The Mistletown Christmas Market is going to be a hell of an indoor fun experience this Christmas in Ireland. Credit goes to a whopping 6623m sq of floor space alongside Fruit and Veg Market near Smithfield offers.
Starting on December fifth, it’s all set to offer everything from traditional crafts to artisan food with live music entertainment, bar, and more.
In this article, you will find everything from scratch to know more about The Mistletown Christmas Market coming to the city in the coming December.
- 1 Where is Mistletown Christmas Market taking place?
- 2 What’s in store for those who visit the Mistletown Christmas market?
- 3 Dublin: A Christmas Shopping Guide
- 4 When in Ireland, Don’t Forget to Visit Belfast – A Quick Guide
Where is Mistletown Christmas Market taking place?
The most famous iconic wholesale fruit and vegetable market building in Dublin near Smithfield has been chosen for the Mistletown Christmas Market.
Bad weather won’t affect the market because most of the entertainment and stall will be undercover. It is nothing short of welcoming news to anyone who rained on at last year’s market.
When it’s starting?
The Mistletown Christmas market will commence on December fifth and set to run until December twenty-third, if all goes to design.
The business sectors won’t run all week long, notwithstanding. Here’s a breakdown of the regular running dates:
- Saturday fifth and Sunday sixth: 10 am – 10 pm.
- Thursday tenth and Friday eleventh: 12 pm – 10 pm
- Saturday twelfth and Sunday thirteenth: 10 am – 10 pm
- Wednesday sixteenth until Friday eighteenth: 12 pm – 10 pm
- Saturday nineteenth until Tuesday 22nd: 10 am – 10 pm
- Wednesday 23rd: 10 am – 6 pm
What’s in store for those who visit the Mistletown Christmas market?
Although we have not got any photos or leaks so far regarding this fantastic event. Those who set up this market or outlining the procedure have released detailed info on what to expect.
From live entertainment to bars, crafts, a vintage carnival, you will be getting everything.
Crafts and a vintage carnival
The traditional craft town is at the core of the Mistletown Christmas market. There will be up to 80 slows down with presents for everybody on your rundown.
You’ll be capable up to get wooden toys, gems, collectibles, handcrafted chocolates, Christmas jumpers, and high-quality Christmas beautifications among substantially more.
You can venture once again into the Christmas’ of the past at the vintage fair at Middletown. The genuine pearl here is the full-size Victorian Carousel which goes back to the 1890s.
You can likewise appreciate the wooden wheel, junior merry go round, carnival games, and vintage haphazard.
Food, food, and more food
The Mistletown Christmas Market is set to offer a solid food festival offering for those that love eating.
In the Artisan Food Village, you are expected to find more than 20 food vendors and stalls to choose from. Crapes, bratwurst, mince pies, and hot chocolate will be there to satisfy your appetite.
Festive drinks and entertainment
There will be something new going on during the entire Mistletown Christmas Market with live exhibitions on the principle stage.
The planned exhibitions incorporate a Santa visit, groups, ensembles, solo exhibitions, school exhibitions, and move troops.
Finely found right close to the stage is the Mistletown Bar. They’ll be serving all your winter and festive top picks, for example, reflected on wine, hot buttered rum, gin and tonic, hot port and port and chocolate.
Dublin: A Christmas Shopping Guide
A visit to Dublin is an exceptional experience no matter what time of year but going Christmas shopping in Dublin offers unique opportunities found nowhere else in the world. Henry St. and Grafton St. not only provide a satisfactory shopping experience but feature strolling street musicians known as Buskers, carolers, and young lads dressed in Santa costumes spreading holiday cheer. The side streets in this area have special festive stalls where unique gift items are bearing Irish surnames and family coats-of-arms.
Dublin Town Centre is host to 160 shops of every description from House of Fraser to GAP. A short distance away with special weekend transportation available is Kildare Village, which is a discount and outlet store mecca. Designer label merchandise is found here with an average 60% discount.
