Christmas in Galway City and County 2021

Christmas events in Galway 2021

Christmas in Galway City and County 2021

Are you lucky enough to be spending Christmas in Galway this year? There are some magical Christmas events happening in Galway city and county this year. From continental markets to traditional pantos, there’s plenty of Christmas cheer in the West this year.

Christmas events in Galway city

Christmas Market Galway

12 November to 21 December, Eyre Square

The Galway Continental Christmas Market is back from from Friday November 12th until Tuesday December 21st offering a range of festive delights in  Eyre Square

It is open from 12:00 to 20:00, Monday to Wednesday, and 10:00 to 22:00 from Thursday to Sunday, the market offers more than 50 wooden chalets packed with European Christmas gifts, artisan food products, Santa’s Grotto, a 32 meter tall Big Wheel and a fairground carousel. 

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Elf Town

24 November – 21 December, Ballybrit

For a magical memory this Christmas, visit Santa and meet Elfin Mc Grinchy to help him find his Christmas spirit and enjoy storytelling in the Christmas den. 
Elf Town is a fabulous Christmas experience the entire family can enjoy together.  Located over 4 floors with lots to see and do
Christmas events in Galway

Christmas Spirit at Slieve Aughty

Open Saturdays and Sundays throughout December and every day from December 20th to 10th January 2022, 12-4pm. Closed 24th,25th,26th December,  Slieve Aughty Centre

If you visit Slieve Aughty Centre on the 12th December  you can enjoy a lovely Christmas Market and  browse the many local vendors wares.
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Wildlands Winter Wonderland

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from November 26th. Extra dates have been added on December 22nd and 23rd, Moycullen.

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and for its inaugural year Baile Beag is being transformed into a beautiful atmospheric Christmas-themed play village! Here children can explore their imagination in their immersive Wildlands Winter Wonderland experience.

The start of each visit will be spent in the village interacting with Santa’s elves and Mrs. Claus. Children can post their letter to the North Pole in the custom made Christmas Post Box, meet Santa’s elves, help a sick reindeer in the reindeer hospital, see the Christmas tree lights and enjoy a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” by Mrs. Claus, all before Santa himself lands down the chimney with a Ho-Ho-Ho and a bump! Santa will then visit with the group, interacting with every child who has come to visit him, before inviting them to choose a gift from the village store and return for a Insta-photo with Mum & Dad.

Renmore Pantomime Cinderella

29 December to 9 January, Town Hall Theatre, Galway.

Dare to dream … Renmore Pantomime returns to the Town Hall this December!

Renmore Pantomime Society are delighted to be back for our 42nd year with the magical Cinderella!

They will ‘Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo’ their way through the Town Hall Theatre. With the enchantment of the Fairy Godmother and the mischief of the Ugly Sisters,  follow Cinderella and her friends on this wonderful adventure. Throughout this charming journey, be inspired by her continued endeavour to have courage, be kind and always believe in a little magic.

This year more that ever, it is important to shop and support local. Make sure you check out what’s happening in your town, and get involved in all the lovely local events that are planned. Find our what’s on near you through the Facebook Pages linked below.



Christmas Events in Galway County Towns

Finally, all details on our list of things to do are correct at time of publication. Please check with the organiser before finalising your plans. In addition, we ask that you are mindful of the current HSE Covid -19 guidelines at all times.

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