Considering a pre-Christmas shopping spree for 2023? Set your heart on the mesmerising city of Galway, cradled on Ireland's rugged west coast. Recognised globally for its vivacious spirit, heartwarming embrace, and multicultural allure, Galway shines as a premier Christmas shopping destination in Ireland. The city boasts bustling pubs, delectable dining options, an expansive Christmas market, myriad shopping arcades, and an array of eclectic shops, ensuring that every festive wish on your list is fulfilled.
Experience the warmth of the Yuletide season from the comfort of Flannery's Hotel. Centrally located, Flannery's is your ideal base for diving into all the festivities and charm that Galway has to offer.
Christmas in Galway is truly an enchantment. The city's coastal setting, bordered by Ireland’s dramatic landscapes, paints the quintessential winter canvas. This festive season, let Flannery's Hotel be your home away from home.
Navigating Galway's pedestrian-centric city centre is a sheer delight, especially when you're returning to the cosy embrace of Flannery's after a day out. As you explore, you'll discover charming boutiques, delightful craft stores, and the renowned high street brands. If you're bringing the younger members of the family, a delightful visit to Santa in Galway will be a memory to cherish.
Galway Continental Christmas Market
Make sure to visit the Galway Continental Christmas Market in Eyre Square.
This year the market returns for an extended period from Friday 10th November 2023 until Sunday 7th January 2024.
Why not find your Christmas spirit and enjoy the festive surroundings that the Galway Christmas Market has to offer. Last year the market welcomed over 450,000 visitors and consisted of over 50 wooden chalets in Eyre Square. This year will be even bigger and better. While we see the return of the signature Big Wheel, Carousel, Santa’s Grotto and the German Bier Keller, you can also indulge yourself in many different foods and enjoy the live music that will be scheduled throughout the duration.
Opening Hours For The Christmas Market:
Monday – Wednesday: 12 noon – 8pm (bar until 10pm)
Thursday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 8pm
Galway Market at St. Nicholas’ Church
Another festive hotspot is the Galway Outdoor Market, adjacent to St. Nicholas Church at the terminus of Shop Street. A treasure trove of unique arts, crafts, and gourmet treats awaits, promising an unforgettable Christmas shopping experience.
Shop Street – Galway City
Meander down the bustling Shop Street, a nexus of festive shopping. While the street has its notable establishments, The Treasure Chest stands out with its festive window displays, drawing everyone into a world filled with holiday decorations and festive merriment.
Meander through the quaint lanes of the Latin Quarter, a veritable trove of unique finds from old-world shops like Tempo Antiques, Opus II, and the Aran Sweater Shop.
Corrib Shopping Centre
Among Galway's shopping arenas is the conveniently located Corrib Shopping Centre, a stone's throw from Eyre Square. It houses renowned brands such as Sports Direct and the UK’s Marks and Spencer. Explore the Corrib Shopping Centre directory.
Galway Shopping Centre
Located on Headford Road, this center offers over 100 stores, including Penny’s and Tesco. The Planet Leisure Centre within ensures entertainment for kids. View the Galway Shopping Centre offerings.
Terryland and Liosbán Retail Parks
On Headford Road, these retail parks feature major retailers like Dunnes Stores and niche outlets for distinctive gifts.
After a rewarding day of shopping and exploring, retreat to Flannery's Hotel. Let our warm hospitality, comfortable accommodations, and top-tier amenities elevate your Christmas shopping experience in Galway. Wrap up your evening in our on-site restaurant, where delectable dishes crafted from local produce await.
Flannery's isn't just a place to rest; it's a part of the Galway experience. Let us make your festive season memorable. Discover more with us, and make Flannery's Hotel your Galway Christmas destination.