Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Things to do Before the New Year

Neil Leslie

As Dublin is announced one of world's on trend cities to ring in the new year, here's some things you should definitely do before 2016 ends...


It’s official! Dublin is one of this year’s top ten on-trend cities to ring in the new year.

So says influential travel search engine kayak.com – and who are we to disagree? The New Year’s Festival Dublin is in its fourth year and now it is firmly on the map of global things to do on the biggest part night of the year.

But we’ve always known that. And with the crowds now on their way, here’s our 7DaysinDublin guide to our top things to do in Dublin this new years' weekend.

Luminosity. Watch as Dublin’s Iconic Custom House is turned into a dazzling video canvas of spectacular colour, light and sound from 30thDecember to 01st January. On New Year’s Eve Luminosity will turn into a mesmerising 4D Sky Dance performance. This is a free ticketed event with 2 shows at: 5pm and 7pm. Dublin 

Dublin Zoo is right on trend

Kick start 2017 in style at the free New Year’s Day Concert at St. Stephen’s Green with the brilliant Dublin Gospel Choir. Dublin

Fifteen venues across the city will play host to Dublin’s new and upcoming local talent as part of the NYF Music Trails. The NYF Music Trail shows how the city supports its artists while also creating a fantastic atmosphere of pop up goodies for visitors and residents alike during the bank holiday Festival. Stay tuned to 7DaysinDublin for venue info as it’s released.

Aviva Stadium Tours – the iconic stadium is open on New Year’s Eve – so walk in the footsteps of heroes to wave goodbye to 2016.

Aviva tour

EPIC is Dublin’s newest attraction and its doors are open on New Year’s Eve. Relive the tales and adventure of the Irish diaspora as it spread across the globe.

If GAA is more your thing then head northside to the famous home of Gaelic Games. Take a last look at Dublin 2016 from the vantage of the spectacular skywalk at the Croke Park Stadium Tour.

Follow in the footsteps of legends in the Croke Park dressing rooms

Dublin Zoo has had an amazing year and welcomed new animals. Before they wave goodbye to 2016, you can join them at one of the city’s best loved spots, and take a stroll in the Phoenix Park as you savour the last hours of the year.

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