Are the Galway Christmas Markets worth visiting?
Absolutely, the Xmas Market is a brilliant family break and a stay at the Clybaun makes it all the better. Experience our stylish rooms and take a dip in our pool before going to the market.
The Christmas Market in the city is the closest to a Bavarian style you will find. Packed with artisan food creators, handcrafted gifts and a beer tent that is on par with Oktoberfest, the festive fair is perfect for city breaks.
With a lot of family themed stalls, a trip to the market is brilliant with kids. With complimentary access to the market, you do not need to worry about how long you spend if you must leave.
FAQs about the Christmas markets in Galway
What dates is the Galway Xmas Market taking place?
The Galway Xmas Market will be held from Friday November 10th to December 22nd, with some stalls reopening from the 26th of December.
What time does the market open and close?
The market will open at 10am most days, with the exception of a 12pm start on Monday to Wednesday. The craft stalls and entertainments will close at 8pm, however the ‘Beer Tent’ will continue serving until 10pm each night.
What kind of entertainment is available at the Christmas Market?
There will be school choirs taking the stage in the entertainment area, bringing festive cheer with their carols, before other bands turn the market into a winter wonderland.
What kind of food stalls are there at the Galway Xmas Market?
You can find freshly baked French pastries, chocolates and handmade fudge, as well as Austrian market food and traditional crepes with berries, chocolate and banana.
Is there a ferris wheel at the market?
Yes! The giant 32-metre high ferris wheel returns to the Galway Xmas Market from the middle of November.