Galway Christmas Market

Galway starts Christmas!

The Christmas Season has well and truly begun in the City of Tribes with the opening of the annual Galway Christmas Market.


Now in its 10th year, the Galway Christmas Market runs right through to December 22nd and once again features over 50 seasonal market stalls, the highly popular 32m ferris wheel, Santa’s Express Train and a traditional carousel. There’s a range of entertainment with carol singing and live music throughout the festive period.

Over 30,000 visitors flocked to Eyre Square in perfect weather conditions to watch the lights go on and enjoy the Christmas light gardens, Santa’s sleigh and postbox, the seasonal funfair games, helter skelter and chairoplanes and to try the range of delicious German Bratwursts, Traditional Crepes, Irish handmade fudge, Hungarian goulash and Czech Chimney cakes.

This year’s market features more lighting and decoration than ever before, and you’re bound to pick up some perfect Christmas gifts from the 30+ artisan producers and 10 local charities showcasing their work through the market.

The market is open on:

Monday – Wednesday 12pm to 8pm

Thursday – Saturday 10am to 10pm

Sunday – 10am to 8pm