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It’s Official: The Dublin Castle Christmas Market Is BACK In 2021

It’s Official: The Dublin Castle Christmas Market Is BACK In 2021

Yep, it’s official – the Dublin Castle Christmas markets are BACK in 2021!

And it’s looking like they’ll be the only Christmas markets in Dublin taking place this year after Mistletown announced it wouldn’t be going ahead.

Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about the Dublin Castle Christmas market 2021, from the dates and what’s on to where to stay and more.

The 2021 Dublin Castle Christmas market dates

dublin castle Christmas market

Photos by The Irish Road Trip

It has been confirmed that the 2021 Dublin Castle Christmas market will take place from Wednesday, December 8th until Tuesday, December 21st.

This is the second time there’s been a Christmas market in Dublin Castle – the first was launched in 2019 and it received reasonably good reviews online.

However, this year, the market is set to have a packed calendar of events along with a mix of entertainment, stalls and more, as you’ll discover below.

What to expect if you plan on visiting the Dublin Castle Christmas market in 2021

Christmas market in dublin castle

Photo by The Irish Road Trip

So, if you visited the Dublin Castle Christmas market back in 2019, you’ll remember that the entrance was lined with hundreds of Christmas trees.

When you made your way past them you found yourself in a big courtyard, packed with stalls, amusement rides, an open-air bar and more.

This years markets look to be going in a similar direction. Here’s an overview of the different food, entertainment and stalls you can expect.

The stalls

The courtyard of Dublin Castle will be filled with 30 traditional alpine market stalls buckling under a mixture of food, crafts and gift ideas. Here are some of the stalls you can expect:

  • Michele Hannan Ceramics
  • Inna Design
  • Oileann Jewellery
  • Sweet Jewels
  • Precious Amber
  • Bombay Banshee
  • Glasnevin Glass
  • Wildbird studio
  • Bend in the Barrow
  • Orlden
  • Dadaki
  • Peter Gordon Photography
  • Alphabet Jigsaws
  • Allypals
  • And many more

The food

The 2021 Dublin Castle Christmas market has a solid offering of food stalls, with a mix of funky burgers and sweet treats. Here are some of the food stalls you can expect:

  • Handsome Burger
  • Los Chicanos
  • Griolladh
  • Corleggy Cheeses Raclette
  • The Smoken Grillhouse
  • Chocallure
  • Sweet Churro
  • The Crepe Box
  • Ciao Cannoli
  • Nutty Delights
  • Beanery 76
  • The Buddy Cup

The entertainment

There’s be a lot of entertainment to be enjoyed at the Dublin Castle Christmas market, with everyone from the Dublin Gospel Choir and Cantairí Óga Átha Cliath to New Dublin Voices and Crux Vocal ensemble taking to the stage.

There’s also Playlist (four superb musicians that have performed nationwide), Glória (Dublin’s Lesbian and Gay Choir) and more.

You need to book tickets for the Christmas markets in Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle Christmas market

Photo by Derek Cullen via Ireland’s Content Pool

Yep, it’s not ideal, but you’re going to have to book tickets in advance if you fancy visiting the Dublin Castle Christmas market.

You can book the tickets here, just keep in mind that you need to book in the time and date, and that these cannot be changed once you’ve booked them.

FAQs about Christmas at Dublin Castle

We’ve had a lot of questions over the last couple of hours asking about everything from ‘Are the markets not cancelled?’ to ‘Do you definitely have to book tickets?’

In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.

Is the Dublin Castle Christmas market definitely going ahead?

Yep! It has been confirmed that the 2021 Dublin Castle Christmas market will take place from Wednesday, December 8th until Tuesday, December 21st.

Do you need to book tickets?

It’s sounds like you’re going need to book tickets for the markets, but we’re waiting on more info on how this will work.

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Emily Dunne

Tuesday 30th of November 2021

Do you need a vaccine to attend market?

Tasha

Friday 26th of November 2021

What times do the Christmas markets open and close till? Thank you

Ann van den ancker

Wednesday 17th of November 2021

When will tickets for Xmas market be available?

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