Completion at the Après-Ski @ I BELIEVE™ Christmas Village

With just a few hours left until the launch our trees were finally delivered. Thus, we were chopping and dragging pine trees like accomplished lumberjacks.

Setting up the trees across the space, some in buckets of sand, was a task that required endurance (which we certainly had).

Once placed, we gracefully draped our fairy lights across the pine branches as the final aspects of the bar were coming together. Hessian bows were wrapped around our present boxes and bulky logs filled into our massive wooden baskets.

Ivory candles filled our lanterns to complete the rustic mood.

A chorus of folks caroled with the lighting of the impressive Christmas tree down at the docks. Businesses took to their stands, displaying their diverse crafts and treats, including the irresistible wholesome goods by Eathos.

Our Après-ski pop-up bar successfully came together to be the Scandinavian winter dreamland we envisioned. We celebrated over mulled wine, basking in the ethereal noel ambiance of I BELIEVE.

Be sure to experience the jolly delight of a themed pop-up bar and spirited Christmas Village. It is an event that truly encapsulates the zest the holiday season.

Even book a table at Après-ski in advance! €15pp, no minimum booking. This includes:
+A private table for you and your mate(s)
+Personalised VIP “ski pass”
+A choice of drink from our aperitif selection on arrival
+Table service from our designated Chalet staff

Get down and get jovial in our raw and regal Nordic drinking hall at the chq Building. Open now until December 23rd.

Après-ski @ I BELIEVE™ Christmas Village

Après-ski @ I BELIEVE™ Christmas Village

Après-ski refers to social activities after an adventurous day out skiing and snowboarding on the slopes. AKA posting up in a cozy location that has a jolly atmosphere, fine beverages, and some tunes to move to.

It is a custom that is rich in winter culture and celebration. As are Nordic countries! So we are bringing the two together in our design for the pop-up bar at the I BELIEVE™ Christmas village: a Scandinavian themed alpine establishment.


I BELIEVE™ Christmas village is Ireland’s first winter food, drink, craft, and horticulture festival based around what will be the country’s most legendary Christmas tree. At a massive 50 foot height, it will pay homage to the Rockefeller Tree in New York.

Held at the Custom House Quarter and the neighbouring area of George’s Dock, I BELIEVE™ will be hosting an array of Irish businesses, craftspeople, charities, producers, and traders.

They will all be selling intricate and unique goods to make for the perfect Christmas gifts while also supporting the local economy.

Santa and his elves will also of course be a key feature at the village: their designated area will offer arts and crafts, where letter writing to Old Saint Nick is encouraged whilst family Christmas movies are being aired.

Our Après-ski pop-up bar located here will be the quintessential festive space to socialise as we enter the holiday season. It will be clad with dreamy lighting, luxe sheepskin throws, a plethora of christmas trees, and more.

Here is a little sample sneak preview of what we have in store

In addition to an abundance of rustic seats, a full bar, and catchy jams on the speakers, the Après-ski will be the pinnacle of Yuletide fun; the ideal place to rendezvous for a merry pregame or a corporate event.

The option to book tables is available at no minimum for €15pp. This includes:
+A private table for you and your mate(s)
+Personalised VIP “ski pass”
+A choice of drink from our aperitif selection on arrival
+Table service from our designated Chalet staff

Check out the official Après-ski pop-up Scandinavian Lodge  page and Facebook event

Here is the venue space amidst preparation

The I BELIEVE™ Christmas village will be an incredibly jovial experience running from November 27th to December 23rd, 7 days a week.

Ski attire at our pop-up bar is optional but encouraged. Why not get festive and break out that retro snowsuit? Sport a trapper hat. Accessorise with snow goggles. Tis the season!

Now enjoy some vintage ski fashion to get in the mood