Westport Christmas Market:
Of All the towns in County Mayo Westport is one of the best at creating the festive spirit.
Huge effort is put in to creating a stunning display of lights. The Railway Hotel will be lit up, bringing festive cheer to the well known building on the mall. A lot of work and effort has been put into this display and it’s definitely worth a look when you are visiting the town.
The Christmas Market is now well known for its great atmosphere and the wonderful things you can buy. Craft and artisan food producers from all over Mayo will converge on Westport Mall for a spectacular traditional Christmas market from December 11 to December 13.
Organised by the Westport Chamber of Commerce, the traditional market will showcase and highlight all that is good about locally produced food and crafts in Mayo, with some 100 Mayo artisan food and craft producers invited to exhibit and sell their produce and also create a special festive atmosphere in Westport over that weekend. Westport’s Shop ‘n Spraoi na Nollag is expected to attract thousands of visitors to Westport town over the three days with a carnival atmosphere, street performances, exhibitions, demonstrations, family events, Santa’s grotto, live nativity crib, parades, light shows, and lots of free giveaways on offer. This will see Westport immersed with the Christmas Spirit as the Octagon becomes the focal point for their annual FREE event Spraoi Na Nollag. Organised by the creative team at Westport Town Hall with the support of the Westport Chamber and Mayo.ie, the theatre brings to life the joys of the festive season and our community spirit. Check Back Here For Dates
There are a number of fantastic events happening this year in the town hall. There will be musical performances, comedy, acting, puppet shows and much more. With something to do for all ages. Phil Coulter is playing on the 19th December as one of the dates on his 80th Birthday Tour. For more information about events, concerts and dates visit the Town Hall Theatre website!
Westport House: There is also “Winter Wonderland” at Westport House 19th November – 23 December they transform their 18th-century coach house, Westport House and grounds into a beautiful, festive, magical atmosphere all complete with awe-inspiring decorations and real snow! Meet the Elves and visit Santa one-on-one in his Grotto in the snow-dusted wooded Tinsel Town! Ride the Wonderland Express Train around Westport Estate and take in the decorations. Hop off at stunning Westport House where you can meet Mrs Claus and be sure to take a family picture under the giant Christmas Tree. Read More and Book
And there is more!
Many Christmas Fairs and Markets will bring a truly festive atmosphere along the streets decorated with Christmas lights. Stalls will be fully packed with ideal gifts to buy for everyone in the family.
Achill Island Market Christmas Market : Óstán Oileán Acla, Achill Sound, hosts a Christmas Fair from Achill Island Market, with local crafts, foods and Christmas inspiration from 26 local exhibitors. Sunday 26th November.
Louisburgh Christmas Market : There is a Christmas Market in Louisburgh on Dec. 2nd and 3rd
Swinford Christmas Market : Swinford Cultural Centre December 3rd 9.30 and 4th until 15.00 Postcode F12WK8
Claremorris: The 2023 Winter Market will take place on Sunday, 26th November, from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm in the Claremorris Townhall. Traders from all over Mayo will showcase and sell their Christmassy items.
Knock; The 2023 Knock Christmas Market will take place on Sunday 10th, December from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm on Pope Francis Plaza.
Beautiful Christmas gifts will be on offer ranging from crochet, floral arrangements, knitted items, Christmas decorations, baked goods, canvas and plaques, cushions, hand paintings on stone, handmade jewellery, silk scarves, stainless glass, jams and chutneys, photography to hampers.There will be gifts for all the family.
Foxford: The 2023 Foxford Christmas Crafts Fair will run from Friday, 1st December, to Sunday, 3rd December, at Foxford Leisure Centre.
A huge selection of Irish-made handcrafted gifts will be on offer, including vintage, jewellery, candles, toys, faux flowers, glasswork, sweet treats and much more.
Cong: Children will be able to visit Santa’s Grotto at the Old Courthouse Ham on Saturday 9th December and Sunday 10th December from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Newport: The 2023 Festive Christmas Market and the Newport Christmas Lights will take place on Sunday, 3rd December, from 4 pm to 7 pm. The switch-on ceremony will be brightened up by carol singers and music.Local artists, bakers, candle makers, and knitters, as well as businesses, will set up stalls for a fun-filled evening for the whole family.
Ballina:The Frosty Salmon Festival’s Mistletoe Market will take place from Friday, 8th December to Sunday, 10th December 2023.
The refurbished Military Barracks, now renamed the Innovation Quarter, will be the event’s venue.Continental food, sweet treats, gifts and crafts will be on offer at the many stalls. Opening Hours are the following:
Friday 8th Dec 6 pm – 9 pm Saturday 9th Dec 11 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10th Dec 11 am – 6 pm
Easkey: The 2023 Easkey Christmas Market will take place on Sunday, 10th December, at the Easkey Community Centre from 11 am to 4 pm.
There will be over 35 stalls and a very rich Christmas raffle.
Hand-crafted wood products, jewellery, Christmas wreaths, embroidered robins, bags, cards, resin keyrings, soaps, woodland fairies and much more will be on offer.
Killala: Killala Christmas Market will take place on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, from 5 pm to 7:30 pm.Santa and his elves will be in attendance for the switch-on ceremony of the Christmas lights.
Geesala: The 2023 Kiltane Christmas Market will take place on 26th November at 12.00 pm in the Geesala Community Centre.
Christmas gifts and festive treats will be on offer on the many stalls.There also will be a raffle and all proceeds will go to the Erris Family & Community Support Centre and Mayo Roscommon Hospice. Santa will be in attendance too!
Crossmolina: North Mayo Heritage Centre will host a very Christmassy event. A Christmas Market will take place on Saturday 9th December and Sunday 10th December from 10 am to 5 pm. Santa will be in the library waiting for all the children. The event will be held again on the weekend of December 16th and 17th.It will be a magical experience for children and adults.
Swinford: The Swinford Annual Christmas Market will take place on Saturday, 2nd December and on Sunday, 3rd December 2023, at The Cultural Centre. From 10.30 am to 4.00 pm each day, there will be lots of family fun and live music. On the many stalls, Christmas gifts and seasonal foods will be on offer. Santa will come to visit the market and meet all the children.
Ballinrobe: The 2023 Ballinrobe Christmas Market will take place on Saturday 2nd December from 11.00 am to 3.30 pm in Church Lane and the Valk.Santa will be visiting the new Town Hall and meeting all the children. On Sunday 3rd December there will be the Tractors Parade and the switch on of Christmas Lighting.
Balla: Balla Christmas Fair and Market will take place on Sunday 9th December from 1.00 pm The Indoor Market will run from 1 pm to 6 pm. Santa will be waiting for all the children from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Community Centre and the Christmas Carols will follow at 4,30 pm at the Monument. There will also be the Kids Fun Tractor Run followed by the Tractor Light Run The event will end with the turning on of the Christmas Light and the Fireworks Display