The 'Robin Hood' Christmas Panto, and Gaiety Panto's 'The Snow Queen' - Dublin

If you don't attend at least one Panto show at Christmas - is it even Christmas? Dublin has all of the best shows on offer as always, with The Snow Queen and Robin Hood leading the festive charge this year. Tickets for both shows can be found by heading to the respective theatre's website. For Robin Hood click here, while for The Snow Queen head here.


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Winterval - Waterford

Winterval in Waterford has already begun. There are many free and payed events happening around the festival that are sure to get you in the festive cheer. Head over to their website for a full list of events that are happening right through until December 23rd.


'Cinderella' - Cork

A Christmas event guide without a 'Cinderella' Panto would be a sin. If you love a story about glass slippers, ugly sisters, and a handsome prince - then this one is for you. Running from December 1st right up until January 13th, tickets can be found at The Everyman Theatre's website.


Santa Dash - Dublin

You better be quick for this one, as the Santa Dash is taking place on December 2nd. Have a festive laugh along Clontarf while running either a 5K or 10K run for charity Epilepsy Ireland this year. You can register here - there was still time to register for the run at the time of writing. To spur you on, here's a snippet of the madness from last year.


Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra - Kerry

Always an event where tickets are like gold-dust, the ever-popular Jenny Greene and RTE Concert Orchestra team-up still have tickets available. Playing the INEC Killarney on Friday and Saturday 7th and 8th of December, tickets can be found on Ticketmaster.

Galway Continental Christmas Market - Galway

This is the final event in our Christmas event guide that'll wrap things up before Christmas. Having kicked-off mid November, the Galway Christmas Market has returned for another year of festivities. Featuring over 50 wooden chalets, the German beer tent, a 32 metre high Big Wheel, and even Santa's Grotto, it's sure to keep everyone entertained this season. See their Facebook page for more information.


New Year's Festival 2018 - Dublin

And if we make it through all of the turkey and selection boxes, it'll be time to ring in the new year in style. Now in its seventh year, New Year's Festival Dublin announced three New Year’s Eve events for this year. The Custom House, Dublin’s iconic landmark, will be the centre for NYF Dublin’s three countdown events; Liffey Lights Midnight Moment - Matinee; the 3Countdown Concert featuring Gavin James; and the Liffey Lights Midnight Moment. Ticket info can be found here.