Step into a Christmas card scene with our “Galway’s Festive Lights Tour,” where the historic streets of Galway come alive with the magic of the festive season. As you wander through the beautifully lit Latin Quarter, feel the warmth of holiday cheer envelop you. Discover local crafts and seasonal treats along Quay Street, and immerse yourself in the festive spirit at Eyre Square’s bustling Christmas market. At the Galway City Museum, festive exhibits add an educational twist to your holiday explorations. This tour isn’t just a walk through the city—it’s an adventure into the heart of Galway’s Christmas celebrations, making you the hero of your own festive story. Join us to create cherished memories that will sparkle brighter than the holiday lights.

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  • Experience a magical Christmas atmosphere in a historic city setting.
  • Explore festive markets filled with crafts and seasonal delights.
  • Wander through beautifully lit streets, feeling the holiday cheer.


  • Professional local tour guide

Route & Duration

2 hours
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    Galway City Museum

    Galway City Museum celebrates Christmas with a range of festive activities and events. During the month of December, the museum hosts a variety of family-friendly events such as Christmas craft workshops, festive storytelling sessions, and a special Santa's Grotto. Visitors can also explore the museum's galleries and exhibitions to learn more about Galway's history and culture. The museum also offers a range of seasonal gifts in its shop, including books, toys, and souvenirs.

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    Quay Street

    The street is lined with festive decorations, twinkling lights, and plenty of shops and restaurants to explore. There are also plenty of holiday-themed events taking place throughout the month of December, such as carol singing, live music performances, and Christmas markets.

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    The Latin Quarter

    The area is full of festive decorations, lights, and music. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and pubs to explore. You can find traditional Irish gifts, handmade crafts, and unique souvenirs. The Latin Quarter also hosts a variety of Christmas markets throughout the season where you can find locally made products and festive treats. There are also plenty of live music performances to enjoy while you explore the area.

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    Eyre Square

    Eyre Square in Galway is a popular destination for Christmas celebrations. Every year, the square is transformed into a festive wonderland with lights, decorations, and entertainment. On Christmas Eve, the square hosts a special event called ‘Christmas in Eyre Square’ which includes live music, carol singing, and a visit from Santa Claus. The event culminates with a spectacular fireworks display. Throughout December, there are also free family-friendly activities such as face painting, balloon modelling, and arts and crafts workshops. There are also plenty of food stalls selling festive treats such as mulled wine and mince pies.

Meeting Point

We will meet by the entrance of Galway City Museum.
Spanish Parade, Galway, H91 CX5P, Ireland See Map

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.