Tis (almost) the season and the most magnificent news that a Christmas Market is being built on Dublin’s Stephen’s Green has us feeling all festive.
With more than 60 trade concessions located in traditional wooden chalets along the exterior of St Stephen’s Green Park between Grafton Street and Merrion Row, the Market will offer a unique selection of quality Irish made handcrafted gift items, including accessories, woodcrafts, jams, preserves and prints, as well as seasonal food and drinks to include charcoal grills, crepes, bratwurst, chocolate fountain, gluhwein, and other seasonal non-alcoholic drinks.
Traditional Christmas Markets originate from the centre of Europe, and are extremely popular in countries including Austria, Germany, Northern Italy and France. While Christmas is a peak time for retailers, Christmas Markets have proven to be extremely successful in attracting additional people into town centres and encouraging consumers to spend their money locally as opposed to shopping online.
Entertainment from local choirs and carollers will also help get visitors into the festive spirit.
The market will be organised in conjunction with the official Dublin at Christmas celebrations, which is a partnership between Dublin City BID and Dublin City Council.
It will be launched on 13th November, the same day that the Grafton Street Christmas lights are turned on, transforming the city centre into a wonderful winter wonderland.