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.  


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Accommodation Recommendations


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.

To book, visit: ww.carltondublinairport.com 

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.

To book, visit www.portmarnock.com

"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!"




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.



Our team are committed to ensuring that Wonderlights has minimum impact on the beautiful environment in which we operate, and on the wildlife that call the woodland their home. We work in close partnership with the grounds staff of the venue to enhance the natural features of the woodland areas.