What’s on: Top 10 live events this December in Dublin

From music to sport, break up your Christmas shopping with these incredible live events this December in Dublin.

What's on: Top 10 live events this December in Dublin

December in Dublin can be a magical time, with the Christmas festivities in full swing and the late-night shopping trips the norm across the city.

Amidst this are a number of incredible live events to make the month of December 2019 that bit better, with all of Ireland’s best and beloved talent on show.

Here are the top 10 live events this December in Dublin that you cannot miss.

10. Joe Schmidt in Conversation

Joe Schmidt in Conversation is one of the top 10 live events this December in Dublin

Former Leinster and Ireland manager Joe Schmidt will discuss his highly anticipated memoir Ordinary Joe during a rare live appearance.

During his time as Ireland’s boss, Schmidt won three Six Nations and two Grand Slams and presided over Ireland’s first-ever win against New Zealand.

When: Monday 2 December 2019

Address: Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin, Ireland

How much: €50-70

Event link: HERE

9. Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart is one of the top 10 live events this December in Dublin
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One of the most famous artists of his time, Rod Stewart will play two nights for a packed-out crowd at the 3Arena.

Grab your tickets now for Stewart’s massive 2019 tour off the back of his 30th studio album, Blood Red Roses.

When: Wednesday 4 – Thursday 5 December 2019

Address: 3Arena, N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland

How much: €86-150

Event link: HERE

8. Ryan McMullan

Ryan McMullan is one of the top 10 live events this December in Dublin
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One of Ireland’s best and most exciting up and coming solo artists, the County Down man is one of the best live events in the capital this December.

The Sound House will host an intimate gig made memorable by the likes of “You Don’t Dance” and “Bowie on the Radio.”

When: Sunday 8 – Monday 9 December 2019

Address: The Sound House, 1st Floor, 28 Eden Quay, North City, Dublin, D01 DE44, Ireland

How much: €28

Event link: HERE

7. Hudson Taylor

Hudson Taylor is one of the top 10 live events this December in Dublin
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The two-piece Irish band take over the famous Whelan’s venue in the lead-up to Christmas in what will be five superb shows.

With top songs such as “Battles” and “Run With Me” on the cards, Whelan’s is the place to be this Christmas week.

When: 17 – 22 December 2019

Address: Whelan’s, 25 Wexford St, Portobello, Dublin 2, D02 H527, Ireland

How much: €29

Event link: HERE

6. The Coronas

The Coronas is one of the top 10 live events this December in Dublin
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Legendary Irish band The Coronas will play three nights on home soil in the iconic Olympia Theatre in the Temple Bar area.  

The Dublin lads show no signs of slowing down, with new music on the way. And make sure you hear it and other hit songs live before a pint in the Temple Bar.

When: Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 December 2019

Address: The Olympia Theatre, 72 Dame St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 K135, Ireland

How much: €35

Event link: HERE

5. Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia is one of the top 10 live events this December in Dublin
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Mamma Mia owns the month of December in the Irish capital with 16 unmissable live shows before and after Christmas.

The world-famous movie is brought to life with incredible live theatre renowned for its grandiose performance.

When: 10-14, 16-21, 23 and 27-30 December 2016

Address: Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin, Ireland

How much: €22-55

Event link: HERE

4. Hozier

Hozier will be performing at the SSE Arena
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Undoubtedly one of Ireland’s best solo artists, Hozier takes to the banks of the Liffey for two nights mid-December.

Fresh from his new album in 2018, Hozier will play to a rousing crowd a mixture of old and new songs that will light up the 3Arena.

When: Tuesday 10 – Wednesday 11 December 2019

Address: SSE Arena, N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland

How much: €39-50

Event link: HERE

3. 2fm Xmas Ball

The 2fm Xmas Ball is happening at the SSE Arena
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The annual 2fm Xmas Ball in aid of ISPCC is bigger and better this year as the show will be headlined by one of Ireland’s best bands, Picture This.

With more acts to be announced, make sure you don’t miss out on one of Dublin’s biggest shows of the year.

When: Saturday 21 December 2019

Address: SSE Arena, N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland

How much: €39-45

Event link: HERE

2. Leinster v Northampton Saints 

Leinster is playing the Northampton Saint in Dublin this December

A huge game awaits the Aviva as Leinster take on Northampton Saints in the Heineken Cup clash in Dublin.

A spot in the knock-out stages of Europe’s most prestigious club rugby tournament makes this one of the best live events this December in Dublin.

When: Saturday 14 December

Address: Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Rd, Dublin 4, Ireland

How much: €10-85

Event link: HERE

1. Dermot Kennedy

Dermot Kennedy is coming to the SSE Arena
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Following his explosive rise to the top of the charts, Dublin native Dermot Kennedy is our number-one live event for this December.

For two nights at the 3Arena, Kennedy will enthrall a home crowd with the likes of “Power Over Me” and “Outnumbered.”

When: Sunday 22 – Monday 23 December 2019

Address: SSE Arena, N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland

How much: €39.90

Event link: HERE

With December now only a few weeks away, act fast and ensure you make the most of what’s going on in the capital to end 2019 on a high.