Ireland Christmas Market Opening Dates 2023 | 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 2023!

Christmas Market Opening Dates in Ireland 2023

As of now, only some dates for Ireland’s 2023 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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LocationChristmas Market Name2023 DatesMore InfoHotels
BelfastBelfast Continental Christmas MarketOfficial Website
CarlowLisnavagh Christmas FairOfficial Website
CorkGlow: A Cork Christmas CelebrationOfficial Website
Derry/LondonderryWinterland MarketsOfficial Website
Derry/LondonderryWalled City MarketOfficial Website
DonegalDonegal's LaplandOfficial Website
DublinGifted: The Contemporary Craft and Design FairDec 6 - 10Official Website
DublinDublin Castle Christmas MarketOfficial Website
DublinMistletown Christmas FestivalOfficial Website
DublinSwords Castle Christmas Market
Official Website
DublinGuinness Storehouse WinterfestOfficial Website
Dún Laoghaire Dun Laoghaire Family Christmas Funfair
Official Website
Enniskillen CastleFermanagh Indoor Christmas Market Official Website
GalwayChristmas Market GalwayOfficial Website
GlenavyVictorian Christmas Markets at Ballance HouseNov 25 Official Website
HillsboroughHillsborough Christmas MarketOfficial Website
KilkennyYulefest Kilkenny Winter MarketOfficial Website
KillarneyKillarney Christmas MarketMore Info
LimerickChristmas market at The Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa LimerickMore Info
LimerickChristmas at the Milk MarketOfficial Website
LisburnPenny Square Twilight Market
Official Website
LisburnThe Inns Christmas Markets
Official Website
MullingarWinterfest MullingfarOfficial Website
NewrySanta's Cottage (Not a market, but a notable Xmas attraction!)Nov 18 - Dec 24 Official Website
PortstewartFlowerfield Christmas Craft MarketOfficial Website
SligoStrandhill People's MarketOfficial Website
TerenureTerenure Christmas Festival & Bumper Craft Market
Official Website
TuamTuam Christmas Craft FairsOfficial Website
WaterfordWintervalNov 17 - Dec 23Official Website
WicklowWicklow Christmas MarketNov 18 - Dec 17Official Website

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15 thoughts on “Ireland Christmas Market Opening Dates 2023 | 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.

  4. 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!


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