Ireland’s longest running Christmas Market, the Galway Continental Christmas Market, will return to its home in Eyre Square, Galway City, from Friday 21st November until Monday 22nd December 2014. Now running for its fifth consecutive year, the Galway Continental Christmas Market – which is presented by the Galway City Business Association – will launch the festive season in Ireland as it is the longest running continuous Christmas market in the Republic of Ireland.

Building on the successful format of previous years, the market will be a hive of activity with lots of entertainment promised. Over fifty traders from all over Ireland and Europe will be selling a host of crafts, festive food, treats and Christmas gift ideas, while the expected audience of up to 650,000 market-goers can also enjoy a live entertainment programme throughout the month-long event.

Among the many popular features due to make a welcome return to the market are the music stage hosting choirs and carollers, children’s workshops, amusements and of course Santa! Last year over 15 local charities got involved in these programme elements raising vital funds at the same time. Always a draw, the large German Bierkeller will return to the heart of the market offering a wide range of traditional fine German Beers, Oktoberfest activities and Lederhosen!

Producer of the Galway Continental Christmas Market, Maria Moynihan Lee, is excited for this year’s event commenting, “The Galway Continental Christmas Market is not just a market; it’s a Christmas experience and now has become part of the Christmas tradition for many people! We have received fantastic feedback regarding last year’s atmosphere and offering at the market and look forward to delighting visitors again this year”.

The Galway Continental Christmas Market 2014 will run from Friday 21st November to Monday 22nd December 2014, opening from 12pm – 8pm (bars open ntil 9pm) each Monday to Wednesday and from 10am – 10pm Thursday to Sunday. For more information, search ‘Galway Continental Christmas Market’ on Facebook.

2014 OPENING TIMES

We're open from Friday 21st November until Monday 22nd December 2014

Monday - Wednesday 12noon - 8pm & Thursday - Sunday 10am - 10pm

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE

It’s going to be great

Stephen teaching circus skills at the free workshop, today until 5pm, on the Plaza at the Galway Continental Christmas Market. DJ Will Softly is on the decks. ...

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**COMPETITION TIME**

We've teamed up with our friends at Raviolo Verde to give you a chance to win this beautiful hamper. We've 3 to give away over the next 3 days. Simply like the Raviolo verde - Ristorante Pizzeria page, comment below and share this post.

We'll announce the winner for today at 9pm. Good Luck and don't forget to pop along to their lovely stall on the plaza right here at the Galway Continental Christmas Market (2 photos)
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