Where to Enjoy a Drive In Christmas Movie Around Ireland

Jill Holtz

October 26, 2020

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Everyone loves a Christmas movie, especially when it’s a classic. If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids in the run up to Christmas, here’s Where to Enjoy a Drive In Christmas Movie Around Ireland (all safe and sound):

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There’s nothing more guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit than a good old Christmas movie. Here’s our roundup of where you can enjoy a Christmas Movie this year all from the comfort of your own car!

Where to Enjoy a Christmas Movie Around Ireland

Drive In Cinema at Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin

santa clause the movie drive in Christmas movie

Retro Drive-In Movies run at Leopardstown Racecourse; movies are shown in HD with the sound broadcast to your car radio on their very own Retro Drive-in Radio Station.

These showings still have tickets available at time of writing:

  • ​National Lampoons Christmas Vacation – on Friday December 4th 9.30pm to 11pm
  • Home Alone PJ’s & Pillows Session – Saturday December 5th 9.15pm to 11pm & Friday December 18th 6.45pm to 8.30pm & Sunday December 20th 6pm to 8pm
  • Father Ted – Wednesday December 9th 8pm
  • Elf PJ’s & Pillows Session – Friday December 11th, 7pm to 8.30pm & 9.30pm to 11pm and Saturday December 19th, 3pm to 5pm
  • Home Alone 2 – Saturday December 12th SOLD OUT, Saturday December 20th 6pm to 8pm
  • The Santa Clause PJ’s & Pillows Session – Sunday December 13th, 6pm to 7.30pm
  • Santa Claus The Movie PJ’s & Pillows Session – Friday 18th December 9.30pm to 11pm & Saturday December 19th, 6pm to 7.45pm
  • The Polar Express – Sunday December 13th SOLD OUT, Sunday December 20th 3.15pm to 5pm.
  • The Grinch – Monday December 14th 7pm to 8.30pm
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol – Tuesday December 15th 7pm to 8.30pm
  • Love Actually Saturday – December 19th 9pm to 11.15pm

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Drive In Cinema at Galway Racecourse, Galway

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Retro Drive-In Movies run at Galway Racecourse in Ballybrit this December; movies are shown in HD with the sound broadcast to your car radio on their very own Retro Drive-in Radio Station.

These showings still have tickets available at time of writing:

  • Elf – Friday December 11th at 7pm & 9.30pm
  • Film – TBA Saturday December 12th at 1pm & 3pm
  • Home Alone – Saturday December 12th at 6pm
  • Home Alone 2 – Saturday December 12th at 9pm

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Drive In Cinema at Glenroe Farm, Wicklow

Retro Drive-In Movies run at Glenroe Farm, Wicklow this December; movies are shown in HD with the sound broadcast to your car radio on their very own Retro Drive-in Radio Station.

These showings still have tickets available at time of writing:

  • Elf – Saturday December 13th at 3pm
  • Santa Clause The Movie – Saturday December 13th at 6pm
  • Home Alone – Saturday December 13th at 9pm

DLR Christmas Drive in Movies Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

dlr Christmas movie drive in

Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown Council have a selection of drive-in movies running on select dates this December including:

  • Frozen – Saturday December 12th at 2pm
  • The Grinch – Saturday December 12th at 6pm
  • The Polar Express – Sunday December 13th at 2pm
  • Home Alone – Sunday December 13th at 2pm
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971 version) – Saturday December 19th at 2pm
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol – Saturday December 19th at 6pm
  • Arthur Christmas – Sunday December 20th at 2pm
  • Fred Claus – Sunday December 20th at 6pm

Book your tickets here. All showings take place at the Ferry Terminal, Dún Laoghaire.

Drive In Christmas Movies at The RDS, Dublin

RDS Drive in Cinema Christmas Movies

Enjoy a Drive In Christmas Movie experience at The RDS this December with some of the biggest festive favourite family & Christmas movies on offer including:

  • The Greatest Showman – Friday December 4th from 7.30pm
  • Home Alone – Saturday December 5th from 5pm
  • Love Actually – Saturday December 5th from 7.30pm
  • Elf – Sunday December 6th from 5pm
  • Die Hard – Sunday December 6th from 7.30pm
  • Gremlins – Thursday December 10th from 7.30pm
  • It’s A Wonderful Life – Friday December 11th from 7.30pm
  • Frozen 2 – Saturday December 12th from 2pm
  • The Holiday – Saturday December 12th from 7pm
  • The Polar Express – Sunday 13th December from 4.30pm
  • Scrooged – Sunday 13th December from 7pm

Classic Drive In Cinema Christmas Movies Mayo, Wicklow & Wexford

Classic Drive In Cinema Christmas Movies

Enjoy some Christmas Movie entertainment from the safety of your car including:

