It’s late August, but we’ve already had 30/40 emails asking if there’ll be a Guinness Storehouse Christmas Market in 2023.
The honest answer from the get-go – we’ve no idea. There hasn’t been one in a while.
In 2020, there was what was described by some as a Guinness Christmas Market, when in reality it was a handful of stalls set-up next to the gift shop.
Below, we’ll take you through what festive-stuff has taken place at the Storehouse in recent years and what we think will happen in 2023.
Some quick need-to-knows about Christmas at the Guinness Storehouse
Although it’s still TBC for 2023, here’s what we know about Christmas at the Guinness Storehouse during previous years.
The Guinness Storehouse Christmas Market (or the Winterfest, as it’s been called in previous years) is a month-long event that takes place at St. James’s Gate.
In 2020, there was what was described as a Guinness Christmas Market, when in reality it was a handful of stalls set-up next to the gift shop.
In 2021, there was Guinness Winterfest. Designed by Annie Atkins, Winterfest was a five-week Christmas experience that involved live musical performances, entertainment and festive food.
2022 saw a collaboration with Shane Griffin – an award-winning visual artist. This involved setting up a multi-media art installation over seven floors, including a 16-metre projection Christmas tree in the Atrium.
Will there be a Guinness Christmas Market in 2023
Based on the last couple of years, I think it’s probably likely that we won’t see a Guinness Storehouse Christmas Market in 2023.
In 2020, there was a great buzz around what people thought was due to be a Christmas Market – the reality was (basing this on personal experience) a handful of stalls in the gift shop.
There was a lot of negative feedback online. In their defence, I don’t think it was ever intended to be a Christmas Market, but certain new publications love a click-baity headline.
It’s likely that this year there’ll be another collaboration with a local artist. We’ll update this article when we know more.
More Irish Christmas markets
There are plenty of Christmas markets in Ireland confirmed, like:
- Kilkenny Christmas Market
- Galway Christmas Market
- Glow Cork
- Belfast Christmas Market
- Wicklow Christmas Market
- Waterford Christmas Market
FAQs about Guinness Winterfest
We’ve had a lot of questions over the last week asking about everything from ‘Is the Guinness Storehouse Christmas Market still running?’ to ‘How much are tickets?’.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.