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The Event of the year!

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

Follow Fox Events invites you to experience enchantment like never before as Wonderlights returns to Malahide Castle with a brand new show 'The Magic of Winter’, Where Light Comes to Life! Prepare to be mesmerised by Ireland's biggest light show unveiling breathtaking new displays alongside beloved classics from November 10th to January 2nd.

Now in its fourth year, guests will be immersed in a world where nature awakens in vibrant hues, and light dances in harmony with the darkness. This dazzling and highly accessible sensory walk promises to captivate all ages, making it the perfect outing for families, couples, and friends alike.


Embark on Wonderlights ‘The Magic of Winter’ and be transported into a fairytale realm. Discover enthralling projections on the Castle and enchantment at every footstep. Meet the beloved Talking Tree, venture into the deep Arctic Oceans and explore life in the Frozen Lands as light explodes into life. Take a stroll among the Magical Flying Fairies, as you watch them dance in the night sky. Awe-inspiring displays of majestic Woodland Creatures await your admiration. With the integration of cutting-edge technology, Wonderlights offers new areas to explore, providing engaging and entertaining experiences for guests of all ages.  'The Magic of Winter' would not be complete without a visit to the Festive Lights and the Woodland Village where a selection of food vendors will offer delicious hot food, treats and winter warmers.


Curators of the highly acclaimed previous themes of ‘The Night Sky’, ‘Ireland By Night’ and ‘Castle of Light’, Wonderlights is Ireland’s only multi-sensory, 2km outdoor trail, that captures the imagination and safely transports ticket holders into a world of wonder. An international team of talented creatives have curated this year’s spectacular new show. State-of-the-art technologies and spellbinding displays will see Wonderlights, ‘The Magic of Winter’ reach new heights for this best-in-class experience.


This year, Wonderlights introduces dazzling interactive light-up wristbands which are included in each child’s ticket. Reacting to the environment, these wristbands ensure your child is an active part of the Wonderlights adventure, the perfect memento for an unforgettable experience. 


Wonderlights collaborates closely with Malahide Castle's grounds team to elevate the beauty of the woodland spaces and preserve the parklands' essence. Wonderlights opts to be powered with hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). Widely recognized as one of the most environmentally friendly fuel alternatives, HVO reduces CO2 emissions by an impressive 90%. In alignment with this commitment to sustainability, all lighting fixtures utilize the most energy-efficient bulbs currently on the market.


With plenty of onsite parking and road signage from public transport routes, as well as being fully wheelchair accessible and pram friendly, this experience is perfect for family and friends of all ages to enjoy. 

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Food Vendors


Sample selection from our 2022 event!



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.

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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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!


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

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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.

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