What is it: I BELIEVE is Ireland’s first Winter Market offering food, drink, crafts and horticulture.

I BELIEVE is a new Christmas market debuting in Dublin in 2015. Opening on November 26th at 4pm, the market is located at the Custom House Quarter, near the IFSC. Working with city authorities and business organisations, I BELIEVE will create a unique Christmas Village and Event, rivalling already established markets in Paris, Brussels and Cologne.

Christmas Markets in Paris and Cologne.

Christmas Markets in Paris and Cologne.

Where is it: Located in the The CHQ Building which you can view on Google Maps here.

Food. Food. Food.

Everyone’s favourite. What exactly will be there? You can expect a selection of the Nation’s leading producers. Seasonal pop-ups will be in place and quality Irish retailers like The Kilkenny Shop will also be exhibiting their winter range and selling daily to consumers.

The Bar.

Another favourite. There is nothing quite like cosy winter pints. How can you get this at I BELIEVE? The Apres Ski is a Scandinavian themed pop-up with full bar offering, with the capacity and capabilities to cater to small and large groups. With tailored bespoke food and drink packages, Apres Ski can personalise their extensive offerings and cater them, specific to requirements.

Apres Ski requires pre-booking and tickets average €15 pp. It includes arrival drink, reserved seating and table service throughout your visit.

The Tree.

The only home grown tree in Dublin will stand 50 feet tall and required extensive logistics to lift it into place. Rivalling the Rockefeller Tree in New York, the tree was planted in Co. Wicklow and donated by Coilte. A tree lighting ceremony will take place on Thursday November 26th and is open to the public to enjoy for free.

Santa.

Dublin’s iconic Clery’s Santa is relocating. He’s bringing his workshop with him as well as his elves and they will setting up a home in CHQ. Santa and his elves will offer 30 minutes group experiences, limited to 30 children per session. All children will get to hand deliver their letter to Santa personally, see his elves in action, experience song and stories and take home a commemorative photo all which is inclusive in the ticket price. Tickets again are available at www.ibelieveinchristmas.ie

Need some more convincing?

7 charities are supported. Temple Street Foundation, Simon Comminity, Childline, Barretstown, Inner City Homeless, St Vincent De Paul and The Christina Noble Foundation will all benefit from the event. I BELIEVE are strong advocates for each charity and all 7 will benefit from the I BELIEVE Charitable Fund. 230 seasonal jobs have been created, with Excel Recruitment the exclusive recruitment partner. There is a strong focus on Irish business and I BELIEVE will be advocates for this throughout the village.

When can I go?

I BELIEVE opens on November 26th (with a free tree lighting ceremony available to the public) and will run till December 23rd

I BELIEVE™ in Santa

Monday – Friday 11am – 7pm

Saturday and Sunday 9am – 7pm

I BELIEVE™ Christmas Tree and Village

 Monday– Wednesday: 11am – 9pm

Thursday: 11am – 9pm

Friday: 11am – 9pm

Saturday: 10am – 9pm

Sunday: 10am – 8pm

Aprés Ski Pop Up Bar at I BELIEVE™

Monday – Thursday 6pm – 10pm

Friday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm and 6pm – 10pm

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