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 June 2022, only some dates for Ireland’s 2022 Christmas markets have been officially announced or confirmed.
Below, you’ll find a table summarizing the dates that we know of so far.
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|Location||Christmas Market Name||2022 Dates||More Info||Hotels|
|Belfast||Belfast Continental Christmas Market||Nov 19 - Dec 22||Official Website|
|Carlow||Lisnavagh Christmas Fair||Official Website|
|Cork||Glow: A Cork Christmas Celebration||Official Website|
|Derry/Londonderry||Winterland Markets||Dec 16 - 18||Official Website|
|Derry/Londonderry||Walled City Market||Dec 3||Official Website|
|Donegal||Donegal's Lapland||Nov 25 - Dec 22||Official Website|
|Dublin||Gifted: The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair||Nov 30 - Dec 4||Official Website|
|Dublin||Dublin Castle Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Dublin||Mistletown Christmas Festival||Cancelled||Official Website|
|Dublin||Swords Castle Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Dublin||Guinness Storehouse Winterfest||Official Website|
|Dún Laoghaire||Dun Laoghaire Family Christmas Funfair||Official Website|
|Enniskillen Castle||Fermanagh Indoor Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Galway||Christmas Market Galway||Nov 11 - Dec 22||Official Website|
|Glenavy||Victorian Christmas Markets at Ballance House||Official Website|
|Hillsborough||Hillsborough Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Kilkenny||Yulefest Kilkenny Winter Market||Nov 25 - Dec 24||Official Website|
|Killarney||Killarney Christmas Market||More Info|
|Limerick||Christmas market at The Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa Limerick||Nov 25 - 27|
Dec 2 - 4
Dec 9 - 11
Dec 16 - 22
|Limerick||Christmas at the Milk Market||Official Website|
|Lisburn||Penny Square Twilight Market||Official Website|
|Lisburn||The Inns Christmas Markets||Official Website|
|Mullingar||Winterfest Mullingfar||Official Website|
|Newry||Santa's Cottage (Not a market, but a notable Xmas attraction!)||Official Website|
|Portstewart||Flowerfield Christmas Craft Market||Nov 19 - Dec Dec 22||Official Website|
|Sligo||Strandhill People's Market||Official Website|
|Terenure||Terenure Christmas Festival & Bumper Craft Market ||Official Website|
|Tuam||Tuam Christmas Craft Fairs||Nov 26|
|Waterford||Winterval||Nov 18 - Dec 23||Official Website|
|Wicklow||Wicklow Christmas Market||Nov 19 - Dec 18||Official Website|
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15 thoughts on “Ireland Christmas Market Opening Dates 2022 | Confirmed Dates So Far”
tuam christmas craft fair is on dec. 4th this year.
Wonderful! Thanks so much for the tip. Looks like they’ve got two other dates as well. Just added them to the list. Cheers! 🙂
I AM INTERESTED IN RENTING A STALL AT YOUR CARLOW/ KILKENNY MARKET
REGARDS CAROL JONES
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!
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!
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
Hi Shay, that’s brilliant – thank you so much! We’ve added Killarney to the list. 🙂 Cheers!
Any news on Christmas Markets in the Longford and surrounding areas for this year..
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.
Thanks for the info, Claire! Do you have an official event website/page we could link to? Thanks so much!
The Railway Market -Mullingar
Christmas Market 2022
Saturday/Sunday November 26 and 27
Saturday/Sunday December 3 and 4
Saturday/Sunday December 10 and 11
Saturday/Sunday December 17 and 18
Instagram and Facebook
Thanks for sharing! We’d be happy to add your event to our table – could you just provide us with an official website or page where people can get more info about the event? Thanks so much!
Christmas market at The Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa Limerick
25th,26th and 27th of November 2022
2nd,3rd and 4th of December 2022
9th,10th and 11th of December 2022
16th of December until the 22nd of December 2022
more info on http://www.radlimerick.ie
Thanks! Have added it to the list!