Lots Of Events This Christmas In Connemara:
We are really looking forward to this Christmas time in Connemara as there seems to be a lot of things going on all over the area. Clifden seems to be pulling all the stops out this year, starting when the Christmas lights are turned on by Ryan Tubridy. Clifden looks forward to welcoming everyone in the square at 6pm November 24th.
Of course VIP special guests Santa and the North Pole Elves, as well as the Christmas Fairy will be on hand over the festive period, guiding children and their parents from storytelling to facepainting venues and other family fun events. Crowds will be entertained by street performers and special guests including The Village Community Choir Galway, school choirs, children’s dance and drama performances.
There will be concerts in the theatre and churches and our famous world-class musical street entertainment from Nick and Shona on the square. Hot drinks and mulled wine will keep everyone cosy and add to the atmosphere alongside food stalls and the myriad dining and refreshment opportunities Clifden has to offer. Music and craic will be had as ever in the bars and hotels. Things will happen over three weekends, November 24th, December 1st to 3rd and December 8th to 10th more information HERE
The shops will all be decorated and Clifden will be looking its best for the festive season. The annual Clifden Comhaltas Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday 10th December at 3pm in the Station House Theatre Clifden this is definitely definitely worth attending as there will be over sixty musicians, singers and dancers.
Clifden Annual Christmas Market at Clifden Town Hall – ARC
Elsewhere In Connemara There Is Lots Going On:
There is a Christmas Fair in Tullycross Marion Hall 9th December 2-4pm, And there will be a Christmas Market in the visitors center in the National Park in Letterfrack November 26th 2023, 12 noon – 4pm with lots of local handmade gifts, products, foods and more.
Cashel Christmas Market is on Sunday the 3rd of December from 1-6pm for amazing crafts, good food, music and some other surprises. Cashel Community Center.
The Village Market, Oughterard, will host a special Christmas market on Tuesday December 21 from 10am to 6pm, featuring festive music, breads, cakes, holly, Christmas trees, local produce, hot food, and much more. Get into the Christmas spirit by exploring a range of local crafts, handmade items & local businesses offering a variety of beautiful Christmas Gifts at the Oughterard Courthouse. Complimentary Tea and Coffee!
It is always worth the effort to drive in to Galway for the Christmas Markets. These are on Eyre Square from Friday November 10th to the 22nd December. The opening hours are Monday to Wednesday: 12 midday – 8pm (beer tent until 10pm) Thursday to Saturday: 10am – 10pm Sunday: 10am – 8pm.
There are lots of stalls with seasonal gifts and produce, along with a Classic Carousel, View Wheel and a Beer Tent. A great addition to a day shopping in Galway.
There will be a Dinner Dance held in Leenane in support of the Leenane Community Park So why not get into the festive season with an evening of fine dining, live music and dancing at the Leenane Hotel in Connemara. The Christmas Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday 17th December 2022. Read More Here
There are lots of other things going on locally, so keep an eye out for things like the Christmas Day Swim in Renvyle, Special Menus in Pubs and Restaurants, Takeaway Christmas Dinner cooked for you by Norahs Kitchen in Letterfrack, Carols and Shopping at Kylemore Abbey Read More Here And remember you cant beat a pint in a Connemara Pub on Christmas Eve.
If you would like to join us all take a look at our Christmas availability page Here
There are even some special offers available Here
We will keep this page updated so check back to see whats going on in Connemara this Christmas!