Powerscourt Townhouse is a 1774 mansion offering breathtaking architectural features complete with a grand staircase. Upscale shops selling antiques and fine jewelry are located here. Nearby is House of Ireland catering to Waterford crystal, fine Irish linens, and other dining table accessories.
Another unique Christmas shopping spot is 12 Days of Christmas in Point Village open from December fourth to 23rd. Unique wooden chalet stalls display a wealth of gift selections. Shoppers may take a ride on a special Ferris-wheel or be entertained by live onstage music.
Docklands Christmas Festival Market
One attraction not to be missed in Dublin is Docklands Christmas Festival Market. Handmade crafts, wooden toys, ceramics, and uniquely-fashioned jewelry are sold here. There are also food stalls famous for mince pies, hot chocolate, and mulled wine. There is also a special carousel to be enjoyed by both the young and the young at heart.
Cow’s Lane in Dublin is one of the most popular markets featuring fashions, fashion accessories, photography, and unique artwork as well.
Farmleigh Christmas Market
Another special shopping experience can be obtained by visiting Farmleigh Christmas Market open each December weekend before Christmas. While this market mainly features Irish foods, there are barbershop quartets, carriage rides, magicians, and storytellers to regale shoppers as well.
Perhaps the unique shopping area in Dublin is Smithfield which is host to 50 flea market stalls offering gently-used vintage and retro items. Another very unique shopping mecca is Fitzwilliam Square Christmas Market where shoppers will find wooden chalet and gazebo stalls selling one-of-a-kind wares. Along with the wares, shoppers may pause for a mince pie, mulled wine, and a visit to Santa’s Grotto.
Approximately 130 Dublin hotels ranging from 5 stars to budget price range are available. If desired, Dublin hotels may be found near the airport and of course the golf course. Hotels are within walking distance of the shops due to the compactness of the city. Hotels in ancient castles await guests as well.
Is this the Smithfield Christmas market?
Since distributing this article a week or so prior, we’ve had 10+ messages inquiring as to whether this will be the ‘new Smithfield Christmas market’.
Along these lines, this Christmas market isn’t entirely Smithfield itself – it’s in the old leafy foods market working close to Smithfield.
We haven’t heard whether there will be any Christmas showcases in Smithfield this year, yet we’ll refresh this guide when we do.
When in Ireland, Don’t Forget to Visit Belfast – A Quick Guide
Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland. The city is the largest in Northern Ireland and the second largest on the island of Ireland. Located amongst stunning scenery, the city is surrounded by the Glens of Antrim, Castlereagh Hills, Divis Mountain, Cavehill, and Black Mountain. The city has a mild, though occasionally rainy climate, and it boasts a population of 276,459 inhabitants.
The Iron Gae of Belfast
Belfast has been a settlement since Bronze Age times, and examples of Iron Age hill forts can be seen within the city. It was during the 18th century that Belfast began to become the bustling, industrial city that it is today. Between 1969 and the late 1990s, the city suffered under ‘The Troubles’ – sectarian conflict between republicans and loyalists. However, following a ceasefire by both sides, Belfast has become a popular tourist destination.
Some notable attractions within the city include the impressive City Hall, which was opened in 1906 and is a stunning Classical Renaissance landmark. Resting close to City Hall is the equally remarkable Saint Anne’s Cathedral and also the lovely Victorian-built, Belfast Central Library. Another Victorian-built landmark is the striking Queens University Belfast, which rests amongst beautiful gardens. Equally famed for its architecture is the Crown Liquor Saloon, which has remained unchanged since Victorian times and is charmingly gas-lit.
For the Love of Nature
For those interested in nature, Belfast is home to the lovely Botanical Gardens, featuring a mixture of local, rare, and tropical plants. Another popular outdoor attraction within the city is Belfast Zoo, which is involved in worldwide breeding programs. Many visitors to the city follow the Mural Tour of large-wall political paintings that can be seen throughout the city. While, for those less politically-minded, the city offers an abundance of cafes, pubs, and shops – particularly in Smithfield Market, where independent retailers sell one-of-a-kind items.
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