Downtown Dublin's unique blend of quaint and cool is even more magical when sprinkled with a bit of holiday cheer and blanketed with snow! Check out everything there is to do this holiday season in Downtown Dublin. 

City of Dublin Tree Lighting: December 1

Kick off the holiday season with tree lighting - now in Riverside Crossing Park. Watch as Santa lights the tree, glide across the ice skating rink, write a letter to Santa and enjoy live entertainment at this annual community event. 

Get all the details here. 

Christmas characters performing in the street at Dublin, Ohio's Christmas Tree Lighting Event.

Riverside Crossing Park Ice Skating Rink: Friday-Sunday, December- mid-March

Riverside Crossing Park offers an all-weather outdoor skating rink that can be enjoyed in temperatures up to 60 degrees. Admission is $10 and includes complimentary skates but you're welcome to bring your own. The rink is open Friday through Sunday.

Learn more here

A couple ice skating on the ice rink at Riverside Crossing Park

Holly Days in Historic Dublin: Saturdays in December 

Come celebrate the kick-off to the holiday season in Historic Dublin! These FREE events are perfect for the whole family with different themed activities in the district each weekend. 

  • December 1, 3 - 5 p.m.: 12 Elves of Dublin begins! 
  • December 10, 3 - 5 p.m.: Christmas Characters, games and giveaways.   
  • December 17, 3 - 5 p.m.: Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. 
  • Enjoy weekly specials, prizes, and more throughout the month. 

Get more details here. 

12 Elves of Dublin: December 1 - 23, Daily

Make your way to Historic Dublin for a fun and festive scavenger hunt. Your kiddos can make their way to 12 Historic Dublin locations, try to spot the elf, get their card signed and get a small prize for each found. Collect them all before December 23rd and be entered to win the Grand Prize! 

Find out all the details here. 

12 elves of dublin

12 Days of Bridge Park: Thursdays-Sundays in December

Bridge Park is in the holiday spirit for its return of “12 Days of Bridge Park”. Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, beginning December 1 through December 18, visitors can have “not so silent nights” with new and exciting holiday-inspired events each day.

Find more details here. 

A couple crossing the street in Bridge Park near a large Christmas tree

Kids Holiday Gift Shop at Pop-Up Dublin: December 7, 8, 9 & 10

Let your kids do the shopping! The Kids Holiday Gift Shop at Pop-Up Dublin gives kids the opportunity to purchase and wrap gifts for their loved ones. Parents can drop kids off with cash or a credit card. Trained volunteers will walk the kids through the pop-up shop and help them buy and wrap gifts. Vendors will be selling price-appropriate items. Registration is not required but encouraged.

Register here

Ugly Sweater Crawl: December 10, 6-9 p.m.

Things are about to get ugly at our annual Ugly Sweater Crawl! Throw on a festive sweater, enjoy Santa-approved drink specials, and cozy up at your favorite local bars and restaurants in Bridge Park and Historic Dublin.

Get all the details here. 

Holiday Market at North Market Bridge Park: December 17

Shop for gifts and goods from 30+ of your favorite local holiday vendors during this festive market. 

Wreaths Across America: December 17, 10 a.m.

Dublin's Grand Leprachauns and Wreaths Across America will remember and honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance Wreaths at the Dublin Cemetery while saying the name of each veteran aloud. 

To learn how you can sponsor a wreath, click here