If you are still trying to decide where to get your Christmas shopping then look no further than Galway City where we have everything you may need! Galway is known all over for its multiculturalism and vibrancy which make it the best place to be inspired for some Christmas gift ideas. Galway city is made up of bars, restaurants, bespoke shops, the Christmas market and all the big retailers you may want to visit to get some of them amazing stocking fillers. There is no better place to be in Galway at Christmas with Spanish Arch offering some beautiful tranquillity to really make you feel the beauty of Winter. One of the great things about shopping in Galway is the pedestrianised streets from Eyre Square down the cobbles of Shop Street so make sure to park up and enjoy the sights, sounds and experience of Galway City at Christmas!
Galway Continental Christmas Market:
The Galway Christmas Market is a must-do in during the festive season. Being one of the most attractive activity, we have a dedicated Galway Christmas Market page where you can get all the information you need.
Galway Market at St. Nicholas’ Church:
If you’re in Galway one thing you need to have on your list is to the visit the markets which are on every Saturday and Sunday all year round but coming up to Christmas, they open up about 10 days prior. There is a large selection of art, crafts, hand-crafted goods along with some delicious donuts, crepes, sushi, chocolates and signature coffee. This market is on the end of Shop Street with plenty of parking in the locality so you have no excuse not to give it a try!
Eyre Square Shopping Centre:
Eyre Square Shopping Centre which believe it or not is located in Eyre Square has over 100 shops which offer nearly everything you can think of which includes fashion, gifts, jewellery, books, sports department stores and restaurants. The shops in the centre really do pull out all the stops with beautiful displays and lighting to put you in the Christmas spirit!
Shop Street – Galway City:
Shop Street is one of the greatest spots in Galway if you’re looking for the perfect gift! It has some really great niche shops which you wouldn’t find anywhere else in the country. This includes Powells music shop, McCambridges, Hartmann’s Jewellers and plenty of more hidden gems. The place does have a big tourist element to it so if it is artisan, you are looking for it may be further on down the street to the Latin Quarter of Galway market you may be looking to go!
Corrib Shopping Centre:
There are plenty of shopping centres in Galway and the Corrib Shopping Centre although not too big it is ideally located and very close to Eyre Square. It has Sports Direct, Peter Mark, Marks & Spencer and also some eateries there to make sure you don’t drop while you shop.
Galway Shopping Centre:
This shopping centre you will find on Headford Road which has over 100 shops which include Pennys, Tesco, Dealz and also if there is somewhere you are looking to drop off the children Planet Leisure has everything from a bowling alley, arcade games, a play area and lots more.
Terryland and Liosbán Retail Parks:
Another large shopping area located near the hotel on the Headford Road are the Terryland and Liosbán Retail Parks with Dunnes stores less than a 5-minute walk from the hotel. There are also many more wonderful stores in the area such as DID Electrical, Pet World and Kearney’s Cycles.