DUBLIN’S BEST FREE CHRISTMAS EVENT FOR ALL THE FAMILY!
Keep scrolling to find out what you can expect from your visit to The Moving Crib!
You know it’s really Christmas when you hear mention of The Moving Crib at 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 and this year is no different. This wonderful gem will be opened again this year to celebrate it’s 63rd birthday, after welcoming 23,000 visitors last year. Doors open from the 28th November and best of all, it’s still FREE!
WHEN: 28th November – 5th January, 2019 – 11am – 6pm daily
*closed Christmas Day, St Stephen’s Day & New Year’s Day
Large groups must pre-book (Click Here)
What is The Moving Crib?
The Moving Crib at St Martin Apostolate, is the only one of its kind. It is a charming and entertaining experience for the entire family.
The timeless charm of the Moving Crib lives on! For many it has become a nostalgic centrepiece of the Christmas season; children are fascinated by it. A medley of Biblical, historical and fun stories, competitions, an illusion wall all wrapped up in a blanket of Christmas magic guarantees festive fun for all ages. Children are encouraged to draw and colour a Leaf, cut out the shape and bring it with them so that they can be placed in the Garden of Eden forever and take part in our competitions to be in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes!
It’s a monument of Dublin’s “rare auld times” but one that carries a message for today, helping to banish the winter blues and warm its visitors with excitement and real Christmas Spirit. And again, this year The Bray Gospel Choir will be treating visitors to an afternoon of performances of Carols and Gospel Music on Sunday 15th December from 12pm -4pm.
It’s all FREE admission and the kids will love it!
No booking necessary unless a large group i.e School Groups
Why not come and take some time out while immersing yourself in the beauty and wonder of “The Greatest Story Ever Told”.
Find out more about the history of The Moving Crib.
What’s said about The Moving Crib?
The Moving Crib has been featured in many news and media outlets and online community groups, here are just some of the comments:
“A wonderful hidden gem in Dublin City”– DublinKids.ie
“…an annual Christmas highlight”– The New York Times
“One of Dublin’s best-loved Christmas traditions.” – Airport Hopper
“The Charming Moving Crib (been there for donkey’s years!) is a real Dublin Institution and should give you a warm glow for the true meaning of Christmas.” – Isaac’s Hostel
“A tradition that has fascinated generations of children from all over Ireland for more than half a century…”– HerFamily.ie
“Definitely one of the most unique things to do in Dublin at Christmas.” – Lisa Hughes (Journalist/Blogger)
“fascinating and creative journey located in Dublin.” – Catolicos Hispanos en Irlanda
To expect… Lots of old world charm and a whole LOT of FUN!
Winding your way down to the basement of this lovely Georgian building, you are greeted with a montage of many historical / fun stories, including Noah’s Ark, The Wise Men and many more, its scenes, competitions, an illusion wall and a little touch of magic are all sure to guarantee a fun visit for all the family! Don’t forget to share your photos, use #TheMovingCrib on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!