Galway Christmas Market

Posted 27.10.23

Galway Christmas Market

Shop at Galway Christmas Market – 13th Edition

The Galway Christmas Market will be returning once more to Eyre Square! This market is seen to attract over 600,000 people over its 30-day duration. The hours this year will be from 12 noon until 8pm with bar open until 10pm Monday to Wednesday, 10am-10pm Thursday to Saturday and on Sunday from 10am – 8pm and of course access to the market is completely free!

This will be the 13th year of the market with it being no different to any other year of the festival with an array of entertainment and stalls located in Eyre Square in Galway City Centre. The amusements will be back in action which include a 32 metre high Big Wheel and traditional Carousel, Santa’s Express Train, live music performers, puppet shows, storytelling, school choirs and a Santas’s Grotto to be run by local charities. 

There will also be a range of different food offerings on the menu with bratwurst, pastries, pretzels or confectionary, crêpes and waffles! It is the perfect scene for a romantic or scenic family walk through the enchanted light gardens providing the backdrop for a spectacular Christmas Market photo which will ignite the memories of a lifetime! On your walk you can also stop off at Santa’s post-box to make sure your presents will be on the way Christmas Eve. If it is looking for the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one the market also holds host to many artisan food products from both indigenous and European traders!

Santa will also be at attendance this year at the Christmas Market if your little ones would like to see old saint Nick. 

Hotel Near Galway Christmas Market

Why not make the winter adventure last and stay in Maldron Hotel Sandy Road while you enjoy all the Christmas Break Galway has to offer. With our hotel ideally located only a short walk or a few minutes drive to Eyre Square, it is the perfect place to enjoy a festive drink in our Grain & Grill Bar or relax and cosy up in our comfortable beds after a visit to the Christmas Market!

Galway Christmas Market 2022 Opening Hours & Tickets

Tickets can be got from €15 which includes a special gift for your child. The opening hours are Friday 4pm-7:30pm, Saturday 12 midday to 7:30pm and Sunday 12 midday to 7pm

Do you want ideas other than the Galway Christmas Market? Be sure to check our other list of activities including the best sightseeing in Galway, what to do in Connemara, nightclubs, pubs in Galway and shopping. If you want to see a traditional Irish show, we recommend Trad on the Prom, a must-see attraction in Galway.