It might not be the biggest or the best Christmas market in Europe. But, at least it is a Christmas market. There are normally several Christmas markets arranged in Dublin, but the only one you can trust will surely arrive is the one arranged in Dublin Castle.
The Christmas market in Dublin Castle isn’t the biggest you have ever seen. But, it is arranged in a beautiful environment, and you will find lots of stalls where you can buy snacks that will make you feel good. The Christmas market is beautifully decorated, the most famous in Dublin, even though it was only born in 2019.9
There are a few other Christmas markets in Dublin, but it is hard to know exactly where they are and when they will open. The most famous is Mistletown Dublin. This market is arranged in a fruit and vegetable market in the seventh district of Dublin.
Dublin Castle Christmas Market 2023
December 6 – December 19.
The Christmas market is open daily between 12:00 and 21:00. We are promised about 25 stalls where you can buy products to eat and bring home as souvenirs, and there will also be a vintage carousel on site for the children. If you are hungry, the stalls are perfect for buying crepes, sweet churros, pizza, hamburgers, and other snacks.
Dates for the Christmas market in earlier years.
- Dublin Castle Christmas Market 2022: December 8th – December 21st
Where to live near the Christmas market in Dublin?
The ideal place to live is near the Christmas market, close to Dublin Castle. This is a great idea, not only during the Christmas season, but also during the rest of the year. Why is that? If you live near Dublin Castle, it means that you are living in the center of Dublin, close to the Temple Bar District, and other central areas in Dublin. This is ideal for any tourist who wants to discover and explore Dublin for a couple of days.
Look at the map below to see different hotels and apartments close to Dublin Castle. Most of them have price estimations as well, meaning that you can find accommodation close to Dublin Castle that suits your requirements and financial situation at the same time.
We hope the map above will help you find a place to live during your trip to Dublin.
Some pictures from the Christmas market by Dublin Castle.
Mistletown is a Christmas market located at the “City Fruit and Veg Market.” If you come by car, it is possible to park near the market, but if you are unable to find a parking lot, you can try by “Jervis Street Car Park” or “Jervis Shopping Centre Car Park” only five minutes from the Christmas market.
It is free to enter the Christmas market which normally opens on the first weekend (Saturday and Sunday) in December. It is later open from Wednesday to Sunday, until the last week before Christmas when it is open every day. This is the normal procedure, but it might change. Below you can see the exact dates for this Christmas market.
Mistletown Dublin dates 2023:
Unfortunately, there will be no Mistletown in Dublin in 2023.
The arrangers hope that Mistletown will return to Dublin in 2024, but we cannot promise anything yet.