Covid-19 Update

Due to the impact of COVID-19, Fáilte Ireland, in conjunction with Dublin City Council and their event partners, made the difficult but unavoidable decision to suspend New Year’s Festival Dublin for 2020.

Last year approximately 110,000 people took part in the festival across three days, with 80,000 people attending the popular fireworks display alone. Given these numbers it is clear that the event would not fall within current Government and public health guidance and it would not be appropriate to encourage people to congregate in these numbers.

This year, due to restrictions, celebrations will be televised with a special New Year’s Eve programme of events, courtesy of RTÉ, all of which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home on the 31st December.

If you wish to tune in from abroad, you can do so through the RTÉ Player which will be available for everyone to watch no matter where in the world you are. See

Happy New Year from the NYF Dublin Festival Team. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2021!