas story.

Christmas @ Secret Valley

Enjoy a festive day out each weekend in December with keeper talks, arts & crafts, make Christmas presents for the animals, decorate Christmas cookies, take a ride on our Christmas train and lots more

Family Fun Night

 A fun night in Monaghan with all proceeds in aid of the LauraLynn children's hospice. There will be Christmas song, games, a bouncy castle and burgers.

Dun Laoghaire Antiques, Vintage & More Fair

Find everything you need for Christmas on Sunday featuring furniture & decor, jewellery, collectables, vintage fashion, unique gifts and pretty tableware and linen for the festive table in a stunning location overlooking Dun Laoghaire harbour.

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