Dublin is a mecca for Christmas shopping. From household names on the high street to handmade gifts in Christmas markets, Dublin has something to suit all tastes and budgets. Start planning your Christmas shopping trip to Dublin by browsing the rooms and best available rates of our recently four-star rated Aspect Hotel in Park West. We’re ideally situated for a shopping trip, between the city and suburbs so you can move quickly between the shopping districts finding exactly what you need to fill that space under the Christmas tree. Here are some of the best spots to visit for Christmas shopping in Dublin
The city centre has something for everyone. For high-street brand names like Zara, Penneys, H&M, Mango, and so many more, head to the Henry Street area, close to the Spire and browse the shops and shopping centres along the way. For more high-end names, Grafton Street – the opposite side of the River Liffey – is perfect. You’ll find The White Company, M&S, Tommy Hilfiger and the Brown Thomas department store, packed with high-end names like Armani, Moschino, Jo Malone London and Charlotte Tilbury. You’ll also find a great selection of boutiques dotted along the main drags down side streets with plenty of Irish designer’s flagship stores.
Dundrum Town Centre
Dundrum is a one-stop shop for so much of your Christmas shopping. Located in the suburb of Dundrum, about 20-minutes drive from our hotel in Park West Dublin, the town centre has all of the ingredients of a great day out. There are over 120 shops, stores and outlets, making it the biggest shopping centre in Ireland. You’ll find an array of brands from high-end to high-street and everything in between. Whether you are looking for something extra special for your Christmas party or need some stocking fillers, Dundrum has it. They also have a great selection of restaurants and food stops ranging from KFC & Eddie Rockets to international cuisine in Jamie’s Italian and Siam Thai. From 18th November Dundrum on Ice is back, an ice skating experience you’ll never forget.
Less than 10-minutes from our Dublin Hotel is one of the largest and most varied shopping centres in Dublin, ideal for Christmas shopping. Liffey Valley has over 80 stores with women, men’s and childrenswear, books, toys, toiletries, accessories and so much more. You’ll also find a selection of shops in the nearby Fonthill Retail Park with one of the largest Smyths Toys Superstores in Ireland. There are more than 20 restaurants on site with everything from fast food and sandwiches to buffet and pub grub on offer. Finish a great day of Christmas shopping with a trip to Vue Liffey Valley a state-of-the-art complex with 14 screens and more than 3,800 seats. There is something for all the family in Liffey Valley. They have ample parking on-site so you can make as many trips as you like bringing your Christmas shopping to and from Aspect Hotel Park West.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a Christmas Market. Dublin doesn’t have one main market, there are lots of smaller offerings dotted around the city and suburbs. One of the best returning this year is Mistletown, located in the city’s historic fruit and veg market in Dublin 7 in December. We’re also looking forward to the return of the Dublin Castle Christmas Market complete with vintage fairground rides and lots of festive treats to eat and drink. The Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market is one of the longest-running Christmas markets Dublin has to offer. You’ll find some great gift options from small, independent crafters but the highlight is usually the fantastic array of food and drink. Closer to home, you’ll find lots of smaller community markets like Richmond Barracks in Inchicore and the Digital Hub in Dublin 8.
What do you give the person who has everything? How about the gift of choice! This year, treat your loved one to an Aspect Hotel Gift voucher so they can plan their shopping, cultural or sightseeing trip to Dublin whenever they like. Our vouchers can be used across any department of the hotel from accommodation to food and beverage. Treat your loved ones to a night away on you where they can relax in comfortable surroundings, drink & dine in our newly refurbished restaurant and enjoy a great night’s sleep.
We’re looking forward to welcoming guests from Dublin, Ireland and around the world this Christmas for some retail therapy. Book your stay using our website for exclusive access to our best available rates and packages.