Top 10 Festive Favourites this Christmas in Limerick

Limerick has always had a magical atmosphere at Christmas time and this year is set to be bigger and better than ever! Here’s a roundup of some of the Christmas crackers you won’t want to miss this festive season!

1. Get the Festive Feeling at the Christmas Village 

Arthur’s Quay Park is Christmas central this year! Gather with family and friends at the Christmas Village and enjoy vintage amusements and carnival games, strap on your skates and take to the ice, or wrap your hands around a delicious hot chocolate and simply soak up the festive spirit!  

Food lovers can feast on everything from German Bratwurst, traditional crepes, mini doughnuts and other tempting treats! For those who fancy a tasty tipple, the Ice Bar is just the spot to toast the season and enjoy a pre-party get together before a night on the tiles in Limerick city centre! 

Christmas in Limerick. Photo: Paul Corey Photography

2. A Christmas Tale at the Castle  

Spend an enchanted evening at a Christmas Tale at King John's Castle! Experience Limerick’s majestic medieval fortress like never before as the castle courtyard comes to life with colourful illuminations in an immersive 3D audiovisual festive animation show! Afterwards visitors will be able to soak up the atmosphere as carol singers treat audiences to cheerful Christmas classics and food trucks serve up tasty seasonal treats!  

Christmas in Limerick. Photo: Paul Corey Photography

3. ‘Tis the Season to be Freezin’

Limerick on Ice is back and we are so here for it! Experience the magic of real ice at one of Limerick’s most celebrated Christmas attractions. Whether you're a seasoned skater or a complete beginner, this is the ultimate winter fun activity for all to enjoy!

Family skating at Limerick on Ice. Photo: Paul Corey Photography

4. Happy Days at the Christmas Tree Maze

Prepare to be a-mazed at this new free family festive fun experience! Little ones and the young at heart are invited to wander through the magical Christmas Tree Maze, discover all its secrets and make it through to the other side!

Christmas in Limerick. Photo: Paul Corey Photography

5. And They’re Off!

A day at the races has fast become a seasonal tradition in the Irish sporting calendar. The Limerick Christmas Racing Festival is the ideal place to continue the festive celebrations in style with excellent racing action and plenty of entertainment off track!

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6. Festive Foodie Favourites

Enjoy the delicious buzz of Christmas at Limerick Milk Market with a range of themed markets, handmade crafts and gifts, seasonal foods, local fashion and festive fun set to take place throughout December!

Limerick Milk Market. Picture: Alan Place

7. Around the World at Wintertime

Come celebrate Christmas customs and winter traditions at International Christmas in Limerick! Join Limerick’s international communities in the Hunt Museum for a day of Mexican music and decoration making, Polish Christmas carolling, Indian dance and cultural displays from around the world!

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8. Strike a pose!

The nationally renowned Holman Lee Agency presents Christmas Fashion on the Streets of Limerick showcasing the latest trends and accessories from Limerick's leading fashion houses and designers with plenty of spot prizes on the day to add to the magical Christmas spirit!

Homan Lee Agency Fashion

9. Get Crafty this Christmas

Nothing says Christmas like twinkling lights on winter nights! Join Lumen Street Theatre for a fun-filled festive workshop to make your very own magical lantern before coming together for the Parade of Lanterns to show off your colourful crafty creations!

Lantern Making Workshops & Parade of Lanterns

10. A December to Remember

Join family and friends for an evening of festive fun at the Treaty City Brewery Night Fair in Limerick's Medieval Quarter. With Christmas gift ideas from local artisan producers and craft-makers, tasty treats to tempt the tastebuds and Treaty City brews on tap, it’s a sure-fire way to get everyone in the festive mood!

Medieval Quarter Festive Night Fair. Photo: Liam Burke/Press 22

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Treaty Stone Limerick. Photo Piotr Machowczyk