It's the most wonderful time of the year and there's plenty to do in Dublin city centre for the family this Christmas season.

Some of the major shopping streets have their Christmas lights turned on bringing that unique festive experience to town, there are many Santa Grotto's spread throughout the city for you to choose fromArnott's, Jervis, Ilac, Stephen's Green Shopping Centre and Powerscourt Centre to name a few. If all that still isn’t enough, DublinTown has lined up free activities for the family.

During the next 4 weekends, Dublin city centre will host a selection of free festive activities including a giant snow globe which families and friends can go inside and have a picture taken. There will also have face painting, colouring activities, and much more. With the Christmas season on full swing, kids will be able to write letters to Santa and post it out using Santa Postbox.

Bring the family to town on November 28th and December 12th on Henry Street, and December 5th and 19th on top of Grafton Street to really get in the Christmas spirit. It's the perfect festive break to take with the family while soaking up the Christmas experience in town.

And as a special Christmas event, Luas have planned the ‘Luas Christmas Express’ on Saturday 5th December, which will be an unforgettable magical experience for families at the Stephen's Green Luas stop. Families will be able to enjoy lots of festive entertainment on board of a Luas tram including a choir, elves a very special guest and more.

If you plan on doing your Christmas Shopping while experiencing the Christmas atmosphere, DublinTown offers a free bag minding service where shoppers can store their shopping bags in a secure, convenient location - Jervis Shopping Centre or Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, and best of all it's free!

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For more information on what to do in Dublin this Christmas season, visit #DublinatChristmas