Christmas is just around the corner and it implies to invest money in our family and friends giving them gifts. In Dublin there are many places with good offers and great deals to stimulate the Christmas consumerism spirit, but if you want to contribute with locals and get original, creative and accessible gifts, you may considerate to drop in the next alternative markets for this season.
DUBLIN FLEA CRACKER MARKET
In its fifth annual Christmas edition, the Dublin Flea Market moves theirs tents to The Point Village, to create a big indoor market with over 100 stalls, offering the best selection of design, craft, vintage, second hand, upcycled, downcycled, and hand made gifts for Christmas.
There, you will be able to find practically everything; from second hand articles such as clothing, furniture, retro decoration, vinyl, books, bikes, etc., to original hand made items like purses, jewelry, illustrations, design, foodstuffs and many different original goods.
Place: The Point Village East Wall
Date: December 9th-11th
Hours: Friday 12-7 pm/ Saturday-Sunday 11-6 pm
More info: http://dublinchristmasflea.ie/
SMITHFIELD NIGHT MARKET
On November 24th, Smithfield Square is receiving over 50 traders around Ireland in its Night Market, selling all kind of hand made, second hand and original design articles.
Everything is part of the festive season in Smithfield Square, where there will be also live music, food, the lighting of the Christmas tree and an indoor market at the Generator hostel in front of the square.
Place: Smithfield Square
Date: Thursday, November 24th
Hours: 16:00- 21:00 hrs.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/586388744880627/
THE DUBLIN ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS MARKET
This market is intended for people who would like to do really alternative shopping. If you can not find at Penneys your metal, goth or retro clothes, so this is the place to get your exclusive items.
The alternative crafters and vendor will be gathering at the Voodoo Lounge on Sunday, Dec 11 from 12 to 6 pm, selling items for retro lovers, esoteric enthusiast, medieval man or madam and more.
Place: Voodoo Lounge Dublin
Date: Sunday, Dec 11
Hours: 12 pm – 6 pm
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1236616439723759/
Remember, at the time you buy a present for your loved ones, you are also contributing to Dublin´s local economy.