New Year’s Eve Events in Dublin

December 6, 2013 by

Festivals & Events, Things To Do, Unforgettable Experiences, Uniquely Dublin

New Year's Eve Fireworks in Dublin. Photo courtesy of donnamarijne via Flickr.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Dublin. Photo courtesy of donnamarijne via Flickr.

Nobody wants to miss an opportunity to party and New Year’s Eve Events in Dublin provide a myriad of options for making New Year’s Eve a night to remember. From street markets and movie screenings to a public fireworks display and an enormous music concert, here’s the lowdown on bringing in 2014, Dublin-style.

1) Street Festival

Festivities kick off early on December 31st, with a mass of events hitting Dublin city center. Wolfe Tone Square, Temple Bar and Barnardo Square will all be hosting seasonal markets filled with arts, crafts and foods and there will be an array of children’s entertainment to keep the pre-teens occupied. Alternatively, readings and movie screenings will take place at Trinity College, the James Joyce Centre and the Grand Social.

2) Parade and Fireworks

St Stephen’s Green park hosts the NYE Fireworks at 8pm, preceded by a Street Pageant and Torchlit Procession marching through the city streets.

3) Dublin NYE Countdown Concert

The biggest event of the night, and the only ticketed event, is the huge outdoor music concert – part of a three-day music extravaganza held over the New Year. The concert is held in front of a number of key city landmarks, featuring a 3D light-show beamed onto the front of Trinity College. This year’s acts are yet to be confirmed but are likely to include a number of well-renowned international acts, alongside homegrown talent.

4) Street Parties

Anything goes at Dublin’s rambunctious street parties, so get dressed up and head down to one of the city’s party zones on Essex Street, Dame Court, Meeting House Square or South William Street. DJ’s and live music start will be all around you.

5) The Big Brunch

It’s not completely over by New Year’s Day – drag yourself out of bed and join the crowds at The Big Brunch, a long-standing tradition held in Dublin’s Temple Bar district. There will be a range of food stalls, live music, street dancing and a whole host of madcap entertainment to wash away your hangover.

- Zoe Smith

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