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December is finally here and you know what that means - the official countdown to Christmas has begun. From festive Christmas craft fairs to winter walking festivals, there's plenty going on across the country to keep you busy.
The evenings may be dark, but that's no excuse for staying indoors. It's more important than ever to get out and about for a dash of culture and a sprinkling of fun, whether it's at one of the many family festivals or Christmas markets across the country or with some arts and culture.
So start planning now, as we gear up for Christmas - our resources should help you on your way to what's sure to be an action-packed season.
Get your skates on for Dundalk On Ice, a magical ice skating experience for the whole family. Soak up the atmosphere and skate until you drop, against the backdrop of the majestic fountain displays.
This Christmas, the Arboretum will host a traditional festival with a modern twist, featuring breakfast with Santa. A great gift shop and a Christmas village are on hand for your every festive need.
Enjoy panto fun in LimerickSee a classic panto - Jack and The Beanstalk - in the Belltable Arts Centre
On your skates to CorkShow them what you're made of at Cork on Ice at Mahon Point Shopping Centre
Clown around at the RDSDon’t miss the festive performances of Fossett’s Circus at the Christmas Wonderland
Make merry in MayoMarvel at Christmas exhibitions in the National Museum of Country Life in Castlebar
Christmas in AthloneSee Santa and his real reindeers at Glendeer Pet Farm in Athlone
Christmas in KerryExperience the magic of Christmas with a jarvey ride around Killarney National Park
Make for the marketsShop til you drop at the spectacular Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market
Enjoy the music of ChristmasEnjoy festive hits at the Christmas Crooners Show in the Theatre Royal in Waterford
Visit Santa in GoreyVisit with Santa at the Great Victorian Christmas in Gorey, Co Wexford
All aboard for ChristmasTake the Santa Train around the Rathwood Christmas Experience near Tullow