The Guinness Storehouse Christmas Market Has Arrived (And They’re Taking Bookings!)

guinness winter market
Photos by @alenamelo

Yes, the Guinness Storehouse Christmas Market is a thing.

If you read our guide to Christmas markets in Dublin in 2020, you’ll know that it’s pretty slim pickings.

In fact, unless the Dublin Castle Christmas market returns later this month, there’s likely only going to be a handful of markets taking place.

The biggest market by a long shot is the recently announced Guinness Storehouse Christmas Market / Winter Village. Scroll to discover everything you need to know.

Eh, what’s this Guinness Storehouse Christmas market all about?!

Guinness Storehouse Christmas Market
Photo via the Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse Christmas market (or the Winter Village, as it’s officially known) is a month-long market taking place at St. James’s Gate.

For the month of December, there’ll be a Winter Village, complete with a line-up of local craft makers, artists and much more, occupying a section of the Storehouse grounds.

Right, but what can you do at it?!

inside the Guinness Christmas market
Photos by @wemakegoodireland

The Guinness Storehouse Christmas market, like many Christmas markets in Ireland this year, contains the usual mix of stalls with gifts and funky foods.

You can:

  • Browse through stalls a pick up a stocking filler or three
  • Chomp down on a festive treat
  • Have a nosey at stalls selling everything from crafts, jewellery and quirky cards to apparel, homewares and more

As the Guinness Storehouse Christmas market is taking place in the Home of Guinness, there’ll also be Guinness experts on hand to help you select the perfect gift for the Guinness fan in your life.

Food, pints and more tasty stuff

Storehouse Christmas market
Photos by @wemakegoodireland

If you fancy a feed, you’ll be able to wrap your mouth around some festive bites, from sweet treats to tasty cheese toasties.

Or, if you’d rather sit down and flake out for a bit, you can book a table at the 1837 Bar & Brasserie or Arthur’s Bar.

They’ll both be serving up fish pies, oysters and a hearty Guinness bacon double cheeseburger.

How to book a ticket 

So, there are a few different ticket options that you can go for, depending on what you want to see/do, how much you want to spend and all of that craic.

1. The winter village: Free

  • Discover an exciting line-up of local craft makers, food providers and artists
  • Check out the newly renovated Guinness Storehouse retail store filled with Guinness merch, experimental beers, glassware and Guinness treats
  • Meet Guinness experts who will be at hand to help you pick the perfect gift
  • Send a postcard to your friends (they’ll get a free visit to the Guinness Storehouse)
  • Grab 50% off your next visit to the Guinness Storehouse

2. Welcome back + winter village: From €15

  • Includes a guaranteed timed entrance
  • Explore the ingredients, history, and culture that tell the Guinness story
  • Select from a pint of Guinness or one of the other Guinness beers, or a soft drink to enjoy in the Gravity Bar
  • Access to Winter Village

3. Upgrade your experience + the winter village: €21

  • Guaranteed timed entrance
  • Explore the ingredients, history, and culture that tell the Guinness story
  • Select from a pint of Guinness or one of the other Guinness beers, or a soft drink to enjoy in the Gravity Bar
  • An additional pint and choose from The Stoutie, a pint featuring your face or The Guinness Academy where you will learn how to pour your very own pint of Guinness
  • Access to Winter Village and Guinness Storehouse retail store

4. Guided experience + the winter village: €30

  • Guaranteed timed entrance 
  • Explore the ingredients, history, and culture that tell the Guinness story
  • A fully guided tour and experience with a Guinness Ambassador
  • Select from a pint of Guinness or one of the other Guinness beers, or a soft drink to enjoy in the Gravity Bar
  • An additional pint and choose from The Stoutie, a pint featuring your face or The Guinness Academy where you will learn how to pour your very own pint of Guinness
  • Access to Winter Village and Guinness Storehouse retail store

Looking for things to do in Dublin in December?

the ticknock walk
Photo left: J.Hogan. Right: Jemma See (Shutterstock)

You’ll discover heaps of places to visit and bits to keep you occupied in our guide to the best things to do in Dublin in 2020.

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