Every year around the festive season, our neighbouring town of Dundrum becomes a Winter Wonderland. The Town Centre holds special festive shopping events, the local theatre has Christmas shows and performances and there is a fantastic Ice Rink just steps from the shopping centre. IMI residence fills up faster than a Christmas Market at this time of the year so book your stay today to avoid disappointment.

Shopping in Dundrum:

Shopping is important around the Christmas Season; everyone is frantically looking for the perfect gift for that special someone. This year, Dundrum Town Centre are improving your shopping experience by hosting an array of events across the season, everything from Beauty Masterclasses to Santa visits. They have a packed events calendar on their website so time your visit well so you can get some shopping done too. You’ll always find great value in the centres 160+ shops and keep an eye out for Black Friday & January Sales.

Not only are there great offers in Dundrum, they’re entertaining the shoppers with festive performances from Miss Ali Stage School. It’s the perfect way to get into the Christmas Spirit!

Ice Skating:

Did you know we have our own Winter Wonderland right in the centre of Dundrum? Dundrum on Ice returns from mid-October to mid-January and is a perfect day out for couples, families or groups of friends. It’s suitable for all ages but a level of balance and experience is recommended during the very busy times. They have 500m2 of crisp white ice, perfect to test your skills or perfect your pirouette. They have some great discounts and group offers so check their website before you arrive for the best deal.

Christmas at Airfield:

If you’re looking for a family-friendly activity to get your little ones in the mood for Christmas, look no further than Airfield Estate. Less than 20 minutes’ walk from IMI residence Dundrum, Airfield have a host of fantastic Christmas activities for the whole family. They’re hosting Christmas Craft evenings, Mince pie making workshops, wine tastings, wreath making and carol singing to name a few! They have inclusive events too, for hard of hearing and less abled visitors, to ensure everyone is included in the festive celebrations.

The Mill Theatre:

The Mill Theatre, 5 minutes’ drive from IMI residence, is hosting a great selection of events for Christmas. Whether you prefer Christmas Crooners with hits from Nat, Bing and Frank or a more family-friendly panto, The Mill Theatre has something for you. Their talented production team are putting on a very special adaptation of Robin Hood, with audience participation, songs, dancing and a host of crazy, zany and colourful characters. Tickets are a fraction of the cost of a high-end panto in the city and you’re supporting local theatre too! 

Festive walks:

If you want to enjoy the great outdoors this Christmas season, there are plenty of walks in the area. Wrap up warmly and get yourself on the road to Ticknock Forest to enjoy the beauty of nature. Follow the Ticknock trail to enjoy an extensive network of forest trails and gorgeous walkways all the while enjoy the surrounding local flora and fauna. The Three Rock formations you’ll see are naturally formed and together with stunning views over the Wicklow Mountains make a very popular tourist destination.


IMI Residence offers peace, tranquillity and luxury in a perfect location in South Dublin. If you’d like to stay with us this Christmas season, don’t forget that our best value rates and special offers are only available when you book directly and not through any third-party website. Contact our friendly team or book using our official website today.

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