Christmas in Galway City

Galway is a truly magical place at Christmas. The streets don the brightest of lights and the most beautiful decorations. With the cool crisp air and the clear, starry night skies there is no doubt you will get caught up with the Christmas spirit in Galway. Eyre Square Hotel is at the center of it all, being just walking distance from all the best retail stores, bars, restaurants, and of course the famous Galway Christmas Market. 

Galway Christmas Market 

In 2019, the Galway Christmas Market will return to Eyre Square Galway for the 9th annual Galway Continental Christmas Market. The 2019 Christmas Market will be located in Eyre Square, Galway from the 22nd of November until the 22nd of December 2019. 

Talented traders from all over Ireland and across Europe will once again transform Eyre Square into a beautiful and festive Winter Wonderland. Building on the successful format of previous years, the market will be a hive of activity with lots of entertainment promised.

Included in the many popular features due to make a return to the market are choirs and carolers, the big wheel with fabulous views of Galway City centre, children’s workshops, amusements and of course Santa himself. The popular large German Bierkeller will return to the heart of the market offering a wide range of traditional fine German Beers and music each night.

Stay at the Eyre Square Hotel Galway and you will be within a couple of minutes of the Galway Christmas market in Eyre Square. Spend your day exploring the Galway Christmas Market and then return to Eyre Square Hotel Galway where you can relax and unwind in one of our comfortable and specious rooms or choose from our excellent dining options as well as enjoying our central Galway City location.

See What Our Guests Have to Say:

'Perfect Location'

"We came to Galway for the Christmas market and German beer. It's location was literally around the corner from both the train station and Eyre square. The room was clean and the staff on the reception very helpful."


Christmas Shopping in Galway

Hit the shops and pick up all your Christmas gifts in Eyre Square Shopping Centre just a minutes walk from the Eyre Square Hotel. Continue your shopping spree onto Galway's famous cobbled Shop Street. With all the big highstreet stores and fabulous one of a kind boutiques you are sure to find the perfect gift for your loved one. 

After your long day shopping than why not unwind in Merchant's Bar and Restaurant and warm up with a delicious meal and a hot toddy. 

Gift Vouchers 

No time to shop? Not sure what to buy? Or shopping just isn't for you? Well why not purchase one of our gift vouchers guarenteeing a delightful response. Our gift vouchers can be used for an indulgent meal in our bar and restuarant or for an overnight stay in one of our city centre rooms. You can purchase your gift voucher here.


Visit Elf Town

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Elf Town returns to Galway this Christmas so give you the ultimate Santa experience for your family. Truly feel the magic of Christmas and enjoy all of the activities at this winter wonderland, storytelling, discos, sweet shops, face painting, games and entertainment and much much more. And of course meet Santa and all of his Elves! This interactive Christmas experience is one your little ones will never forget!

Elf Town opens on November 29th and run right up to December 23rd.

With the shuttle bus running regularly to and from Elf town at the coach station right beside Eyre Square Hotel there really is no reason why not to take in this marvellous Christmas attraction. The shuttle bus costs just €2 per adult and kids go free!


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