By Rachel Garvey
Galway Christmas Market 2019
The Annual Christmas Fair has returned to Galway from last Friday, 15 November 2019 until Sunday, 22 December. The well-known Christmas event has returned with a 32 metre Big Wheel and the traditional Carousel, also including Santa’s Grotto, the German Bier Keller, 50 wooden stalls with a variety of Christmas stock to choose from, live music and performances. The market will also offer the public a chance to taste their mulled wine, apple cider, waffles and crepes.
Light up Festival Galway
Galway’s most loved Christmas attraction returned once again this year on Friday, 15 November at 5:30pm. Mickey and Minnie Mouse, the Giant Elf & Snowman will assist the Galway Council in turning on the lights in Eyre Square and all the way down Shop Street and the Latin Quarter.
Galway on Ice
Get your skates on because the ice rink is returning to Leisureland, Salthill. The ice rink will officially open on Saturday, 16 November until Sunday, 5 January. A great activity for students to take the stress off from studying for exams.
Annual Christmas Day Swim
COPE is hosting this year’s Christmas Day Swim commencing on Wednesday, 25 December between 10am – 1pm. The event will take place in Blackrock, Salthill with anyone being encouraged to participate.
Galway Food, Craft & Gift Fair
A great opportunity to buy your loved one the present you won’t get anywhere else. The two-day event begins on Saturday, 30 November and ends Sunday, 31 November and will include artisan food, jewellery and unique gifts.
Connacht Rugby v Gloucester
Connacht Rugby v Gloucester Game will take place in Galway’s Sportsground in the Heineken Champions Cup on Saturday, 14 December, kicking off at 12:45pm.