Everything We Know About The Wicklow Christmas Market 2021

Photo via the Wicklow Christmas Market

There should be no reason that the Wicklow Christmas Market isn’t going ahead 2021.

It went ahead, in part, during the pain of a year that was 2020, so it should be in full swing come this December.

The Wicklow Christmas Markets were one of the few Christmas markets in Ireland that went ahead last year, along with Winterval in Waterford and a few others.

Here’s everything that you need to know about the Wicklow Christmas Market 2021.

The Wicklow Christmas Market 2021: Some quick need-to-knows

Wicklow Christmas Markets
Photo via the Wicklow Christmas Market

Now, although nothing has been confirmed about the Wicklow Christmas Markets 2021, we can make a few assumptions based on previous years.

Where it’s on

The Wicklow Christmas Market should take place in the Abbey Grounds (opposite the Grand Hotel) in Wicklow town, which is just 25 minutes from the M50.

What dates

The Wicklow Christmas Market and festivities should take place around December 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st and December 22nd. We’ll update this when the dates are confirmed.

Opening hours

The Wicklow Christmas market tend to be 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.

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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