Ireland’s Best Christmas Markets
We’re now just over 7 weeks away from Christmas, where has the time gone? To help us all get into the festive spirit, we’ve picked out some of Irelands very best Christmas Markets and they’re all definitely worth a visit this winter!
Glow-A Cork Christmas Celebration
Corks Christmas celebration kicks off on Friday November 27th in the heart of city and will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday right up until the 20th of December. This is a free event and is ideal for a family day out. You’re guaranteed to be in the Christmas spirit after you stroll through the wonderland of Santa’s workshop in Bishop Lucey Park. You might even fancy a go on Irelands highest Ferris wheel where at 30m high you’ll take in spectacular views of the city and the beautiful Christmas lights.
Galway Continental Christmas Market
Galway Continental Christmas Market returns to the city of the Tribes from 20th Of November and runs through until December 22nd. It’s the perfect place to pick up some unique hand crafted gifts, and try out some delicious festive foods. This year, visitors will be in for a treat as live performances and entertainment will be provided by the top bands and DJ’s Galway has to offer.
Belfast Christmas Market
Belfast Christmas market returns to city hall for its 11th year running. The market will open daily from November 14th through to December 20th. Visitors have the opportunity to explore stall from all across Europe as well as some local stalls too. Santa Claus will be making a visit or two so that’s guaranteed to make the kiddies happy.
Strandhill Peoples Market
The Strandhill peoples market started in 2014 with just a few stalls on a Sunday afternoon but has grown to be huge with over 50 stalls taking to the beachfront of Strandhill on a weekly basis. This year they’ve announced a series of Christmas market dates in December starting from Friday the 4th. Visitors to the market will be in for a treat with choirs, carol singers, food stall and even the main man, Santa Claus, making a surprise visit.
I Believe-Dublin’s Iconic Christmas Tree and Village
Dublin’s Christmas extravaganza ‘I Believe’ runs from November 26th through to December 23rd in Custom House Quarter. A trip to this Christmas visit is a must for those in or travelling to the city this year. Irelands most impressive Christmas tree will be on display for all to see, along with a fantastic market packed with wonderful food, drink and craft stalls. Santa Claus will also be there providing a magical experience for kiddies which includes storytelling, singing and a family photograph however booking is essential.
If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas Present, the Irelandhotels.com gift card
is ideal. Accepted in over 600 hotels across the country, it offers an amazing range of choice for the recipient.