Mistletown Christmas Festival Comes to Dublin this December

Ireland’s largest indoor Christmas Festival will come to Dublin’s historic Fruit & Veg market in Dublin 7 this December. Mistletown, promoted by RAW Marketing in association with Dublin City Council, is a free public event and will offer the full festive experience in one of the city’s most iconic buildings, situated near Capel Street in Dublin City Centre. While ensuring an enjoyable experience for those who attend, the event will adhere to the public health guidance for Covid-19, which is being actively monitored.

Mistletown will have something for all the family and is suitable for all age groups. The halls of the Fruit and Veg market will be lined with traditional food stalls with all the Christmas favourites on offer; and the Christmas Craft Village, with over seventy stalls selling gifts and crafts, will have gifts to suit all budgets. Situated at the heart of the festival, the Food and Craft market will be managed by Artisan Events.

Mistletown Festival at the Fruit and Veg Market near Capel Street in Dublin. Pic Brian McEvoy

Santa Claus will also pay a visit to the event. Artists and performers will take to the main stage, raised three metres above the ground, to keep Mistletown visitors entertained while they enjoy the festivities. The Vintage Funfair, located outside the main entrance, will transport people back to a simpler time and will feature a Vintage Carousel which dates back to the 1890’s, and other classic fairground amusements. 

Lord Mayor of Dublin Councillor Hazel Chu said: “Mistletown is a fantastic initiative, and presents an opportunity for attendees to enjoy a festive event in a safe and socially distant manner. The festival will have something to offer for people of all ages and tastes and I look forward to seeing it take shape in Dublin’s iconic Fruit and Veg Market. I would like to thank all involved for all of the work and planning which has gone into ensuring that Mistletown will proceed while adhering to public health guidance.”

Susie Melisson, Director at Artisan Events said: “Mistletown is the shining star on top of Dublin’s Christmas Tree; a place where everyone can come for some festive cheer. The past few months have been incredibly tough, and we all need something to look forward to as we approach this Winter period. Never before has there been such an emphasis on socialising in a safe manner, and we have been working very hard behind the scenes over the past few months to ensure Mistletown can be run safely, with additional measures in place in line with the government guidelines.”


The event will take place on the following dates in December: 

• Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th    10.00 to 22.00
• Thursday 10th & Friday 11th  12.00 to 22.00
• Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th 10.00 to 22.00
• Wednesday 16th & Friday 18th 12.00 to 22.00
• Saturday 19th – Tuesday 22n10.00 to 22.00
• Wednesday 23rd December  10.00 to 18.00.

The 6,000 square metre indoor space will allow for physical distancing and the event will be subject to Government and HSE guidelines at the time.

To find out more information about Mistletown, please visit: www.mistletown.ie