Something for the Christmas weekend...

At a loss for plans this Christmas? Colette Keane has your weekend sorted.

1. Spirit of Giving

Supervalu’s nationwide Christmas Charity Food Appeal held in association with St Vincent De Paul, The Simon Community and The Lions Club is running until Friday and in stores around the country and will donate in excess of €300,000 to local causes.

2. And They’re Off

Fashion forward ladies from across the country will gather for the winter-racing style event of the season at Leopardstown Racecourse on Lexus Chase Day on Wednesday Dec 28. Cliff at Lyons, the Kildare country retreat, is partnering with Leopardstown and celebrity stylist Sonya Lennon will be on-hand to select the winners.

3. Countdown to 2017

Now in its third year, the three-day citywide New Year’s Festival Dublin will be bigger and better than ever with free family friendly activities and events from December 30 to January 1. Ring in the New Year at the 3Countdown Concert at St Stephens Green South, witness the Sky Dance at the Custom House, a spectacular aerial outdoor performance by Fidget Feet, taking place on New Year’s Eve or catch Luminosity 3D animations at the Custom House.

4. Women’s Little Christmas

Breast Cancer Research is asking ladies to get together on January 6th to celebrate the end of the Christmas while helping to raise funds in support of Breast Cancer Research. So, whether it’s a coffee morning or an afternoon tea party, a fun quiz night or fancy dress at the local pub or club, register for your fundraising pack by calling (091) 863 917 or

5. Festival Fun

INEC Killarney in association with SPIN South West are coming together to create ‘Future Sounds’ Ireland’s newest Festival experience taking place on February 3 2017. Describing it as a celebration of electro-pop and alternative soundtracks, tickets cost €28 from Ticketmaster .

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