The Wicklow Christmas Market 2020 Is Back THIS WEEK (Here’s What To Expect)

Photo via the Wicklow Christmas Market

The Wicklow Christmas Market is confirmed to be coming back in 2020.

Yep, it’s one of the few Christmas markets in Ireland coming back this year along with Winterval in Waterford and a few others.

Now, naturally enough, the organisers have had to completely reimagine how they do things this year to comply with current health guidelines.

Here’s everything that you need to know about the Wicklow Christmas Market for 2020.

The Wicklow Christmas Market: Some quick need to knows

Wicklow Christmas Markets
Photo via the Wicklow Christmas Market

Where it’s on

The Wicklow Christmas Market will be set in the Abbey Grounds (opposite the Grand Hotel) in Wicklow town, which is just 25 minutes from the M50.

What dates

The market and festivities will take place on December 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st and December 22nd.

Opening hours

The Wicklow Christmas market will open on Fridays from 2 – 8 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 – 8 pm.

Tickes/entry prices

Entry to the Wicklow Christmas market is FREE, however, please note that there is a limit on attendee numbers due to the current situation.

What to expect if you haven’t been before

the wicklow Christmas market
Photo via the Wicklow Christmas Market

There’s plenty to suit everyone at the Wicklow Christmas market and it’s guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit.

If you didn’t make it here last year, here’s what to expect with some new alterations to suit the strange times that we’re in.

The market in Santa’s Village will have a variety of stalls with local artisan foods, gifts, decorations and crafts for sale.

You’ll be able to pick up all of your Christmas presents at the craft market and sample some of your favourite warming winter treats from the food stalls. There will also be the classic Christmas beverages from mulled wine to hot chocolate on offer too.

An alpaca experience and more

a very relaxed looking Alpaca in wicklow
Photo via K2Alpacas on Facebook

The Wicklow Christmas market also has a variety of other entertainment going on at the market. This year they’ll have an alpaca experience, live music, fire shows (after 4pm), puppet shows and a funfair with rides.

On top of that, there’s also a magical Santa Express experience. This year the Santa Express will be a little different with exclusive family carriages and fun family bubbles when meeting Santa

Other Christmas Markets near Dublin

Very few Christmas markets have been confirmed to take place in/near Dublin so far this year. And many that had, like the new Mistletown market have been cancelled.

One of the few markets to still be taking place is Winterval Waterford (the Christmas markets in Waterford City).

Elisha is a freelance writer, content creator and blogger and her work can be read in Lonely Planet, Remote Lands and Matador Network. You’ll usually find her travelling in offbeat places or hiking wherever there are mountains; always with a camera in hand.


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