Here’s five festive things to do with the family this weekend…

Here’s five festive things to do with the family this weekend…

CELEBRATE Christmas with your community this weekend and participate in a host of free, festive events happening near you!


Carol singing in Lucan for Dublin Simon Community

There will be carol singing around Lucan in aid of the Dublin Simon tonight, Friday, December 15, from 7pm to 9pm.

The singers will meet at the lay-by in front of St. Joseph’s Girls’ Secondary School at 6.45pm.

Phone Eoin at 086 0661184 if you can make it or want to join at any stage, Nightingales and Crows equally welcome!

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Tallaght Village Christmas tree lights

Tallaght Village will be lit up with festive cheer this Saturday, December 16, when the lights on the village Christmas tree will be switched on.

Organised by Tallaght Community Council (TCC), the event is open to the entire community, the residents of which are invited to come along and help bring some Christmas cheer to the area’s historic hub.

The event starts at 4pm in the Dancers garden, across from the old Esso site, and will involve plenty of Christmas cheer – with carols, light refreshments and a visit from Santa on the cards.

So, wrap up warm and head to Tallaght Village this Saturday, December 16.

For more visit the Tallaght Community Council Facebook page.

Clondalkin Live Crib

Dublin’s only living crib will be on display at Aras Chronain in Clondalkin on Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17 from 2pm to 5.30pm.

The life-size crib will contain live actors and animals, and admission is free to all.

The crib has been devised by ex-Ros na Run soap star, Brendan Murray, and it looks set to sprinkle some Christmas spirit in Clondalkin.

Watch Elf in Lucan Library

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending the free screening of festive film Elf in Lucan Library tomorrow, Saturday, December 16.

Starring Will Ferrell as Buddy the elf, the film (which is rated PG) is suitable for children aged nine years up and will be screened in Lucan Library at 2pm.

All welcome. For further details or to book your place call 6216422 or email


Santa is visiting the animals in the DSPCA this weekend (December 16 and 17) and members of the community are invited to come along! Both days are pretty booked up but there is a waiting list for anybody who would like to visit the animals and meet Santa, with the cost of the ticket going to look after all of the furry and feathered creatures being cared for at the shelter.

The shelter also has a shop that sells lots of treats for your pets this Christmas. Visit for more.