Licence sought for the return of the Christmas Market

Galway Daily news Galway Christmas Market returns

Tourists and locals alike will be glad to hear of the intended return of the Christmas Market in Galway City this year.

Milestone Inventive is seeking a licence to hold the outdoor event for six weeks this winter, as it has for the past decade, except for last year, where COVID-19 forced its cancellation.

The Christmas Market will run from November 12 to December 22 in Eyre Square, with more than a quarter of a million people expected to pass through.

The event management plan for the market submitted by Milestone highlights the return of the food and artisanal crafts stands, as well as the much loved beer tent.

“It will once again consist of a mix of international and local vendors and offer a range of food and crafts. In addition to the traders, onsite entertainment will be provided as well as the Bier Keller.”

“This year will also see the return of such favorites as the giant observation wheel, the Mulled wine units and Santa’s train, by now stalwarts of the market and generating repeat visits each year.”

“The Santa Sleigh, post box and the elves light gardens are also big draws and provide numerous photo oppurtunities for families.”

“The Skeff Road will once again see the return of the Artisan section for smaller scale Artisan producers.”

Submissions related to the the proposed Christmas Market, and the management plans, can be made to the city council until 4pm this Wednesday.