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7 winter events to bring the kids to this weekend - from carol concerts to Elf

Cosy up at one of these family-friendly events this Saturday and Sunday.

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DUBLIN

Young European Strings Christmas Concert 2017: On Sunday the Pavilion Theatre is hosting the brilliant Young European Strings Chamber Orchestra as they run through all our favourite Christmas carols – before Santa himself comes to visit.

Suits: The whole music-loving family. Time: 2.30pm. Tickets: €8/€12. Find out more here.

Naughty Or Nice Season: Starting this Sunday, the Lighthouse Cinema is hosting a month of amazing Christmas movies to get us all into the spirit. Choose from family favourites like Home Alone and Elf and settle into the festive season.

Suits: Mixed ages. Time: All weekend. Tickets: €6.50/€8.50. Buy tickets here.

CORK

Polar Plunge: Don’t be shocked if you see a load of adults in fancy dress at Kinsale’s Dock Beach this weekend. They’ll be taking a plunge in the ice-cold sea, all to benefit Special Olympics Ireland. Embrace the winter chill and watch them in action.

Suits: The whole family. Time: 2pm. Tickets: Free, but donations welcome. Find out more here.

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Winter Wonders: Centre Stage School brings its Winter Wonders showcase to the Cork Arts Theatre this weekend. Students will perform a Christmas-themed celebration of theatre and singing, with plenty to keep young audiences entertained.

Suits: The whole family. Time: 5.30pm/8.15pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: €8. Buy tickets here.

GALWAY

The Nutcracker Family Show: The Town Hall Theatre is hosting the most Christmassy of Christmas shows this Saturday, performed by the Whistleblast Quartet.

Suits: Age 4+. Time: 1.30pm. Tickets: €6/€12. Find out more here.

LIMERICK

The Muppet Christmas Carol: As a part of UCH’s cinema season, catch The Muppet Christmas Carol this Sunday at the University Concert Hall and introduce your kids to Dickens-goes-Muppets

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Suits: The whole family. Time: 3pm. Tickets: €5 online, €7.50 at box office. Find out more here.

WATERFORD

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Winterval Express Train: All aboard the Winterval Express Train as it winds through Waterford’s city centre, taking in the highlights of Winterval – a must for train fanatics.

Suits: The whole family. Time: All weekend. Tickets:  €5/€6. Find out more here.

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