The Event of the year!

​Come outdoors this Winter and walk by night.. walk by Wonderlight! 

Following the amazing show 'Castle of Light' in 2021, Wonderlights will return to Malahide Castle and Gardens this winter. Presenting a brand new show, Wonderlights welcomes you on a journey through ‘The Night Sky’.


Our guests will embark on a sensory adventure to the Northern Lights. The route will take you from the beautiful Irish Countryside, across the Northern Seas, through the Arctic Forest and onto the spectacular Northern Lights with lots of surprises along the way. The experience continues with some fantastic scenes of ‘The Night Sky’ from Meteor Showers to the Cosmos. Look out for the Shooting Stars!


An international team of talented creatives have curated this spectacular new show. Significant investment in state of the art technologies and dazzling displays will ensure returning guests will be super impressed. This year's show will match the best in class - globally, in immersive lighting experiences. 

Wonderlights is an enchanting event for all ages. Perfect for all the family, couples and groups of friends, attendees will enjoy stunning light displays and immersive projections for a sensory experience like no other. The route is fully accessible to wheelchair users, and buggies / prams are welcome. 

Following the awe inspiring journey through the illuminated gardens, why not grab a hot drink or bite to eat from our Woodland Food Village.


A Galaxy of light installations await you on this year's walk by Wonderlight.

Entry times are every 15 minutes from dusk on selected dates between the 4th of November 2022 and the 3rd of January 2023. Tickets are priced from €16.50 for Children, Students and OAPs, €20.00 for Adults plus booking fees, with Infants under 2 years going free.  


Food Partners


Introducing our new food partners! We are delighted to announce our new food partners for Wonderlights at Malahide Castle & Gardens this winter:

Food Partners

Food Partners



More than just a grilled cheese. Griolladh uses 100% Irish suppliers to create a mouth-watering sensory experience. Unforgettable flavours. Extraordinary texture and a feast for the eyes.

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Sugar Mama BBQ

Sugar Mama is a family-run business offering sumptuous barbecue options at premier events across Ireland and the UK. The BBQ swing grill tent offers delicious hotdogs, burgers and chips, suitable for hungry patrons of all ages!

Coffee & Donuts

Enjoy coffee and donuts from Creed Coffee and The Rolling Donut. Creed Coffee are providing the caffeine fix and the OG of donuts, The Rolling Donut will have all the fillings and toppings you could possibly dream of, including vegan friendly options.

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Sprinkles Desserts

Yummy desserts from Sprinkles will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth craving, with everything from hot waffles to ice cream Sundaes.


Serving a delicious selection of wood fired pizzas, hand-stretched and baked the traditional way in a wood fired oven.


Accommodation Recommendations

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Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport is a 4-star modern hotel and easily accessible for guests arriving from all parts of the country, as it’s located just off the M1 & M50 motorways. It is only 5 minutes drive from Dublin Airport and 15 minutes drive from Malahide Castle.

With a choice of Double, Twin, Triple, and Family Interconnecting rooms, it has spacious bedrooms designed with your comfort in mind. It also offers excellent dining options on-site: the contemporary Kittyhawks Bar & Restaurant and the stylish Mayfly Restaurant. Avail of 24h shuttle bus service, and reduced car parking rate when pre-booked online.

The Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport is the perfect choice for a memorable and comfortable experience in Dublin. Please note that the hotel operates a safe Covid-19 policy and has been accredited by the Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Charter.

Use code WONDER22 when booking to receive 15% off bookings (4th Nov- 3rd Jan)

To book, visit: 


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Located just a 10-minute drive to Malahide Castle & Gardens and an easy drive from locations across the country, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links is the perfect location to rest your head after a fun-filled experience at Wonderlights. 


Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Velvet Strand, one of Ireland's most stunning stretches of uninterrupted coastline, the historic Portmarnock Hotel has been entirely reimagined to complement the breath-taking seaside location. 


Along with an award-winning spa and golf links, guests can enjoy a historic dining experience in our Jameson Bar, situated in the heart of the original Jameson family home, or a long, leisurely, and luxurious Afternoon Tea in our Seaview Lounge. 


With 131 rooms available including Superior, Deluxe, Family, and Suites, we cater for every need with the bonus of complimentary parking and wifi for all guests.

Use code WONDERLIGHTS for 20% off! * Room Only, Bed & Breakfast and Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rate plans. This is strictly an online promotion only. This offer can’t be booked over the phone or by email. It will last for the full duration of the event, Nov 4th – Jan 3rd.

To book, visit www.portmarnock.com


Just 10 minutes from Dublin International Airport and only 15 minutes from Dublin City Centre, Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport is the perfect beginning to your next Dublin getaway.

There are plenty of places to visit within 20 minutes of our 4-star hotel such as Newbridge House, the Old Jameson Distillery & GAA Museum.

Only a 15-minute drive to the scenic seaside villages of Malahide & Howth and dozens of Ireland’s best golf courses, all located in North Dublin

Enjoy authentic Italian cooking at Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport.Our 608 bedrooms offer both space and comfort for the perfect start to your next Dublin getaway. The ideal place to relax and unwind for both leisure breaks and business trips.

To book, visit claytonhoteldublinairport.com


The four-star Grand Hotel in Dublin, ideally located by the sea, in the picturesque village of Malahide, one of Dublin's most desirable places to visit. 

After a day spent exploring all that Malahide and Dublin have to offer, take time out to experience dining at Coast, the Grand Hotel’s seafront restaurant, showcasing the very best of fresh, local produce. Also available for casual dining in the hotel is the recently refurbished Matt Ryan Bar.


Relax in the beautiful bedrooms, many with stunning sea views or unwind with a dip in the 21-meter swimming pool at the award-winning Arena Health and Fitness Club. 

At the heart of the Grand Hotel is the family of staff who will make your visit to Malahide and Dublin especially memorable, all while having you feel like part of the family. 

To book, visit www.thegrand.ie

"We went last night and it was absolutely beautiful. The staff were great too. Would highly recommend booking. My two boys came out with the verdict of Big Big Wow!"


A Sustainable and Eco-Conscious Event


We work in close partnership with the grounds staff og Malahide Castle to enhance the natural features of the woodland areas and maintain the integrity of the parklands.

Our show will be powered by hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). Considered one of the cleanest fuel alternatives, HVO eliminates CO2 emissions by up to 90%. In line with this, all our lights use the most energy-efficient bulbs available.

In selecting Malahide Castle & Gardens we are advocating accessibility by public transport. While there is a car park, the location is served by numerous bus routes and the DART, which we encourage our visitors to choose where they can.



We have a commitment to inclusion at all our events for every member of society. We will be creative, adapt, invest and climb over backwards to make it possible for you to join our experience. Only health & safety are deemed appropriate preclusions from you and yours joining us.