Queer and festive events happening in Ireland to get you in Christmas spirit

As we begin to get into the festive mood and don our gay apparel, here are some of the best events happening across the country to let the yuletide be gay!

Christmas events 2019

Glórious Christmas Concert 2019

Join Glória as they return to their festive home of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin bringing another epic mix of yuletide favourites, Glória classics and some new carols which we know you will love! This is always a popular concert in the lead up to Christmas and a highlight of Glória’s year so get your tickets fast.

Friday, December 13, 8 pm. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Book Now.


Panti Bliss in conversation with Gareth Thomas: A World AIDS day Fundraiser

After last years sell-out fundraising event with Professor Mulcahy, GCN and HIV Ireland are proud to present our second annual fundraising event, an evening of conversation between two legends of the LGBT+ community, Panti Bliss and Gareth Thomas.

November 28, Trinity College Dublin. Book Now.

H&G’s Christmas Dining Experience – Phantasmagoria

Join H&G Creations on their annual Christmas banquet to kick-start the festive season with an original theatre, spoke word, art, music, food and some of Ireland’s top performers and event stylists.

This BYOB event runs on December 5, 6, 7 in Orlagh Country House, Rathfarnham. Book Now.


Race Chaser Live with Willam and Alaska

Race Chaser is the current hit podcast devoted to the discussion and dissection of every episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race starting from the very beginning. Hosted by two of the most iconic queens to ever compete on the show: ALASKA (Season 5, All-Stars 2) and WILLAM (Season 4, Drag U), Race Chaser is an insider’s look at the worldwide phenomena that is RuPaul’s Drag Race. Expect Drag Race analysis and dishy behind-the-scenes stories!

November 27, The Helix. Book Now.

StefanFae and LadyK present Performance Overfired

Like those guys with guitars they’ve been watching in bars, StefanFae and LadyK have been stomping their feet to a different beat. They’ve been poked and stoked, so gird your loins for a roclicking dash and grab of steamy musical delights and polemics so hot you’ll think Twink’s answering machine message sounds like Anne Doyle on the six one in 1993. Sinéad? Pulp? Eiffel 65? They’ve got them all. So batten down the hashtags there chicken, the revolution won’t happen on your newsfeed. The revolution will be… OVERFIRED!

December 2-7, Project Arts. Book Now.



Join the National Women’s Council of Ireland for #FemFest, a major conference for young women aged 16-25 discussing leadership, equality and planning for that feminist future! FemFest 2019 will discuss our campaigns for universal contraception, and young women’s mental health.

Please Note: This event is strictly for young women aged 16-25

November 30, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin 8. Book Now.


Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus Annual Christmas Concert 2019

Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus return with their 8th annual Christmas concert in the beautiful surroundings of Sandford Church in Ranelagh.

Always a highlight in the choir’s annual calendar, this year’s Christmas performance promises to kick start your festive season! Audiences will be thrilled and delighted with festive classics, Christmas favourites, seasonal hymns, and a few surprises thrown in for good measure. They will be joined by Niamh Fitzgerald who will be grace the audience with her talent as a soloist and accompanying the Chorus.

December 15, Sandford Parish Church. Book Now.


LGBTQ+ friendly Christmas 80s party

Get in the festive spirit and come have a bop with IADT QSA on the December 3 at The Soundhouse where DJ Papillon will be playing 80s music all night long! Christmas is about giving so they’ve decided to throw this party with all ticket sales going to Focus Ireland who are a non-profit helping the homeless.

December 3, The Sound House. Book Now.


Galway Winter Pride

People holding a Pride flag at Galway Pride Parade

Galway Community Pride has made a special announcement that, for the first time ever, they will be doing a Winter Pride this December.

The Galway Community Pride committee said: “As a committee, we’ve been thinking for a couple of months now how we can do more for the community all year round.

“The Winter period can be a difficult time for everyone, but especially so for the LGBT+ community. For us, this is about giving and providing a sense of found family at an important time of year.

“We are deep into planning a number of events over a Pride-themed weekend.

“More details will be available on soon on our social media and at our public meeting we’re holding on the 3rd!”

Follow Galway Pride on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date.


Youghal LGBT+ Network Christmas Pop-Up Cafe

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On Saturday, December 14 from 2-5 pm, Youghal LGBT+ Network is back with a Christmas Pop-Up Cafe at Cumann na Daoinem Catherine St., Youghal. There will be information on supports and services available at the café and everyone under the LGBT+ rainbow is welcome.

For more information, see Youghal LGBT+ Network on Facebook.


Dublin Winter Pride

Winter Pride 2019

The first official Dublin Winter Pride, which takes place between November 25 and December 1 2019, is a new event brought to you by Dublin LGBT+ Pride which will once again unite us and reconnect people with all the resources and supports available to them.

November 25 – December 1, various venues. The full program is available on www.winterpride.ie

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