Wicklow Christmas Market
Get ready to hang up the stockings, drape the tinsel on the tree, and sip eggnog under the mistletoe, because Christmas is coming, and here in Wicklow, it wouldn’t be Christmas without the famous Wicklow Christmas Market. Delight in the magic that the Market has to offer for Christmas lovers of all ages, from a brand-new Santa experience for the kiddies, an expanded Eco-Ice Rink, a bigger and better market, and even more lights and trees than ever.
Wicklow Christmas Market is designed to be enjoyed by all- therefore, as always, entry to the Market is FREE. Once inside, you will be transported into an awe-inspiring Christmas wonderland, where you will have your choice of delicious, international culinary offerings from local food vendors, 50+ craft stalls to get your Christmas shopping list completed, and of course legendary foreshow and live entertainment. Come see for yourself what all the excitement is about!
The Santa Express
All aboard our brand-new Santa Express train as you journey to the North Pole to visit Santa. The elves have been busy building a new train to transport you to Santa’s house.
Santa was so impressed by the work the elves did on the train he designed a new station where you will begin your trip to Santa and Mrs Claus.
On your way to the North Pole, you will travel through an exciting new addition to the journey called “The Tunnel of Lights” which is sure to build the anticipation before you arrive at the North Pole.
When you reach your destination, you will be greeted by Santa’s elves who will entertain you with a fun filled show before Mrs. Claus will read a story and lead a sing-along, and of course, you will get to visit with the big man himself, Santa!
Last year, the Wicklow Christmas Market debuted the Eco Ice Rink, and it was such a huge success that we have expanded it this year by 60%! Skate along on our environmentally friendly ice rink to the sounds of Christmas carols while soaking in the festive sights of all things Christmas. Our state-of-the-art rink provides the look and feel of real ice, without any negative effects to the environment.
Eco Ice Skating
Our Market is the perfect place to shop, eat, or sit back and enjoy live entertainment. Whether shopping for Christmas gifts for friends and family or treating yourself, you are sure to find unique treasures at the 50+ craft stalls that will be available this year. Because all of that shopping is sure to make you hungry, we will have plenty of food stalls to satisfy any craving. Also new this year, we will have a covered entertainment space where you can enjoy live music, puppet shows, stilt walkers and a few suprises!
Nov: 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, 27th. Dec: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, 18th
Opening Times: 10am - 7.30pm
Eco Ice Rink & Funfair remain open through Jan 2nd 2023
“It was great to see the kids excited to see Santa and find their name on the nice list.”
- Tara Dodds
"Nothing like Wicklow Christmas Market to get you in a Christmassy mood! Good variety of stalls, reasonable prices and plenty of food and mulled wine stalls to keep you going. Plenty of rides etc too for younger members"
“It's fantastic, lots of stalls, good variety of items on sale, all set in the historic Abbey Grounds”
- Paul Webster
“We wanted to thank you for such a wonderful Santa experience! an amazing job! We look forward to sharing our pics with friends and family.”
- Kershaw Family
“Thank you for a wonderful experience with Santa yesterday! My granddaughter really enjoyed herself!”
- Philip Holden
“5 out of 5 stars enjoyed the entire experience.”
“My favourite part was the interaction with Santa and watching the joy on my kids’ faces.”
- Kelly Suriano
“Every part of the experience was our favourite we were so excited watching the kids with Santa. We were very happy! Still smiling!”
- Carol Bowman
“Plenty of stalls, great town. Been for the last few years"
- Michelle Gough
“Lovely things for sale, friendly stallholders”