Christmas Markets and Fairs 2023

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November-December 2023

Christmas is coming, and Mayo’s towns and villages are preparing to celebrate. 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 for everyone in the family to buy.


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 Christmas items.

At 5.00 pm, the Christmas Light will be switched on. The children's choir, “Voices for Us”, will perform from 5.00 pm.

A Truck Run will take place at around 5.30 pm.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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 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.


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!


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.


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.


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 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.


The 2023 Kiltimagh Christmas Market will take place on Sunday 10th December from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm in Market Square. There will be the Christmas Light switch-on Celebration, followed by the Tractor Run at 18.15 pm.


The 2023 Belmullet Christmas Market will take place on Friday, 15th December, in Chapel Street from 12.00 pm to 6.00 pm.

Local Crafts, Christmas Gifts for all the family, Delicious Food and Hot Drinks will be on offer on the fully packed stalls.

There will be Live Music and Attractions for the children.

Also, the Christmas Lights Parade will take place on Saturday 16th December at 6 pm. Santa and Mrs Claus promised to be there to kick off the Holiday Season!


Inishglora will host its 2023 Christmas Market on Sunday, 10th December, from 12 pm to 5 pm.

It is an indoor market fully packed with stalls. Local food, crafts and gift ideas will be on offer.

Santa will be in attendance as a special guest from the North Pole.

Posted on Wed, 25 October 2023 10:27:33

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