James Kavanagh's 5 Best Things To Do in Dublin- 30.11.2017

James Kavanagh's 5 Best Things To Do in Dublin- 30.11.2017
Rachael Ryan
Rachael Ryan

30 Nov 2017

Christmas season has begun, there is an unbelievable amount of things to do in Dublin and James Kavanagh has rounded up the top five!

1) Apres Dublin/ Village, Thursday @ Custom House Quay 

Apres Village is a place for all the family to get into the Christmas spirit. Wander through our Après Village to sip mulled wine, select beautiful handmade gifts and enjoy festive treats. See magical Christmas shows with all the family, sing-a-long with our winter choir and pick up some treats in a pop-up market stalls. Christmas is coming…and just like you, we can’t wait. Après Village is free to enter, so bring all the family. You don’t know who you might bump in to! More info: http://www.apresdublin.com/

2) Heels of Steel, Friday @ The George 

"We're back on Dec 1st for some festive fashion, drag and repealin'- what a dream combo. All round kween Veda Lady brings together Dublin Vintage Factory for a fashion show; her coven Pixie Woo & Angelina Lovelace with make up by Mizzaqueerius for some drag & dramatics and The Hunreal Portrait Station will be back for a festive 'All I Want For Christmas is Repeal' (and ensuing legislation but it's not as catchy) with photograher extraordinaire Kevin Goss-Ross & Shane Kenna. All cashola raised on the night goes directly to the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment." More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/881980101967993/

3) SpiceBag IV TripleX Mas, Friday @ Workmans 

SPICEBAG is a queer performance night and dance party for succulent misfits, fabulous flamers, dazzling dykes, trans celestial travelers, Linda Martin's Eurovision outfit, bisexual bikers, Nadine Coyle, a chicken fillet roll from last night you woke up with and DEVOURED, intersex impresarios, asexual agony aunts, cock goblins, hoop trolls and sure whatever else you're having yourself there, lash it in that SPICEBAG. SPICEBAG is spoken-word; cabaret; live performance; drag; visual arts; multimedia and an auld DJ set thrown in at the end for good measure... sure what more could you ask for? More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/518332268523522/

4) Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival 

Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival presented by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in association with the Dún Laoghaire BID Company brings its seasonal delights back to town from Saturday November 18th to Saturday December 23rd 2017. Santa will launch the festival at 5.45 pm on Saturday November 18th on Harbour Plaza and switch on the Christmas Lights at 5.50pm. Then the skies over Dún Laoghaire will be spectacularly illuminated with a magnificent fireworks display at 6pm. More info: http://events.dlrcoco.ie/event/d%C3%BAn-laoghaire-christmas-festival-2017

5) Dublin Gospel Choir, Saturday @ The Pavilion Theatre 

This December, on the back of their newly recorded Christmas album, Dublin Gospel Choir return to Pavilion, bringing a selection of Christmas favourites; some joyful, some uplifting, some nostalgic and some just downright funky! Dublin Gospel Choir have long been a household name in Ireland – versatile, passionate and vibrant, they uplift and energise with powerful voices and rich harmonies. They have shared the stage with industry heavyweights such as Rod Stewart, John Legend, Kodaline, Outkast, Damien Rice and Ennio Morricone, to name but a few. More info: http://www.paviliontheatre.ie/events/view/dublin-gospel-choir1