Phew.. we have made it safe and well to the end of 2020. Although the year has been a strange one, let’s hope that as restrictions lift we can get back to our wonderful capital. We very much look forward to supporting our wonderful neighbours and exploring our new look city with lots of terraced dining options or bites to go.. Join us in celebrating Dublin and breathing much needed life back to her streets & shops. Many of the below events are now online but still all are connected to this great Baile Átha Cliath.
Gifted Fair 1t – 31st December
Well it would not be December without The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair in the RDS. A wonderful showcase of Irish products from unique brands and artisan food producers. They will be back in “person” early December 2021 but for 2020 we can skip Dublin 4 traffic and browse their great offering all from the comfort of our couch. They really do have a gift for everyone and it is just wonderful to be able to support local.
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Dublin Book Festival from 27th November – 6th of December
This has always been a mainstay in the Dublin literary scene and now we can enjoy some of the 40 events online. The backdrop of Dublin – and some of its intimate and quirky venues will host some of these events. There are children’s storytelling, illustration workshops and of course a writing workshop to get you started! Link
Dublin Festive Gatherings
With level 3 restrictions looking likely, should you be tasked with arranging a long awaited get together for family or friends. Why not check out an overnight at the Fitzwilliam Hotel with private/casual dinner or even fine dining in Glovers Alley. Hop in the lift to your super stylish guestroom.
Make the most of our superb location and soak up some of the unique Dublin in December atmosphere also
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Christmas shopping – 6pm 24th December
While technically not an “event” – after the year we have had, we think the possibility of a stroll down gorgeous Grafton Street should be on everyone’s must do list. Our local shops, friends and neighbours need our support and there are just so many fabulous places to discover or rediscover.
Present for Dad or your brother from Patrick Sheary Menswear, your Mum from The Kilkenny Shop, your Aunt or sister from the super team at Stable, great kids gifts from our fabulous friends at Cogs and enjoy 10% discount if you show your Fitzwilliam room key.
And finally pick you some festive flowers from our much loved and missed flower sellers. Now that is what I call a successful Christmas shopping expedition.
Handel’s Messiah Online Event 3rd December
Handel’s Messiah will be performed by the Irish Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir Ireland. This will be an online event of course and can be enjoyed for up to 48 hours.
First performed in Fishamble Street in Dublin in 1742 – this classic is a can’t miss this December
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Winterlights 1-31st December
A benefit of these wintry longer evenings is that we will get a chance to enjoy Dublin’s Winterlights festival. For the month of December some of Dublin’s iconic buildings and bridges are illuminated. See The GPO, Trinity College Dublin and Samuel Beckett Bridge twinkle and sparkle at this most wonderful time of the year
For more details find out here.
December Dublin Family Day Out
Enjoy a visit to Dublin zoo, Epic, MoLI, The Little Museum of Dublin – pre booking for all is essential given restrictions – that’s the only work you need to do and then treat your nearest and dearest to a day or two in the capital enjoying the sights and sounds of our great capital.
Check into The Fitzwilliam Hotel, park up the car and let us do the rest.
Link here for further details.
31st December Best dining experience of the year
Given the “different” year we have just had/endured!! – we are most definitely saving the best until last with our New Year’s Eve ultimate dining package
Delight your taste buds with Andy Mc Fadden’s fantabulous tasting menu which is available to you on 31.12.2020
And what could be better than pressing the lift button to retire to the luxurious surroundings of your guestroom
Details on our NYE finest dining package are available here