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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|Location||Christmas Market Name||2023 Dates||More Info||Hotels|
|Belfast||Belfast Continental Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Carlow||Lisnavagh Christmas Fair||Official Website|
|Cork||Glow: A Cork Christmas Celebration||Official Website|
|Derry/Londonderry||Winterland Markets||Official Website|
|Derry/Londonderry||Walled City Market||Official Website|
|Donegal||Donegal's Lapland||Official Website|
|Dublin||Gifted: The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair||Dec 6 - 10||Official Website|
|Dublin||Dublin Castle Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Dublin||Mistletown Christmas Festival||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||Official Website|
|Glenavy||Victorian Christmas Markets at Ballance House||Nov 25||Official Website|
|Hillsborough||Hillsborough Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Kilkenny||Yulefest Kilkenny Winter Market||Official Website|
|Killarney||Killarney Christmas Market||More Info|
|Limerick||Christmas market at The Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa Limerick||More Info|
|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!)||Nov 18 - Dec 24||Official Website|
|Portstewart||Flowerfield Christmas Craft Market||Official Website|
|Sligo||Strandhill People's Market||Official Website|
|Terenure||Terenure Christmas Festival & Bumper Craft Market ||Official Website|
|Tuam||Tuam Christmas Craft Fairs||Official Website|
|Waterford||Winterval||Nov 17 - Dec 23||Official Website|
|Wicklow||Wicklow Christmas Market||Nov 18 - Dec 17||Official Website|
Help us improve this list of Ireland Christmas Market dates!
Do you know of a confirmed Irish Christmas Market we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments!