Celebrating The Holidays In Dublin | 12 Elves of Dublin | 614 Mom

If you’ve been a reader for awhile you know that this is my favorite time of the year! I LOVE the holidays! We have a few very special traditions that make this time of year extra special and one of those traditions including spending time in Downtown Dublin.  We love walking through Downtown Dublin and checking out the local shops, grabbing ice cream at Jeni’s, and warming up with a hot chocolate from Starbucks! On a side note: The White Hot Chocolate is life changing!! I’m obsessed!


12 Elves of Dublin

We have always loved the Dublin Fairy Trail so when we saw that they were hosting a 12 Elves of Dublin we knew we had to add it to our calendar.  It’s similar to the Fairy Trail because you hop from business to business looking for the elf and once you find the hidden elf you get a stamp. Turn in your completed card for a chance to win a grand prize! We went on Saturday and did a few of the stops but it was raining pretty heavy so we decided to go back another day to finish.  We did stop by Starbucks though and the barista told us that the kids that find the elf in their store get a free hot chocolate! Such a fun little surprise for my son, who loves Starbucks like his mama. :-)


You start by picking up the card at any of the 12 participating businesses and then make sure to go to each business on the card. The Scavenger Hunt runs daily from December 1-December 29 from 1pm - 4pm and is completely FREE to participate in.

Participating Businesses

  • La Chatelaine

  • Boho 72 Boutique

  • Dublin Toy Emporium

  • Dean Insurance Group

  • The Close Connection

  • Terra Gallery

  • Cutler Real Estate

  • Winans

  • Our CupCakery

  • Johnson's Real Ice Cream

  • Dr. Jennifer J. Miller, DDS Dentistry of Dublin

  • Starbucks


My kids loved the 12 Elves of Dublin because it was fun and exciting. My son’s excitement when he entered each business on the hunt for a new elf was something I hope to remember for the rest of my life. It was the CUTEST thing ever! I mentioned earlier that we had to leave early due to the weather but that’s okay because my son has talked about how cool it was so much that my husband (who didn’t get to go due to work) is excited to go back and experience it with us which is so fun!

You can celebrate the holidays in Dublin by visiting the Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo, grabbing dinner at Bridge Park, or shopping and strolling in Historic Dublin.  How will you be enjoying Dublin this Holiday season? Tell me in the comments and be sure to share your photos with me using #614mom on social media