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A very Limerick Christmas 2023 offers a feast of festive fun!

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Limerick Christmas 2023 – with ice skating, Santa visits and pantos there is something magical for everyone to enjoy

Limerick Christmas 2023 promises family outings, choral concerts, and theatre performances

‘Tis the season to be jolly in Limerick with a host of Christmas festivities ready to take off like Santa’s sleigh! With ice skating, Santa visits and pantos there is something magical for everyone to enjoy. Oh, yes there is! Indulge in the seasonal atmosphere with family outings, choral concerts, and theatre performances for a very special Limerick Christmas 2023.

Picture: Sean Curtin Photo

Limerick Choral Concert 2023
Saturday, December 2 at University Concert Hall at 8pm

Limerick Choral Union is delighted to announce they will be performing a selection of Beethoven and Orff’s Carmina Burana to mark the beginning of the 60th year with this concert in University Concert Hall on December 2 and will perform Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia and Calm Sea & Prosperous Voyage. In the second half the choir will perform Orff’s dramatic ‘Carmina Burana’ which will be performed by over 230 singers and musicians. Full details


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Limerick Choral Union concert to celebrate 60 years on December 2nd at UCH
Limerick Choral Union

International Christmas at Dance Limerick
Saturday, December 2 Dance Limerick, John’s Square, 2pm – 4pm

Put on your dancing shoes (any shoes will do) and try some steps with our afternoon of international dance, featuring Mexican, Chinese, Palestinian, Irish, and Indian dance. Presented in partnership with Dance Limerick. Booking is advised. More info

Limerick Christmas 2023

Polish Christmas Carol Concert
Sunday, December 3 at St. Michael’s Church, Denmark St., 2pm

Get in the festive spirit with a captivating musical experience showcasing the rich cultural and musical heritage of Poland.  No booking necessary. More info

Limerick Christmas 2023

Sing out With Strings – Christmas Stories & Music
Wednesday, December 13, Narrative 4, 58 O’Connell St., 3.30pm

Come listen to the Sing Out with Strings musicians and an entertaining Christmas tale for children. A family friendly afternoon of Christmas Stories & Music with Sing Out With Strings & Narrative 4No booking necessary. Full details

Limerick Christmas 2023
Students from the Sing Out with Strings group performing. Picture: Oisin McHugh

Irish Chamber Orchestra Christmas event
Friday 15 December, St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1pm & 7.30pm 

Irish Chamber Orchestra celebrates a very special Christmas in Limerick with the spectacular soprano Ailish Tynan under the baton of Wexford native Karen Ní Bhroin. More info

Newcastle West Holiday Fair
Saturday, December 16, Desmond Complex, Newcastle West, 10am – 1pm

The Newcastle West Holiday Fair is a celebration of Christmas and holiday traditions from around the world. Suitable for all ages, this event will have craft stalls, international food & music, face painting, children’s corner, and a surprise festive guest. This free celebration is hosted by West Limerick Resources together with the West Limerick Migrant Network to bring some festive cheer to Newcastle West this December. No prior booking required. Location info

Limerick Christmas 2023

Limerick Youth Theatre Christmas
Saturday, December 16, Creative Hub, Tait Business Centre, Dominick Street, 11am, 12pm & 1pm

Immerse the whole family in a Christmas fantasy as Limerick Youth Theatre read aloud a series of iconic short Christmas stories from around the world. Let your imaginations run wild and see the characters come alive before your eyes. No booking necessary. More info

Limerick Youth Theatre
Picture by Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerick

Aladdin and his Magic Lamp
Dec 8, 2023 – Jan 7, 2024, at the Lime Tree Theatre

Lime Tree Theatre presents their very own professional Panto this Christmas, Aladdin and his Magic Lamp, written by Mike Finn and directed by Michael Finneran, the company are excited to present 34 family shows from Dec 8th, 2023 – Jan 7th 2024. Full details

Lime Tree Theatre brings Aladdin to its stage this year for a truly Limerick professional Pantomime. Photo: Cian Reinhardt

Limerick On Ice
Running until January 7, 2024, Arthurs Quay Park

One of Limerick’s most celebrated attractions skates back into Arthur’s Quay Park this Friday November 24. Whether you’re a seasoned skater or complete beginner, this is the ultimate winter fun activity. More info

Christmas at Limerick Milk Market
December 3 – 24

Popular at any time of year the Limerick Milk Market pulls out all the stops at Christmas time with a range of themed markets, handmade crafts and gifts, seasonal foods, local fashion, and festive fun throughout the month of December. Full details

2023 Milk Market Christmas in Limerick
Christmas at the Milk Market

People’s Museum of Limerick Grotto
Saturday, December 9 and Saturday, December 16, 2023, 11am – 3pm

Experience meeting Santa Claus in the unique surroundings of one of the finest restored Georgian buildings in the country. Tickets for these events cost €20 per child and this includes a family photograph taken with Santa as well as a personalised gift. More info

Santas Magical Cabin
Running until December 23, 2023, at Jetland Shopping Centre

Over the past 14 years Santa’s Magical Cabin Limerick in association with Dunnes Stores has provided children and adults alike with a wonderful visit to Santa Claus in his magical cabin at the Jetland Shopping Centre, Ennis Road, Limerick. Full details

Santas Magical Cabin at the Jetland Limerick
Santa’s Magical Cabin. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

Lough Gur Santa Experience
Saturdays & Sundays until Sunday, December 17

A visit to Santa at Lough Gur starts when you arrive to register at Santa’s winter retreat at Lough Gur’s Heritage Centre.  Here you will get to meet Mrs Claus, and her helpers and have an opportunity to take some photos, see her beautiful kitchen and maybe even get to hear some funny stories of Santa. More info

christmas at lough gur

Santa’s Secret Workshop at International Rugby Experience,
Running until December 23, 2023

Families visiting the International Rugby Experience this Christmas can expect a warm welcome to a twinkling world of festive fun. Little ones will be kept busy working with Santa’s IRE Elves sorting some very important letters, checking out new inventions and even helping test toys before they are packed up for delivery by Santa. Full details

Evie Sheahan and Keith Earls visit Santa’s Secret Workshop at the International Rugby Experience, Limerick, ahead of its opening this Thursday 30th November.
Santa’s Grotto at International Rugby Experience, Limerick. Pic: Don Moloney

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