Galway Christmas Market
Near The Claregalway Hotel
Arguably one of the most popular Christmas markets in Ireland, the Galway Christmas Market gives you the already buzzy city of tribes an extra layer of deadliness. Attracting over 600,000 visitors every year over the course of 35 days, the Christmas Market Galway, in the heart of the city is a national highlight of the festive season, suitable for all ages and is located just 15 minutes from us here at The Claregalway Hotel.
The 2021 Christmas Market is the twelfth 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. Building on the successful format of previous years, the market is always a hive of activity with lots of entertainment. Once again, this year will feature amusement rides including a 32-metre high ferris wheel and traditional carousel, Santa’s express train, live music performers, puppet shows, storytelling, school choirs and of course, we all know that it’s not Christmas without a visit to Santa’s Grotto, 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 post-box and much more.
For those that enjoy their beer, you can buy a stein at the German Bierkeller which also offers a range of traditional German beers, apple cider and mulled wine. The Apres Ski Bar at the heart of the market, alongside fifty traders from all over Ireland and Europe sell a host of crafts, festive food, treats and Christmas gift ideas.
Market Opening Hours 2021
Friday 12th November from 6pm – Wednesday 22nd December 2021
Monday – Wednesday: 12 noon – 8pm
Thursday – Sunday: 10am – 10pm
(Times and dates are subject to change)
After an enjoyable day or evening strolling through the market return to The Claregalway Hotel where you can relax and unwind in our luxurious guestrooms, avail of complimentary use of our leisure centre and enjoy delicious dining options in our multi award winning dining in our Bia & Co Alfresco Terrace and Gastrobar.
Why Not Make a Night of it!
At The Claregalway Hotel ideally located just 15 minutes from the Galway Christmas Market, we offer luxury accommodation, access to our leisure centre and the finest of food and service.BOOK NOW
Why Stay at The Claregalway Hotel
Just 15 Minutes from Galway City
Our Leisure Centre
After an enjoyable visit to the Galway Christmas Market avail of complimentary use of our leisure centre which included a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym.READ MORE
Our Luxurious Guestrooms
Relax and unwind from the buzz of the Galway Christmas Market in our luxurious guestrooms here at The Claregalway HotelREAD MORE
Here at the Claregalway Hotel, we offer a tempting and wide selection of food and beverage options for our guests to enjoy this festive season.READ MORE