As December has graced us with its cold, wintery presence, I can think of no better way to get out and about (albeit very wrapped up) this festive season, than to pay a visit to the Docklands Christmas Market.
As December has graced us with its cold, wintery presence, I can think of no better way to get out and about (albeit very wrapped up) this festive season, than to pay a visit to the Docklands Christmas Market taking place in Dublin in the IFSC from December 3rd to the 22nd.   The Christmas markets of Germany are famous for evoking an unparalleled magical festive feeling. This year that authentic Germanic magic is coming to the Docklands Christmas Market. Now in its fifth year running, the infamous Market is being brought to Dublin by German events company, Go GmbH and will now run for 20 days, featuring some of Germany's most experienced Christmas marketers.   The Market will be filled with brightly decorated wooden huts and chalets selling an array of unique Christmas gifts, including beautiful Christmas decorations, hand made arts and crafts, and other unusual items that will make for the perfect Christmas gift. The Docklands will play host to almost one hundred German traders as well as plenty of home grown Irish stalls and an exciting mix of African traders.   There is of course, more to this festive event than shopping. Spilling over with all the traditional trimmings usually only found in the Winter markets of Munich, Berlin and Hamburg, visitors can enjoy the fresh aroma of roasted nuts and raisins alongside the delicious scent of beeswax candles. If this frosty freeze is too much you can always warm your insides with a glass of steaming Glühwein (the famous German mulled wine) and take in the brilliant hues and delights of the German candy stalls (my personal favourite aspect of the market).   The Market is a wonder to view. In the evening; it is softly lit with hundreds of Christmas lights and shoppers will be kept entertained by story tellers, carol singers and bands playing seasonal tunes.   With all of this going on, there is surely something to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. And while we can?t guarantee that the whether will have improved, we can guarantee the festive day out will have something for all.   For Further Information

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