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What’s On Guide

From ancient festivals in the Slieve Bloom Mountains to modern day merry-making, Laois has enjoyed a party more than most for thousands of years. With over 60 events happening each month , you are most definitely invited to celebrate with us.
And from major international music weekends to local fiestas covering everything from scarecrows and storytelling, to drama and literature, you’re sure to find your tribe. For the outdoor enthusiast there’s weekly guided walks, runs and cycles. Come join us as we celebrate the length and breadth of the county – morning, noon, and night…

The Santa Train Experience

Are you looking for a family friendly Christmas activity this festive season? Check out the Santa Train experience at Stradbally woodlands! The Santa Train Experience Celebrate the festive season this year with your family with […]

€5 – €19

Creative Christmas Workshops

Let your individuality and character shine through by sending cards and letters in your own unique Christmas designs and patterns. This workshop will give you an introduction to the tools and techniques needed to print […]


Mountrath Library Christmas Events

Lots of children's Christmas activities coming up at Mountrath Library, from Storytime to crafts and our special Santa Letter Writing Station. Don't miss out call in and see us over the next few weeks. There […]


Happy Human Christmas Special in Wolfhill

Are you looking for family friendly Christmas events in Co. Laois? Back by popular demand, Happy Human Christmas will be running in Wolfhill this festive season! Happy Human Christmas Special in Wolfhill Back by popular […]


Christmas Music At Jeremiah Grants

Throughout the month of December here at Jeremiah Grants we will have live music every weekend. If you are organising your Christmas Party check out or gigs. Why not book a table area or the […]


Sparkling Ladies Night

We are kicking off Christmas with a Cuisle Centre fundraiser. Dress code on the night is a little sparkle. So if you want to wear  the jeans or leggings that's no problem wear the sparkly […]

Mountmellick Library Christmas Events

Join us in Mountmellick Library for lots of fun, festive events for all the family this December. Christmas Carols will be provided by Mountmellick Men’s Shed and tea/coffee, mulled wine and mince pies will be […]


Christmas Music At The Anvil Inn

Booking a work Christmas Party? A Christmas Reunion? A Christmas night out with friends? The Anvil Inn has you covered. Check out our extensive list of entertainment acts performing throughout the month of December and […]

Sarah Sparkles at Portlaoise Library

Portlaoise Library cannot wait to welcome the wonderful Sarah Sparkles for an hour of festive fun, filled with Christmas songs and storytelling. This event is ideal for children aged two-to-six years. Places are limited so […]


Abbeyleix Christmas Market & Craft Fair

We've got a much bigger market this year than any previous year. We've got food trucks with Burritos, hotdogs, burgers, coffee, tea and more. We've got crafts, art, beauty, food, candles, fashion, trading cards and […]


Castle Arms Hotel Christmas Dance

The Castle Arms Hotel are thrilled to announce that Derek Ryan will be providing the entertainment for this years Christmas Dance. With early dancing to Adrian Ryan to get you all ready for the main […]

Annual Christmas Social Night

Abbeyleix Golf Club will be having our Annual Christmas Social Night at the start of December. On the night the music will be provided by John Walsh and Gerry Maloney. Prizes will be giving out […]

Castleview Open Farm Christmas Wonderland 2023

Walk through our Magic Christmas Wonderland past our small furry animals where you will find the Elf Lodging and their workshop. Write your letter to Santa and be sure to post it in our special […]

€8 – €25

Parent & Child Bonding Candle Making Workshop

Kindle the warmth of family bonds with our Parent & Child Bonding Candle Making and Hot Chocolate Workshop. Create not just a candle together but lasting memories as you and your little one embark on […]


Sewing Workshop Christmas Decorations

Join Aideen & learn how to hand sew Christmas Decorations, children are encouraged to bring old clothes to transform into something new. This workshop will be suitable for boys and girls aged between seven and […]


Shanahoe Christmas Craft Fair

A Christmas Craft Fair will take place in Shanahoe Community Centre in December. There will be a pop-up café and a large selection of handmade gifts on offer. This will be a great chance to […]

Stradbally Christmas Market and Light UP

Stradbally Tidy Towns would like to invite everyone to come along and join us at our annual Christmas Market in Stradbally on December. There will also be a large selection of market stalls with Christmas […]


LoveStock Irish Festive Winter Market

Christmas fair with crafts market, live music, speakers, children's activities & ceilí. All about mental health and wellness in winter. LoveStock is aimed at providing a space to heal and unite people on the land […]


Carols By Candlelight Durrow

This coming Sunday you are invited to a Christmas Carol Service in the Holy Trinity Church Durrow. We are delighted that the Durrow Community Choir, Vocem Daru, will be joining us for a seasonal service […]


Michael English Church Christmas Concert

The countdown is on until Michael English returns to St. Brigid’s Church, Ballinakill for a Christmas themed church concert. Celebrating all things Christmas, Country & Irish, this wonderful show is simply not to be missed. […]