Two popular Dublin attractions will be returning this year 4 weeks ago

Two popular Dublin attractions will be returning this year

Arguably better than the nightclubs reopening.

Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo and The Nightmare Realm at Dublin's RDS are both making a return this year after having to cancel last year's events due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Wild Lights will take visitors "Around the World" with their new theme featuring massive light-up versions of some of the most iconic landmarks across the globe including the Egyptian pyramids, Eiffel Tower and... outer space?

The festive experience is set to open for the public on Thursday, 28 October until Sunday, 9 January 2022 with tickets going on sale tomorrow.

Throughout November, Wild Lights will be open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 5-10pm. Then, in December and January, opening times will be extended to 4-9pm, seven days a week (excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St Stephen’s Day).

Meanwhile, if you're more of a Halloween head then you'll be glad to know that The Nightmare Realm is also back at The RDS from the 9 to the 31 October with three new haunted themes, including Church of the Damned, The Butcher Boys and Panic Attack.

The so-called "three levels of hell" start with the Church of The Damned, a disturbing remote and run-down village where satanic rituals abide, and cult members worship the feared Red Woman.

The next level of fear will see people enter a real-life Panic Attack (a really creepy maze) before finally emerging in a remote area colonised by a group of freaks called The Butcher Boys who promise to give Dahmer himself a run for his money.

There's also a new "social media zone" featuring props from iconic horror films such as Childs Play, Annabelle and The Shining if you've ever felt the desire to snap a selfie with a demented doll.

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Tickets for The Nightmare Realm are available here, meanwhile, tickets for Wild Lights can be purchased here.