Due to the phenomenal success of last year’s inaugural event which attracted over 600,000 visitors, the Galway Continental Christmas Market is back to stay on the green of Eyre Square and promises to be the highlight of the Christmas season for the entire west of Ireland. Set in the gateway to Galway city’s main shopping streets; the glistening hub of festive gifts, food and fun is a real treat for the senses featuring traditional Bavarian and Irish stalls, selling quality Christmas delights – an event to be enjoyed by all the family.
Along with Christmas crafts, gifts and fashion, the Galway Continental Christmas Market will again feature a food section with delicacies from around the world including festive Gluhwein, German Pretzel, Polish Sausage, Belgian Macaroons and much more! The Christmas Market Big Top – the artisan food and craft market arena – is a great new attraction for people to engage in Christmas workshops. The market provides the city with a festive atmosphere that is a wonderful attraction for people to visit Galway along with bring festive cheer to the city shoppers.
The Galway Continental Christmas Market guarantees to be bigger and better than last year with over seventy wooden chalets filled with festive goodies from local and European traders all set to line the winding pathways of Eyre Square. The Christmas Market Big Top is set to be the new focal point of the celebrations with daily demonstrations and interactive workshops such as cheese and wine tasting classes and fashion shows taking place to get people in the Christmas spirit. Parents will love the festivities for the family with Santa’s grotto with Mrs. Claus story telling sessions and vintage amusements keeping the kids entertained all day long. Once again, profits from the Santa’s grotto will go towards two local charities – Enable Ireland and the ISPCC.
The Galway Continental Christmas Market will open from 10am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and from 12 noon to 8pm on Sunday. Take an early Christmas break to enjoy the Christmas market with local hotels offering special accommodation rates for visitors to the market.