Visit these Christmas Markets in Galway

Visit these Christmas Markets in Galway

Nothing is more Christmassy than wandering a festive fair and shopping through a range of gifts and goodies by local creators and makers. Get your Christmas shopping taken care of this year by visiting the stunning stalls at these Galway Christmas markets! Happy Christmas and happy shopping!!

Tiny Traders Village Christmas Market

8-10th + 15th-17th + 21st-23rd of December, 11am-6pm / Connacht Tribune Printworks, Market Street // more here 
Tiny Traders are back this festive season to transform one of the best indoor spaces in the city into the incredible Tiny Traders Christmas Village. Featuring the best local artisan gifts, arts, crafts, cosmetics, antiques, vintage clothing, food, collectors items, souvenirs and more. As well as hosting their array of regular traders they’ll have some exciting new vendors too!

Galway Market Christmas Edition

14th-22nd of December, // Market by St. Nicholas Collegiate Church // more here
With the holiday season fast approaching, the Galway Market is back to extend their opening days to give all shoppers to snag some fabulous gifts.  From handmade crafts to gourmet food items, you’ll find something special for everyone on your list. All your favourite traders will be set up here during this period so don't forget to pop by and pay them a visit.

Galway Indoor Market Christmas Edition

9th-10th + 16th-17th of December, 11am-4pm // Cornstore, Middle Street // more here 
Galway’s Christmas Indoor Market will display the best of vintage, retro, secondhand and handmade from Independent business and creative individuals from Galway and beyond. This beautiful indoor gem is bright, open, accessible and nestled in a thriving community of shops and restaurants – making it a perfect xmas gift destination for locals and visitors alike.

above: Galway Indoor Market poster, design by @celiacreative_

Flea Style Christmas Market

16th-17th of December, 12pm-5pm // Áras na nGael, Dominick Street Lower // more here 
Galway’s longest running indoor style market is back this festive season to showcase the best thrifting finds. They’ll be offering preloved, vintage and handmade clothing and accessories from a fantastic lineup of makers and secondhand sellers. You are guaranteed to get some gifts taken care of and maybe even find an outfit for your Christmas party too!

Oughterard Annual Craft Fair

9th of December, 11am–4pm // Oughterard Community Centre // more here 
Shop over 40 amazing stalls, enjoy fresh bakes and delicious festive treats and take part in the raffle to be in for the chance to win some fabulous prizes. It’s €2 entry, and 50% of the total door takings will go towards supporting a nominated local group. This promises to be a great day out for the whole family so be sure to come along.

Clarinbridge Christmas Market

3rd of December, 10am-4pm // Clarinbridge Parish Hall // more here 
For this festive fair, you can feel good about treating yourself because this will also be a fundraiser for the local Colga F.C. Get ready to shop and support local as the space fills with local vendors and their many amazing arts, crafts and sweet treats. An amazing occasion all in all, this market is running one day only so save the date and don’t miss it!

above: photo by Thandy Yunga on Unsplash

Christmas Market Clifden

December 9th at 12pm-4pm + 10th at 12pm-3pm // Clifden Town Hall // more here 
The annual Christmas Market returns to the capital of Connemara this December. This will be a community focused afternoon of handmade crafts, presents, and will offer loads of gift ideas, bargains and festive fun to finish! Expect to see the best of local art, craft, design, food, music and more. It's going to be a terrific festive affair so be sure to be apart of Christmas 2023 in Clifden town!

The Flow Life Christmas Market

17th of November, 6.30pm-6pm // The Flow Life, Main St, Craughwell // more here 
The second annual Christmas market at The Flow Life will open its doors at 6.30pm on the night of Friday November 17th.  All visitors will have the chance to grab beautiful gift hampers, jewellery, local crafts, food and enjoy some local music while they shop. The market will feature local artists, crafts, special discounts, food and much more!

Galway Christmas Market

Running until 7th of January, various times // Eyre Square // more here
Now in its 13th year, The Christmas Market will once again feature the highly popular 32m observation wheel, Après Ski Bar, Santa’s Express Train, a traditional Carousel and over 50 wooden chalets which line Eyre Square, offering scrumptious seasonal treats and a variety of crafts. Open 12pm to 8pm (Monday-Wednesday) and 10am to 10pm (Thursday-Sunday).

above: photo courtesy of the g Hotel 

Tuam Christmas Craft Fair

25th of November, 10am-5pm // St. Jarlath’s College Hall //  more here  
Get ready for a day of festive magic at the Tuam Christmas Craft Fair! This fair is going to be a treasure trove of unique, handcrafted gifts and holiday delights. Explore a delightful array of stalls showcasing the finest in craftsmanship and seasonal treasures. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift or simply soaking up the holiday spirit, this event has it all.

Athenry Christmas Fair

23rd of November, 3pm-9pm // Raheen Woods Hotel // more here 
This year’s fair promises to be even bigger and better than before. Bringing together the best local creators, makers, bakers and producers, the Athenry Christmas Fair will showcase some of the finest gifts and food and drinks in a community space and help spread the Christmas cheer. Save the date and make sure to come along on the evening.

Oranmore Christmas Craft Fair

December 9th at 4pm-8pm + 10th at 10am-2pm // Oranmore Community Centre // more here 
Once again, the annual Oranmore Christmas Craft Fair will bring crafters, traders and small businesses together to spread community and festive cheer for locals and visitors as the countdown to the big day begins! The fair will feature the best of locally made gifts and festive favourite bites, so you are guaranteed to find something for the whole family!

Local Food & Craft Fair

December 2nd at 10am-6pm + 3rd at 11am-5pm // Black Box Theatre // more here
This two-day fair is a great opportunity to find unique gifts before Christmas, along with shopping a wide range of artisan foods, juices, and craft brews. For this year’s fair, more than 50 local craftspeople specialising in food, drinks, art, jewellery and more will converge at the Black Box Theatre to show and sell their wonderful products.

above: photo by Diliara Garifullina on Unsplash

Kinvara Christmas Fair

9th-10th + 16th-17th of December, 11am-5pm // Kinvara Community Centre // more here 
This December, Kinvara will light up again as the festivities begin once more with the return of the Christmas Fair. Shop and browse their range of seasonal food and gifts, such as; Christmas cakes, mince pies, hot spiced apple juice, wines, handmade chocolates, Christmas decorations, toys, prints, cards, hats, scarves, candles and so much more!

Connemara National Park Christmas Craft Fair

26th of November, 12pm-4pm // Connemara National Park, Letterfrack // more here 
This year, the Connemara Christmas Craft Fair will see the return of local traders and creators to display their gorgeous handmade products. Offering the best of handmade woollen products, homemade breads, Christmas logs, jewellery, jams and preserves, cards, tote bags, Christmas decorations and lots more.

Labane Christmas Craft Fair

26th of November // Labane Community Hall // more here 
To help you get started with your Christmas shopping and to help spread the festive spirit, Labane Christmas Craft Fair is going to be buzzing with Christmas inspirations. Take part in the raffle draw, enjoy crepes and mulled wine, and browse the large range of crafts, gifts, and handmade jewellery.

above: photo by Donna Spearman on Unsplash  

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