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Mistletown Dublin 2022: Expected Dates, Activities + Entertainment

Mistletown Dublin 2022: Expected Dates, Activities + Entertainment

Mistletown Dublin is the Christmas market that never was.

For the last two years the organisers, like most Dublin Christmas markets, have had to cancel what was due to be the ‘biggest indoor Christmas experience in Ireland’.

However, with things relatively back to normal in 2022, there’s no reason why this year shouldn’t go ahead. Discover everything we know so far below.

Some quick need-to-knows about Mistletown Dublin 2022

mistletown Christmas market

Photo by Brian McEvoy from Pictures in Publicity (via RAW Marketing)

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.

1. Location

Mistletown Dublin is 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.

2. Dates

Although still TBC, if the dates for this year’s market follow what was proposed for previous years, it’ll run between December 3rd and 23rd. We’ll update this guide when we hear more.

3. Admission

Admission to Mistletown Dublin was due to be free in previous years. If it goes ahead, there’ll be plenty of stalls selling festive treats and gifts inside.

4. Parking

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

smithfield Christmas market

Photo via Google Maps

Although several articles online refer to it as the ‘New Smithfield Christmas Market’, Mistletown was due to be held in Dublin’s woefully neglected Fruit and Veg Market (here on Google Maps).

If it finally runs in 2022, 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 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 to expect from the Mistletown Christmas Market

mistletown dublin

Photo left: Google Maps. Right: Brian McEvoy from Pictures in Publicity

Although still TBC, Mistletown Dublin, if it follows what was promised in previous years, 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 brand new market hopefully 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 selling everything from wooden toys and jewellery to antiques, handmade chocolates, Christmas jumpers and more.

You can step back into Christmases of the past at the vintage carnival. 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, Mistletown is set to boast a solid food offering for those that arrive with an appetite.

In the Artisan Food Village (TBC), 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

The ‘live’ element that was proposed for the previous Mistletown Christmas Markets sounded excellent, with different acts set to perform every day on stage.

The scheduled performances included a Santa visit, bands, choirs, solo performances, school performances and dance troops.

There’s also set to be a bar serving up all of the usual winter and festive favourites such as mulled wine, hot buttered rum, gin and tonic, hot port and port and chocolate.

Other Dublin Christmas markets

christmas market in dublin castle

Photos by The Irish Road Trip

Dubin is fairly woeful when it comes to festive markets. Over the years, the likes of the Smithfield Christmas Market and the one in the CHQ have disappeared.

However, the Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market and the Dublin Castle Christmas Market have been nice addition to the capital, as have several other smaller events (see our Dublin Christmas Market guide).

Further afield, the Wicklow Christmas Market has been confirmed, as have:

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 3rd and running until the 23rd (still TBC).

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.

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