Galway Christmas Market 2022

For Christmas 2022, the City of the Tribes will be sparkling with the magnificent Galway Christmas Market from 6pm on Friday 11th November until Thursday 22nd December 2022.
The Galway Continental Christmas Market received over 350,000 visitors in 2021 and there were more than 50 wooden chalets located Eyre Square along with the Big Wheel, Carousel, Santa’s Grotto, the German Bier Keller along with numerous other theatrical delights throughout the four-week fair.

Christmas Market Opening Hours:
Monday – Wednesday: 12 noon – 8pm
Thursday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 8pm

The 2022 Christmas Market is the thirteenth year of the market in Galway and visitors can expect to enjoy a wide variety of entertainment and stalls located in Eyre Square in Galway City centre. It is expected that this year will once again feature amusement rides including a 32 metre high Big Wheel and traditional Carousel, Santa’s Express Train, live music performers, puppet shows, storytelling, school choirs, and a Santa’s Grotto to be run by local charities.

Food lovers can feast on a bratwurst, French pastries, pretzels or confectionery, crêpes and waffles, while families and friends can enjoy a walk through the enchanted light gardens providing the backdrop for a Christmas Market photo, stop off at Santa’s post-box, interact with local charities and much more.

The 2022 Market will also feature artisan food products and Christmas gift ideas from both local and European traders.
Stay at Clayton Hotel Galway and enjoy this year’s Galway Christmas markets with family and friends!


Visit Santa at the Galway Christmas Market

What better way to treat the kids than visiting Santa at Galway Christmas Market. Top off your trip with the little ones by paying a visit to the man in red himself.

Santa Tickets
€15 per Child – and an age-appropriate gift is included
Santa Opening Hours
Open from Saturday Nov 12th
Friday: 4pm to 7:30pm
Saturday: 12 midday to 7:30pm
Sunday: 12 midday to 7pm
For more info and bookings see:


Hotel near Galway Christmas Market

Clayton Hotel Galway is located less than 5km from the Galway Christmas Market and is the perfect place to stay for your Christmas hotel break. With free parking, why not hop on the city bus which departs from directly outside the hotel door and transports guests straight to city centre and back again.


Book your Christmas Market break

For further details on our Christmas offering or to book your Christmas market hotel break in Galway, call our reservations team today on +353 91 721900 or email





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