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16 reasons Dublin is just the best place at Christmas

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1. The pubs around the city become cosy pieces of festive heaven

2. Because the weather outside is so shite you simply have to snuggle up inside

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3. The Christmas market at Custom House Quay looks delish

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And it gets even better the longer the night goes on.

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4. The lights on Henry Street make the cold winter wind all that much more tolerable

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5. And Grafton Street matches it for pure Christmas loveliness

6. Various Christmas markets pop up all around the city and they all have something to offer

7. And you’ll come across houses that went above and beyond in pursuit of the Christmas spirit

8. The unique tree in Smithfield stands out

9. And the more traditional one in Trinity is just as lovely

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10. O’Connell Street gets decked out in all the seasonal finery as well

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11. You’ll find Christmas carols and Santas around every corner

12. This festive ice rink in Blanchardstown is just one of many around the city

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Even if you’re no expert on the blades, there’s nothing more Christmassy than some ice skating.

13. The Christmas trees don’t always have to be what you’d imagine

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But any decoration is always welcome.

14. As streets all over the city get paved in fairy lights

15. Basically, everywhere you turn there is another Christmas wonderland

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Like Christchurch looking lovely there.

16. And when it snows, Dublin is all sorts of magical

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Practical? No. But when the snow falls the city is just <3

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