Where Christmas Begins
Wicklow Christmas Market
Stroll through our market and take in the sights, sounds, and smells of all things Christmas. Be sure to come hungry - it will be hard to resist our many food stalls featuring mouth-watering cuisine from all over the globe.
The adults get to do some early Christmas shopping as we will have local artisans selling handcrafted ornaments, paintings, toys, homemade chutneys and jams, and so much more that you won’t be able to find at your typical store.
The kiddies will be entertained feeding the alpacas, enjoying the carnival rides and playing games for prizes at the Fun Fair, and of course visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus. Create memories to last a lifetime and kick off the Christmas season with a day at the Wicklow Christmas Market!
This year, the Wicklow Christmas Market is bringing even more Christmas joy to the town of Wicklow, with the addition of a brand-new experience - an Eco-Ice Skating Rink! Besides the Fun Fair, Santa Express, artisan craft offerings, and a vast variety of food stalls, for the first time, the market will also offer the opportunity to embrace the magic of Christmas by gliding along the ice to your favourite Christmas carols on a state-of-the-art, yet environmentally friendly Eco-Ice Rink.
Wicklow Christmas Market is proud to be a Green Festival using recycled and sustainable materials. Our stallholders follow the “leave no trace” policy, and we keep the environment and its protection on the forefront when planning and constructing the market.
“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”
- Jane Riley
What they're saying
Warm yourself with Christmas cheer as you browse our artisan craft, gift food & drink stalls.
Eco Ice Skating
Lace up your skates for a spin on our eco-friendly ice rink - all the fun of a real ice rink, but without the chills.
Hop onboard the Santa Express with our cheeky elves. Visit Mrs Claus for a song & story, before you visit Santa and receive your special gift.
Enjoy free entertainment during our Christmas Market dates including live musicians, stilt walkers and fire show.