A Festive Getaway


The City of the Tribes is bringing full festive vibes with the return of the magnificent Galway Christmas Market, and there’s no better place to make it a magical weekend to remember than at The Galmont Hotel & Spa.

The Galmont Hotel & Spa has pulled out all the stops for the festive season. Begin by indulging in a delicious Festive Afternoon Tea of delicate sandwiches, warm scones, winter berry tartlets, mini mince pies and macaroons whilst looking out on the stunning views of Lough Atalia and beyond.

Inside the Galmont Hotel & Spa at Christmas

Marinas Restaurant at The Galmont Hotel & Spa decorated for Christmas

As the light begins to fade, wrap up warm and wander down to Eyre Square to soak up the continental market’s enchanting atmosphere. Browse the array of artisan stalls, take a stroll through the magical light gardens and perhaps even pick up a present or two.

Try to resist the temptation to indulge in all of the sweet festive fare on display as, back at the hotel, a delicious dinner awaits in the award-winning Marinas restaurant followed by live entertainment from Piano Man Maurice.

After a blissful night’s sleep, start the following morning with a hearty breakfast and why not pay the market a second visit for some last minute treats before you leave.

An overnight stay at The Galmont during the Christmas Market with festive afternoon tea and dinner included starts from €335 per room per night. For more information and reservations click here


The Christmas Market Galway is bringing festive cheer to Eyre Square right up until Wednesday 22nd of December, from 12 noon to 10pm Mondays to Wednesdays, from 10am to 10pm Thursdays to Saturday and 10am to 8pm Sundays.

Christmas Market Galway, Aerial View

Galway Christmas Market

Now in its 12th year, The Christmas Market Galway will once again fill the city centre with Joy and light and laughter, with over 50 wooden chalets lining the square offering scrumptious seasonal treats and a large variety of crafts.

Food lovers can feast on everything from German Bratwurst, Traditional Crepes, Irish handmade fudge, Chimney cakes and other indulgent confectionery from over 60 traders as well as a range of hot food at the charcoal grills.  For those who fancy a sociable tipple there will be traditional mulled wine and beer served in steins in the Bier Keller.  For the perfect Christmas Gift browse among the broad range of Artisan traders showcasing handmade food and crafts.

Galway Christmas Market close Up

Festive visitors, kids and adults alike, can get in the Christmas spirit with a visit to Santa plus a spin on both the traditional Carousel and the hugely popular 32m observation wheel, offering a stunning birds-eye view of the lights of Eyre Square, right out to Galway Bay.

Back on terra firma, families and friends can enjoy festive games, interact with local charities and stroll through the enchanted light gardens, where a traditional sleigh provides the backdrop for a Christmas Market photo.


For anyone wanting to book and stay to celebrate Christmas Day at The Galmont Hotel & Spa, you will arrive to delicious mince pies, hot chocolate or mulled wine on check-in. The indulgence continues on Christmas Eve with a three-course dinner bursting with seasonal ingredients in Marinas Restaurant followed by live entertainment from the resident musicians in Coopers Bar & Lounge. Don’t forget to collect your carrots and milk from the kitchen team before bed!

Christmas morning begins with a leisurely breakfast and perhaps a stroll down Salthill promenade, where you can watch brave souls partaking in the Christmas Day Swim (take your cossie in case you’re tempted yourself!)

Bubbles and canapés set an elegant tone before your festive lunch with all the trimmings, followed by a special someone stopping by. Later, enjoy a light evening supper of homemade sandwiches and treats, just like home, while enjoying the festive tunes from magnificent piano man Maurice.

Precious spare hours should be spent unwinding in the swimming pool and outdoor hot tub, wandering down the charming Quay Street and Shop Street, or simply relaxing in the hotel foyer under the magnificent tree and twinkling Christmas lights.

Two nights festive break at The Galmont, checking in on 24th or 25th December, start from €900 per room, with three nights from €1179 per room. For more information on family Christmas stays click here 


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