Galway Christmas Markets
The Galway Continental Christmas Market
For Christmas 2023 the City of the Tribes will be sparkling with the magnificent Galway Christmas Market from 6pm on Friday 10th November until Friday 22nd December 2023.
The Galway Continental Christmas Market received over 350,000 visitors in 2022 and there were more than 50 wooden chalets located Eyre Square along with the Big Wheel, Carousel, Santa’s Grotto, the German Bier Keller along with numerous other theatrical delights throughout the four week fair.
Christmas Market Opening Hours
Monday – Wednesday: 12 noon – 8pm (bar until 10pm)
Thursday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 8pm
The 2023 Christmas Market is the 13th year of the market in Galway and visitors can expect to enjoy a wide variety of entertainment and stalls located in Eyre Square in Galway City centre. It is expected that this year will once again feature amusement rides including a 32 metre high Big Wheel and traditional Carousel, Santa’s Express Train, live music performers, puppet shows, storytelling, school choirs, and a Santa’s Grotto to be run by local charities.
Food lovers can feast on a bratwurst, French pastries, pretzels or confectionery, crêpes and waffles, while families and friends can enjoy a walk through the enchanted light gardens providing the backdrop for a Christmas Market photo, stop off at Santa’s postbox, interact with local charities and much more.
The 2023 Market will also feature artisan food products and Christmas gift ideas from both local and European traders.
Visit Santa at the Christmas Markets
What better way to treat the kids than visiting Santa at Galway Christmas Market. off your trip with the little ones by paying a visit to the man in red himself.
€20 per Child – and an age appropriate gift is included
Santa Opening Hours
Open from Saturday Nov 11th
Friday: 4pm to 7:30pm
Saturday: 12 midday to 7:30pm
Sunday: 12 midday to 7pm
Stay at the g for a Christmas Market Getaway
Enjoy the magic of the Galway Christmas markets with a festive getaway, with a complimentary shuttle bus to the Christmas markets from Friday 11th November until Thursday 22nd December 2023.
. Luxurious overnight accommodation
. Complimentary daily shuttle bus to the Galway Christmas Markets
. Delicious cooked to order breakfast on the morning of your stay
. Take in the festive feeling with the g hotel’s extravagant Christmas décor.