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Christmas Markets 2018

Posted on: Sat, 11 August, 2018

We have compiled a list of Christmas Markets around the country for you to choose from

Christmas Markets 2018

Looking for a Christmas Market? Please find 6 Christmas Markets on throughout Ireland.


Galway Continental Christmas Market – 16th November to 22nd December

Ireland’s longest market which has been running now for 6 years. With 50 stalls running from Eyre Square, you will find something to suit all the family from live music, amusements, Santas Grotto to food and drink, everybody is catered for!

Turn your evening into an overnight and stay in The Ardilaun Hotel  Rates from €69


Belfast Christmas Market – 17th November – 22nd December

This popular market offers gourmet food and drink for the foodie and for the kiddies there is a Santa post-box to post their wish-lists to the North Pole! Every child that does receives a personalised letter back!

For all the family stay in the Maldron Hotel Belfast City Rates from €94 


Winterval – 17th November – 23rd December

Take a family trip to Waterford land of the Deise and visit their annual festival Winterval this Christmas. Attractions include Waterford Illuminates, a 3D illuminating light show taking place each evening, ice rink, over 45 (mostly free) events and of course the Winterval Express Train.

Located right along the quay, rest your weary bones in Dooleys Hotel where you will find rates from €89    



Christmas Market at the Milk Market - weekly from 3rd Dec, full week of markets 16th – 24th

With plenty of variety, this market features 60 stalls with artisan food, craft & gifts, food the food lover, there are also festive and speciality foods, food the little people, toys and books, you will also find a great range of fashion, seasonal decorations and lots more!

Accommodation available includes Limerick Strand Hotel rates from €115 



Glow-A Cork Christmas Celebration – November 28th – December 23rd

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.

Make your visit memorable and stay at the Amabassador Hotel and Health Club where you will find rates from €119 B&B


Dublin Flea Christmas Market - December 6th to 9th and 13th to 16th

Located at The Point Square, Dublin 1 where you will find stalls with a wide selection of Irish designers, art, books, clothes, jewellery, handmade gifts, as well as music and food.

Located a stones throw away is the Academy Plaza Hotel with rates from €84 treat yourself it's Christmas!!! 

Before you even think of leaving don’t forget to pop into -

Apres Village – every day from 12-7pm

Located at CHQ it have plenty of fun for all the family and is free!


dublin christmas festival docklands

In addition, you might like to go to these markets also -

- Kildare , Castletown Christmas Village taking place 7-10th December

- Wexford Winterland
 taking place Nov 29 - Jan 6

- Tullamore taking place Saturdays in December

- Trump International Doonbeg Lodge Christmas Market taking place Nov 28-30

- Carlow Christmas Market taking place 12-7pm Dec 15th & 16th