Ireland Christmas Market Opening Dates 2022 | Confirmed Dates So Far

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When do Christmas markets open in Ireland this year?

If you’re trying to research the answer to this question, you may have run into some trouble… that’s because the opening dates for Christmas markets in Ireland vary by town, city & region.

That’s why we created this page for you, so you can peep the opening dates for Ireland’s Christmas Markets quickly and at a glance.

We hope you find it helpful!

This list is by no means exhaustive, and includes mainly bigger Christmas markets that we could find official websites and dates for. Let us know in the comments if you have any more we should add.

NOTE: Most Christmas markets don’t announce their confirmed dates until a few months before, so please excuse the sparse list for the time being! We’ll be sure to update this list with more dates as soon as they are released. Let us know in the comments if you know of any we should add for 2022!

Christmas Market Opening Dates in Ireland 2022

As of January 2022, the dates for Ireland’s 2022 Christmas markets have not yet been officially announced or confirmed.

But for now, here is a table summarizing the opening dates of Irish Christmas markets from 2021.

While exact dates do change year to year, you can use last year’s dates to estimate when this year’s markets will take place.

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LocationChristmas Market Name2021 DatesMore InfoHotels
BelfastBelfast Continental Christmas MarketNov 20 - Dec 23Official Website
BelfastThe Magical Christmas Fair (Frock Around The Clock)CancelledOfficial Website
CarlowLisnavagh Christmas FairNov 27 - 28Official Website
CorkGlow: A Cork Christmas CelebrationNov 18 - Jan 10Official Website
Derry/LondonderryWalled City Markets at Christmas Dec 4 - 5
Dec 11 - 12
Official Website
DonegalDonegal's LaplandNov 26 - 28
Dec 3 - 5
Dec 10 - 12
Dec 15 - 22
Official Website
DublinGifted: The Contemporary Craft and Design FairDec 1 - 5Official Website
DublinDublin Castle Christmas MarketDec 8 - 21Official Website
DublinMistletown Christmas FestivalDec 4 - 23Official Website
DublinSwords Castle Christmas Market
Nov 27 - 28
Dec 4 - 5
Official Website
DublinGuinness Storehouse WinterfestNov 27 - Jan 2Official Website
Dún Laoghaire Dun Laoghaire Family Christmas Funfair
Friday - Sunday from Nov 26 - Dec 19

Daily from Dec 22 - Jan 9, 2022
Official Website
Enniskillen CastleFermanagh Indoor Christmas Market Nov 25 - 27Official Website
GalwayChristmas Market GalwayNov 12 - Dec 22Official Website
GlenavyVictorian Christmas Markets at Ballance HouseNov 27Official Website
HillsboroughHillsborough Christmas MarketDec 10 (Twilight Market)
Dec 11 (Daytime Market)
Official Website
KilkennyYulefest Kilkenny Winter MarketNov 27 - 28
Dec 4 - 5
Dec 11 - 12
Dec 18-19
Official Website
KillarneyKillarney Christmas MarketDec 3 - 5
Dec 10 - 12
Dec 17 - 24
More Info
LimerickChristmas at the Milk MarketDec 3 - 5
Dec 10 - 12
Dec 17 - 19
Dec 22 - 24
Official Website
LisburnPenny Square Twilight Market
Official Website
LisburnThe Inns Christmas Markets
Official Website
MullingarWinterfest MullingfarCancelledOfficial Website
NewrySanta's Cottage (Not a market, but a notable Xmas attraction!)Nov 19 - Dec 24Official Website
PortstewartFlowerfields Fabulous Christmas Craft MarketNov 20 - Dec 23Official Website
SligoStrandhill People's MarketCancelledOfficial Website
TerenureTerenure Christmas Festival & Bumper Craft Market
Dec 4Official Website
TuamTuam Christmas Craft FairsNov 20
Nov 27
Dec 4
Official Website
WaterfordWintervalNov 19 - Dec 23Official Website
WicklowWicklow Christmas MarketNov 27 - 28
Dec 3 - 5
Dec 10 - 12
Dec 16 - 21
Official Website

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11 thoughts on “Ireland Christmas Market Opening Dates 2022 | Confirmed Dates So Far”

    • Wonderful! Thanks so much for the tip. Looks like they’ve got two other dates as well. Just added them to the list. Cheers! 🙂

    • Hi Carol, just to clarify: we are simply a website providing information regarding Christmas markets, and are not the organizers of any Christmas markets themselves. We’d recommend getting in touch with the official organizers of whichever market you’re hoping to sell at for more information. Best of luck!

  1. Hello. I want to go to market with my handmade Christmas decorations. How I can do this? Are there some conditions for selling them? I don.t have website. Only facebook account.

    • Hi Adriana, just to clarify: we do not organize any Christmas markets and simply provide information about markets based on official sources. We would recommend getting in touch with the organizers of whichever market you are hoping to sell at to get more info regarding selling your handmade Christmas decorations 🙂 Hope that helps!

  2. Killarney Christmas Market
    December 3,4,5 / 10,11,12 / 17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24
    Times 10am to 5.30pm
    24th 10am to 2.30pm

    Location: New Market Lane, Killarney

    Information on Facebook and Instagram

  3. Hi, we have a Christmas craft market in Cashel, Co Tipperary:
    Christmas on the Plaza on 11th December from 1pm to 5pm. On the plaza, main street, Cashel. There will be Christmas food and entertainment.


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