Are you feeling festive yet? Got your stocking out? Made the Christmas pudding?
If you're still feeling a little Grinchy, Dublin is ready to kickstart your festive spirit. There are two Christmas festivals starting in the capital city this week which are sure to make you want to indulge in some mince pies and mulled wine.
Read on for more details about the seasonal activities taking place this week...
Decemberfest Festive Beer Lodge, Donnybrook
November 23rd- January 13th, Wednesday-Friday from 4pm and weekends from 12pm
A new addition to Dublin, Decemberfest is a festive lodge inspired by the legendary Oktoberfest that will be popping up in Donnybrook this year.
Created by restaurateur Oliver Dunne of Bon Appetit in Malahide, the food at Decemberfest will be distinctly Alpine-themed, so think wiener schnitzel and bratwurst. The event has been created in partnership with Erdinger, so there will definitely be beer on offer, as well as Prosecco and festive spirits.
Featuring an in-house DJ, falling snow and twinkling Christmas lights, Decemberfest sounds like a great alternative to the classic 12 Pubs of Christmas.
Admission to Decemberfest is free, but you can reserve a table by booking a €30 Lodge Pass which includes reserved seating, drink of choice and lodge food platter.
For more information or to book a pass, click here.
Yuleyard at Eatyard, Dublin 2
November 22nd- December 23rd, Thursday to Sunday from 12pm
The ever-popular Eatyard is opening its doors during the Christmas season for the first time with Yuleyard, a winter wonderland that is sure to get you into the festive spirit.
The food options at Yuleyard sound like they'll warm you right up, with Eatyard favourites Box Burger and The Big Blue Bus back in action. Newcomers to the market are Meltdown, who will be offering their grilled cheese menu alongside limited edition chesse fondue. In attendance will also be Lucky Tortoise's dim sum, Irish free-range bratwurst from Flamin' Marvellous and Christmas confections from Sweet Noni.
Yuleyard also has festive tipples covered with The Schweppes Alchemy bar serving seasonal cocktails and Carlsberg Unfiltered offering their new Pilsner. If warmer drinks are more your thing, there will be hot chocolates at the Baileys Treat Bar and hot cocktails at The Shaw's Winter Warmer Bar.
Yuleyard isn't all about food and drink, as there will also be Caravan Karaoke taking place in aid of the Simon Community, as well as tastings, demos, a farmers market and more.
For information about Yuleyard or to book a table, click here.
Will you be attending any of these Christmas festivities? Let us know in the comments below.