Dates confirmed for Galway Christmas Market 2022

The 2022 market is set to return bigger and better than ever this festive season, with over 50 wooden stalls and exciting fairground rides.

Summer is officially over. So, now it’s time to look forward to all the exciting events to come from the final quarter of the year. With Halloween and Christmas just around the corner, there are plenty of festivals and events all across Ireland filling up our calendars.

One of the most highly anticipated events in Ireland’s festive season line-up is the Galway Christmas Market, which lights up the main square of the Capital of Culture.

With plans being laid down, organisers have confirmed dates for the Galway Christmas Market 2022. They even stated that this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever.

When is Galway Christmas Market 2022 ‒ over a month of festivities

Galway Christmas Market 2022 is set to be bigger and better than ever.
Credit: Tourism Ireland

Now, we know it’s only September. However, we firmly believe that it’s never too early to get excited about the festive season. With dark nights and cold weather closing in, we all need some festive cheer to keep our spirits high.

Plus, the iconic Galway Christmas Market is set to take place in less than two months. So, we need to make sure we have enough time to plan our trip to the City of Tribes.

Organisers behind the Galway Christmas Market confirmed the dates for this year’s event to get us all excited. They revealed that the festive stalls and coloured lights will take over Eyre Square from 11 November at 6 pm until 22 December.

What to expect ‒ great food, drinks, and festive cheer

Galway has one of the best Christmas markets in Ireland.
Credit: Twitter / @GalwayChristmas

Revealing the dates for the Galway Christmas Market 2022, organisers also explained that this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever.

Those making the trip to Eyre Square can expect over 50 wooden stalls selling everything from food to crafts and more. There will also be a 105 ft (32 m) high Big Wheel, a traditional carousel, and Santa’s Express Train to keep the little ones entertained.

Families can enjoy the brilliant enchanted light gardens, which are the perfect spot to snap a festive photo. Alternatively, little ones can post their letter in Santa’s postbox!

For the grown-ups, there will be the iconic beer tent, live music performances, and more. Plus, this year’s market is also planned to be the first since Christmas 2019 with no COVID-19 restrictions.

Welcome to the west of Ireland ‒ a huge attraction in the city

Galway Christmas Market 2022 will run from 11 November until 22 December.
Credit: Facebook / @ChristmasMarketGalway

Galway city is a major attraction in itself. However, with most tourists choosing to travel the Wild Atlantic Way in summer, the Galway Christmas Market offers a huge winter tourism boost to the area.

Galway Christmas Market 2022 will be the 13th year of the market in the city. It has welcomed thousands of people every year since its inception.

Stalls will be open Monday to Wednesday from 12 pm until 8 pm. Then, from Thursday to Saturday from 10 am until 10 pm. On Sundays, the market will open at 10 am but close at the earlier time of 8 pm.

To find out more about visiting the Galway Christmas Market 2022, visit the official website here.

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