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07th Nov 2023

The Galway Christmas Market makes its grand return this week

Katy Thornton

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PSA for everyone who loves silly season.

All across Europe, Christmas markets are being put together to honour the festive season; Irish people travel everywhere from Edinburgh, to Prague, to Hungary in search of Christmas cheer, delicious food, and knick knacks for their loved ones’ stockings. Well Ireland has a pretty whopper Christmas market of its own, based in Galway, and it is officially launching on Friday, November 10th.

Good news for all the Galway locals, or anyone making a trip there this side of Christmas. The market will run all the way into 2024, finishing up on January 7th, which means they will be providing two months of festive fun to the City of Tribes.

You can once again find the Galway Christmas Market in Eyre Square.

The markets open Monday to Wednesday 12pm to 8pm, Thursday to Saturday 10am to 10pm, and Sundays 10am to 8pm. Meaning you can pop over after work or have ample time over the weekend to attend.

So what’s on this year? In the market’s 13th year running, you can visit Santa, ride the ferris wheel, and check out over 50 wooden chalets selling everything from seasonal treats, to arts and crafts perfect for gifting.

Make sure to pop it in the diary and make it your mission to visit soon.

Header image via Instagram / Galway Christmas Market


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