We love the variety of festive food events and activities on offer this winter. From family-friendly to adult-only and from high-end experiences to more of a budget-friendly event, there really is something for everyone!
Here’s the run-down of what’s coming up;
Enjoy the very best of local produce finely curated by a team of top class chefs in the unique setting of the vaults of the CHQ building. Enjoy the real taste of Dublin with canapés and treats, lovingly prepared by the Bakehouse team or sample Freshii’s signature tossed salads, burritos, wraps, smoothies and lots more from various local food producers! Pre booking is essential and places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Click here for more info.
Listowel Food Fair is one of the longest celebrated food festivals in the country, which showcases our increasing range of Irish food products. This 5 day festival includes a farmer’s market full of fantastic stalls and local entertainment, various food-themed workshops, demos and talks, from fermentation to vegan cooking and a plethora of special offers and themed evenings in local restaurants and food establishments. There’s something for everyone, no matter your taste buds! To find the full line-up of events go to listowelfoodfair.ie.
St. George’s Market in Belfast are extending their hours, opening at 4pm and running until 11pm each evening, for their special Twilight Market, taking place on the 12th and 13th of November. Visitors can look forward to a variety of food stalls serving continental delights and local cuisine. There will also be chef demonstrations and the very best in live entertainment to be enjoyed by the whole family! Entry to the market it completely free, so why not make an evening out of it. To find out more including the full list of traders, simply visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/twilightbelfast.
Consider yourself a whiskey fan? Then this is the event for you! Whiskey Live is Ireland’s premier whiskey tasting event taking place this November, featuring over 60 exhibitors. Tantalise your taste buds with whiskey samples from your favourite Irish brands and discover new flavours from across the globe. Don’t forget to indulge in the bespoke food pairings and cocktail samples too! For the true whiskey connoisseurs, master classes will be available for limited numbers. For more information about the event or to book your tickets now, go to whiskeylivedublin.com.
Thank Cheesus the Wine and Cheese Festival is back this Winter! If you’re looking for a fun Christmas party idea, or a deliciously cheesy night out then The Winter Wine and Cheese festival is the place to go. Enjoy a glass of wine and some festive cheesy treats on arrival and take advantage of the selection of pop-up cheese shops, the Brewtonic Winter Warmers bar — serving up the very best in mulled wines, the cracking music, entertainment and games and last but not least the Eatyard Cheese Shop menu — which of course includes an abundance of cheese, fondue, mac and cheese, hamburgers & more! To buy your tickets go to www.wine-n-cheese.com.
Wicklow Christmas Market, various weekends throughout November and December, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow
Everyone loves a good Christmas market, right? Make sure to check out the wonderfully festive Christmas markets taking place in Wicklow Town this season! From homemade crafts and decorations to artisan food and delicious beverages, this Winter market has it all. Bring your little ones for a festive family day out, and take them on the Santa Express, or try out the gingerbread decorating workshops. For more information head to www.wicklowchristmasmarket.com.
Taste of Dublin: Festive Edition will be a winter celebration of food, entertainment and so much more. The perfect way to kick off the holiday season. The RDS main hall will be transformed into an indoor festive feast for the senses where visitors can soak up the gourmet atmosphere, celebrate the season and explore the latest food trends in a stylish and cosy setting. Fifteen of Ireland’s top restaurants and food experiences will be transported to this winter wonderland, serving up a selection of over 50 dishes to choose from. A packed line up of cooking demos, drinks masterclasses and live entertainment make this an event not to be missed! Book your tickets now by clicking here.
Galway Food Tours (GFT) is one of the most popular experiences in the city. To celebrate Christmas and the GFT heritage of France, Poland and Germany, they are hosting three very special Christmas Food Tours. These tours will take you through the streets of Galway where people will get a flavour of the Christmas market, the lights and all the festive fun that Galway has to offer. Throughout the tours they will introduce some French, German and Polish Christmas twists, by surprising guests with paté, French Log cake and wurstchen as well as delicious local dishes. Not to mention the mulled wine will be flowing! To book your tickets now go to www.galwayfoodtours.com.