Micheal J. Banks

Tag: Festive

Drive-in: Christmas Movies (Swords)

Drive-in: Christmas Movies (Swords)

Winter Lights

Winter Lights

Full List of Projection Locations:

  • City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2
  • Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8
  • Covanta Dublin Waste to Energy Plant, Poolbeg, Dublin 4
  • The Custom House, North Dock, Dublin 1
  • The GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
  • The Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
  • The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
  • Smithfield Square, Dublin 7
  • Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2
  • The Mater Hospital

Full List of Lighting Locations:

  • Millennium Bridge
  • O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
  • Parliament Street, Dublin 2
  • Samuel Beckett Bridge
  • Capital Dock
  • The Jeanie Johnston Ship
  • CHQ Triumphal Arch

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Pearse Lyons Distillery Christmas Concert in Aid of SVP Dublin 8

Pearse Lyons Distillery Christmas Concert in Aid of SVP Dublin 8

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Miracle on 34th Street is a 1994 American Christmas fantasy film written and produced by John Hughes, and directed by Les Mayfield (the two would reunite for 1997’s Flubber). It stars Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins, and Dylan McDermott, and is the fourth remake (and the second theatrical version) of the original 1947 film. Like the original, this film was released by 20th Century Fox. The New York City based Macy’s department store declined any involvement with this remake, so the fictitious “Cole’s” became its replacement. Gimbels had gone out of business in 1987; hence it was replaced by the fictional “Shopper’s Express”.

7 Christmas Dates Ideas

7 Christmas Dates Ideas


Screening: Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)

Screening: Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)

After snarky youth Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) loses track of his father at the airport, he mistakenly gets on a plane headed for New York City — while the rest of the McCallisters fly to Florida. Now alone in the Big Apple, Kevin cons his way into a room at the Plaza Hotel and begins his usual antics. But when Kevin discovers that the Sticky Bandits (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) are on the loose, he struggles to stop them from robbing an elderly man’s toy store just before Christmas.

*Booking Required.

Guinness Winterfest

Guinness Winterfest

This December, Guinness Winterfest comes to the Guinness Open Gate Brewery.

About this Event

This is no ordinary Christmas festival, at Guinness Winterfest guests can also expect a music and entertainment line-up full to the brim with Christmas feels, programmed by music promoter and Dublin publican, John Mahon. They’ll find live DJs and bands lighting up the stage, bump into up and coming buskers or belt out their own tunes in the karaoke caravan. Christmas tunes will be flowing from everyone’s festive favourites to the much-loved score from the much-loved Guinness Christmas ad.

Guests can look forward to browsing through the festival stalls in search for unique stocking fillers or a festive treat for themselves! There’ll be fun and different gifts that go beyond the usual Christmas wish list on sale from trend-setting Irish creatives. Expect unexpected crafts and jewellery, prints and quirky cards, apparel and homewares, confectionery and decorations. From self-gifting to finding something for a best friend, there will be something for everyone.


Curated by food connoisseur, Ali Dunworth, Guinness Winterfest will play host to foodies who will take up residency at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery across the festival weekends. They will create festive favourites from sweet treats such as churros with delicious chocolate dip to savoury to bubbling cheese toasties – all perfectly paired with delicious pints of Guinness. As the Guinness Open Gate Brewery is the home to all beer innovation and experimentation, Guinness brewers and beer sommeliers will create special winter brews to be enjoyed with the tasty dishes.


Guinness Winterfest will roll out serious festive feels from Thursday 5th December to Sunday 8th December 2019 and from Thursday 12th December to Sunday 15th December 2019. It will be open to members of the public, aged 18 and over, from 4-10pm on Thursday and Friday, from 1-10pm on Saturday and from 1-7pm on Sunday.

Tickets are on sale now and priced at €10.00 including booking fee which include access to Guinness Winterfest plus a pint of Guinness or one of the festive inspired Guinness Open Gate brewer’s experimental beers.

Tickets are not valid for every night. Please be sure to purchase the ticket for the evening you wish to attend.

Follow Guinness Open Gate Brewery to find out more:

Instagram: @guinnessopengatebrewery

Twitter: @OpenGateBrewery

Website: http://www.guinnessopengate.com


Guinness Open Gate Brewery is strictly over 18s. Enjoy Guinness sensibly. Visit http://www.drinkaware.ie

Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo

Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo

Wild Lights, the spectacular night-time experience at Dublin Zoo, is back and it’s like nothing you’ve seen before! Showcasing a brand new theme – Stories, Myths and Legends.

With magical scenes from well-known stories like the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan and the Jungle Book…to best-loved nursery rhymes and characters from Irish Mythology – all brought to life by dazzling, giant colourful silk lanterns!

See over a thousand breath-taking, illuminated lanterns transform Dublin Zoo into an enchanted wonderland as darkness falls.

Along the way enjoy the live Chinese performers before visiting the food and drink stalls for some tasty and warming treats!

Tickets for Wild Lights are on sale from September 18th for annual pass holders and September 20th, at dublinzoo.ie/wildlights

Note: Children and visitors under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times and teenagers may be required to show ID.

Ticket Prices
Adults €20
Senior Citizen €16
Student €16
Child €15
Under 3s Free

(a ticket is still required that must be added to online purchase free of charge)

Annual Pass Holders
Adult €18
Child €12

Wild Lights tickets do not need to be printed and can be presented on your mobile device as an e-ticket.

Printed tickets are also accepted.

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