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

Wonderlights is an enchanting night walk experience by festival light, for all the family. After the hugely successful inaugural show at Palmerstown House Estate, Wonderlights returns for 2021 at the stunning and historical Malahide Castle & Gardens in Dublin. A magical mix of light, colour & nature awaits at Ireland’s most beloved Historical Castles & Gardens. Our team of talented creatives will bring the venue alive with stunning lighting displays and immersive projections.

Wheelchair and pram friendly, this fully accessible route is the perfect evening activity for all the family. Wonderlights also makes for a unique atmospheric backdrop for an after-work wellness experience for couples and friends. Meander through the captivating displays at a leisurely pace, immerse yourself in nature and embrace the great outdoors.

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

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. Fully accessible, buggies, prams and wheelchair users can all enjoy the route with carers receiving a complimentary pass to attend.

Entry times are every 15 minutes from 5 pm-8 pm every Thursday - Sunday and tickets are priced at €16.50 for children, students and OAPs, €19.50 for adults  plus booking fees, with children under 2 going free.  

Click here to read info & tips for your visit


We are delighted to announce the food vendors that will join us at Malahide Castle for Wonderlights this Winter! Check them out in the Woodland Village pre or post Wonderlights experience!


More than just a grilled cheese. Griolladh uses 100% Irish suppliers to create a sensory experience. Unforgettable flavours. Extraordinary texture and a feast for the eyes. These sambos are not just for lunch, they're for life.

Griolladh will present a festive themed menu with toasties, snacks and drinks. 

One of Malahide’s favourites, The Buddy Cup goes all Christmassy and brings their local caffeine kick to our lovely event with The Buddy Christmas Cup, keeping us cosy and comforted as we stroll beneath the lights.

Serving a wide range of festive themed hot chocolates and barista coffees, and for any sweet tooths they'll have some delicious treats including mince pies, gingerbread men and santa cookies!


Sugar Mama is a family-run business offering sumptuous barbeque 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! 

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.

Attendees of Wonderlights can enjoy 15% off best available room only rate – why not treat yourselves to a night away this winter! Valid for bookings 18/11 - 23/12. Car parking can be booked online at a reduced rate. Pay when you stay - flexible same day 2 pm cancellation.

Promo code WONDER21  

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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.


Attendees of Wonderlights can avail of 20% off the following rates:

-Room Only 

-Bed, Breakfast and Dinner

-Bed & Breakfast 

Use the promo code WONDERLIGHTS when booking over at:





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.

"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!"