  • Elf – Friday December 6th from 5.30pm at Bunclody AFC, Wexford
  • Home Alone – Friday December 6th from 8.45pm at Bunclody AFC , Wexford
  • The Santa Clause – Thursday December 10th 6.30pm Westport Rugby Club, Mayo
  • Home Alone – Thursday December 10th 9.15 pm Westport Rugby Club, Mayo
  • Santa Clause – Friday December 11th at 6.30pm The Beehive, Rathnew, Wicklow
  • Home Alone 2 Lost In New York – Friday December 11th at 9.15 pm The Beehive, Rathnew, Wicklow

Drive In Home Alone at Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin

The Red Cow Moran Hotel are showing a drive in movie, Home Alone, on Saturday 12th December at 6pm. Tickets can be bought online.

home alone drive in Christmas movie

Drive In Christmas Movies at Tayto Park

Tayto Park have teamed up with Retro Drive-In Movies for a two-day Christmas movie drive-in weekend on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th of December.

Arrive in the car, stay in the car and leave in the car, the Christmas movie drive-in at Tayto Park is safe and socially distanced. With refreshments available to purchase on site, tickets are priced at €30.90 for a five-seater car and €32.00 for a seven-seater.

  • The Santa Clause – Saturday 19th 3pm
  • Home Alone – Saturday 19th 6pm & 9pm
  • The Polar Express – Sunday 20th 3pm
  • Santa Claus The Movie – Sunday 20th 6pm
  • Home Alone 2 – Sunday 20th 9pm

Drive In Disney Movies at The Square, Tallaght

Enjoy a movie under the stars at the Disney Drive-In Cinema at The Square, Tallaght, showing lots of Disney Movie favourites between 16th December 2020 and 3rd January 2021.

Wed 16 Dec – The Santa Clause, Frozen
Thu 17 Dec – Coco, Moana
Fri 18 Dec – Frozen 2, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King
Sat 19 Dec – Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Alice in Wonderland
Sun 20 Dec – Monsters Inc., The Jungle Book, Frozen 2
Mon 21 Dec – Up, Coco, Beauty & The Beast
Tue 22 Dec – Frozen, Zootropolis, Cars
Wed 23 Dec – A Christmas Carol, Frozen 2, Pinocchio
Thu 24 Dec – The Santa Clause, The Nightmare Before Christmas
Sat 26 Dec – Frozen 2, Mulan
Sun 27 Dec – The Lion King, Finding Dory, Oz The Great & Powerful
Mon 28 Dec – Frozen, Lady & The Tramp, Cinderella
Tue 29 Dec – Dumbo, The Good Dinosaur, Beauty & The Beast
Wed 30 Dec – Tangled, Toy Story, The Nutcracker & the Four Realms
Thu 31 Dec – Inside Out, Onward, Frozen 2
Fri 1 Jan – Lilo & Stitch, High School Musical 3 : Senior Year image
Sat 2 Jan – Aladdin, Ralph Breaks The Internet
Sun 3 Jan – Wall-E, Frozen 2, Mary Poppins Returns

Family tickets are priced at €29.50 (including booking fee), available online.

Christmas Movies at Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran, Donegal

Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran are showing 2 classic Christmas movies:

  • Home Alone – Date TBA
  • The Santa Clause – Date TBA

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Rockin’ Christmas Rhymes with Branar Productions – Online Event

Branar Productions Rockin Christmas Rhymes Christmas Movies

Push back the couch and get ready to jingle with some Rockin’ Christmas Rhymes from Branar Productions. Live from the Black Box in Galway there will be a festive mix that will appeal to all the family from 2 to 102!

To enjoy a live stream from the comfort of your home check out the screening dates on offer from these local theatres around Ireland:

  • Town Hall Theatre, Galway
  • Linehall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Mayo
  • Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick
  • glór Ennis, Clare
  • Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Wicklow
  • Daríocht, Blanchardstown, Dublin
  • Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Laois
  • Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Kildare
  • Backstage Theatre, Longford

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Peter Pan Panto, Dublin – Drive-In

Peter Pan Panto 2020

Dates: From December 11th 2020 to January 5th 2021. Tickets go on sale on Friday, 27th.

Alan Hughes and Karl Broderick present this year’s Panto, Peter Pan as a magical drive-in experience at Malahide Castle, Dublin. The show will be 70 minutes with no interval. You can watch all the action from the safety of your car.

Have your say. Have you got any plans to take the kids to a drive in cinema? Tell us in the comments below. 

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Published On: October 26th, 2020 / Categories: Entertainment, Ireland / Last Updated: March 30th, 2021 / Tags: , , , , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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