Mistletown Dublin, the largest indoor Christmas market in Ireland, is no longer taking place.
It was due to take place in the Fruit and Veg market in Dublin 7 near Mary Street, from Saturday, December 4th 2021.
However, they updated their website to say that the event would no longer be taking place. Hopefully the other Dublin Christmas markets won’t end up going the same way…
Below, you’ll find info on the Mistletown Dublin dates, what to expect and where to grab parking nearby. Dive on in.
Some quick need-to-knows about Mistletown Dublin
Although a visit to the Mistletown Christmas market will be fairly straightforward, there are a few need-to-knows that’ll make your visit that bit more enjoyable.
Mistletown Dublin was set to take place in the city’s historic fruit and veg market in Dublin 7, less than a 10-minute walk from Smithfield. See it here on Google Maps.
The Mistletown team announced on their website that, due to, ‘uncertainty around Covid and the attendant financial risks’ it’ll no longer be taking place. This is now the second year in a row that it has been cancelled.
Admission to Mistletown Dublin was due to be free. There’ll be plenty of stalls selling festive treats and gifts when you arrive.
So, although there’s no parking at the Mistletown Christmas market, there’s plenty to be had nearby. There’s the Jervis Car Park (here on Maps), a handy 5-minute walk away and there’s Park Rite in Smithfield (here on Maps), a 10-minute stroll away.
About the Mistletown Christmas market
So, Mistletown Dublin was actually due to start last year, but we all know how that went…! And this year is history repeating itself.
The Mistletown Christmas market is set to be the biggest indoor Christmas experience in Ireland, thanks to the whopping 6,623m sq of floor space the Fruit and Veg Market near Smithfield offers.
The Mistletown Christmas market will have a little bit of something to tickle most fancies, from food stalls and a Christmas Craft Village to a bar and numerous events.
What you can expect from the Mistletown Christmas Market in 2022 (…hopefully!)
Kicking off around December 4th, Mistletown Dublin is set to offer everything from artisan food and traditional crafts to live music entertainment, a bar and more.
Below, you’ll find everything that you need to know about this exciting market coming to the city in December.
1. Craft market and vintage carnival
The traditional craft village is at the heart of the Mistletown Christmas market, and it dates back to the 1890’s. There will be up to 80 stalls with gifts for everyone on your list.
You’ll be able up to pick up wooden toys, jewellery, antiques, handmade chocolates, Christmas jumpers and handmade Christmas decorations amongst much more.
You can step back into the Christmas’ of the past at the vintage carnival at Mistletown. The real gem here is the full-size Victorian Carousel which dates back to the 1890s. You can also enjoy the wooden wheel, junior carousel, fairground games and vintage helter skelter.
2. Food, food and more food
Like many of the Christmas markets Ireland has to offer, Mistletown is set to boast a solid food offering for those that arrive with an appetite.
In the Artisan Food Village, you’ll find over 20 vendors and stalls to choose from with crepes, bratwurst, mince pies and hot chocolate all expected to be served up.
3. Festive drinks and entertainment
There will be something new going on every day of the Mistletown Dublin, with live performances on the main stage.
The scheduled performances include a Santa visit, bands, choirs, solo performances, school performances and dance troops.
Finely located right next to the stage is the Mistletown Bar. They’ll be serving all your winter and festive favourites such as mulled wine, hot buttered rum, gin and tonic, hot port and port and chocolate.
Other Dublin Christmas markets
So, there are usually a number of Christmas markets in Dublin. However, many have yet to confirm whether they’re going ahead.
Here are some that have run back when life was normal (we’ll update them when we hear more):
FAQs about the the Mistletown Christmas Market
We’ve had a lot of questions over the last day alone asking about Mistletown Dublin, from when it starts to what to expect.
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.
What are the dates for Mistletown Dublin 2022?
The Mistletown Christmas Market will hopefully take place over several weekends in December, starting on the 4th and running until the 23rd.
What is there to do at the Mistletown Christmas Market?
There’ll be everything from stalls selling gifts and food to a festive bar, live entertainment and plenty more.
Elisha is a freelance writer, content creator and blogger and her work can be read in Lonely Planet, Remote Lands and Matador Network. You’ll usually find her travelling in offbeat places or hiking wherever there are mountains; always with a camera in hand.