The time is almost here to welcome a brand new year. Always a cause for celebration, here are the best things Dublin has to offer this 31 December.
Bidding the past year farewell and welcoming all the promise of a fresh new 12 month cycle is certainly reason for celebration. If you’re looking for something fun to do this Old Years’ Night, these are the best things to do for New Year’s Eve in Dublin.
From DJ sets to parties for dogs, Dublin is certainly not short of fun festivities to keep you entertained and start the brand new year as you mean to go on.
If you’re stuck for ideas, we’ve got you covered. Here are ten things you won’t want to miss if you’re spending New Years’ Eve in the Irish capital.
10. Dinner at Café En Seine – the perfect end to the year
A delicious meal with your nearest and dearest is one of the best ways to see out 2021.
Personally, we can think of nowhere better than the opulent surroundings of Café En Seine to spend the last day of the year.
Address: 40 Dawson St, Dublin, Ireland
9. New Year’s Eve Party with DJ Cat Irvine at The Hard Rock Hotel – for a New Year’s Eve like no other
For one of the best things to do for New Year’s Eve in Dublin, we recommend checking out the fantastic New Year’s Eve Party with DJ Cat Irvine at The Hard Rock Hotel.
Located in the heart of the city, you’ll see in the New Year with great music and delicious cocktails.
Address: 18 Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin, D08 AV24, Ireland
8. Doggy New Year’s Eve Ball – the most adorable New Year’s Eve celebration you’ll ever experience
Your four-legged friends don’t need to miss out on the NYE festivities this year. At Doyles Corner in Phibsborough, you can see in the New Year with your loved ones of all species.
The perfect event for dog-lovers, for £40 per person, you can enjoy a three-course dinner and a dirty dog martini. Meanwhile, your furry friend can enjoy a treat bag with mini woofins, chicken chip cookies, jazzies, and pink and white mice.
Address: 160/161 Phibsborough Rd, Phibsborough, Dublin 7, D07 R26N, Ireland
7. Fitzsimons Temple Bar New Year’s Eve 2022 Party – NYE starts early here
To abide by the new restrictions, this year’s New Year’s Eve Party at Fitzsimons Temple Bar will start at 6 pm and finish at midnight, just in time for the New Year.
With two DJs over five floors, a roof garden, and four bars, this is sure to be an unforgettable night.
Address: 21/22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
6. Dublin Social New Year’s Eve Disco Brunch – who says it has to be night to celebrate?
Dublin Social New Year’s Eve Disco Brunch is the best daytime party in the city.
Tickets cost €30, and you can enjoy a delicious brunch, cocktails, entertainment from Rob C, a live performance by Mimi Lane, and prizes galore.
Address: 130 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, D02 K597, Ireland
5. Dublin Winter Lights – for spectacular festive light illuminations
Taking place all throughout December, New Year’s Eve will be your last chance to enjoy the stunning Dublin Winter Lights illuminations, which light up some of the city’s most famous buildings.
Address: Locations all across the city
More info: HERE
4. NYE at Bow Lane Social Club – one of the best things to do for New Year’s Eve in Dublin
For unforgettable Hip Hop and RnB with DJ Wax from RTE 2FM, make sure to visit Dublin’s Bow Lane Social.
Beginning at 10 pm, tickets are priced at €15. Start 2022 the right way with great music, great friends, and great drinks.
Address: 17 Aungier St, Dublin 2, D02 XF38, Ireland
3. New Year’s Eve Party at Lemon and Duke – for a relaxed start to the New Year
Open from 9 pm on 31 December, the beautiful and relaxed setting of Lemon and Duke is the perfect place to ring in the New Year.
Tickets are available from €15, and you will be treated to a glass of prosecco or a bottle of beer on arrival.
Address: Royal Hibernian Way, 1 Duke Ln, Upper, Dublin, D02 YK71, Ireland
2. Family New Year’s Eve Matinée – fun for all ages
Perfect for all the family, the Family New Year’s Eve Matinée is the ultimate event for all ages this 31 December.
With performances from Hudson Taylor, Róisín O, and Fia Moon, this free event is a great way to end 2021.
Address: Dame St, Dublin 2, Ireland
1. Three Countdown Concert – the best NYE event in Dublin
Topping our list of best things to do for New Year’s Eve in Dublin is the fantastic Three Countdown Concert at Dublin Castle.
Featuring artists such as Picture This, Lyra, and Ryan Sheridan, this is a must for music lovers.
Address: Dame St, Dublin 2, Ireland