There is nowhere more magical in Ireland at Christmas time than the Boyne Valley. A place to escape for a few days away, with mystical heritage sites to explore and cosy pubs with roaring log fires to enjoy. Part of the appeal of County Meath and County Louth at Christmas time is our many Christmas markets. Every weekend, from now until Christmas, you will find a Christmas Market in the region. Discover all our beautiful local produce, crafts, Christmas gifts, music and so much more. Here is a list of Christmas Markets in the Boyne Valley for 2022.
Moynalty Christmas Craft Market
Organised each year by the team at Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival. Their Christmas craft fair takes place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November from 10am to 4pm each day. Expect Craft and Food stalls and so much more. Located at the Moynalty Steam Threshing Park.
If you want to spend the night, check out The Headfort Arms Hotel in Kells, The Hideaway at Foxhollow, Teach Cuailgne B&B, Teltown House or Tom Blake House nearby.
Sage and Stone Christmas Market
Happening on Saturday the 26th of November from 9am to 6pm. Over 35 Excellent food and craft stalls will be in attendance with the big man himself arriving on his Sleigh at 11am. Enjoy ballet displays, live music and much more. Their restaurant, takeaway and Christmas shop will be open too.
Treat yourself and spend the weekend in the area. Accommodation is available at Rock Farm Slane, Orchard Holiday Village, Slane Farm Cottages, The Conyngham Arms Hotel, City North Hotel, Scholars Townhouse Hotel, The Cottages Bettystown, The Glenside Hotel and The Village Hotel.
Oldbridge Christmas Market
On the 27th of November from 11am to 3pm. This is always a great Christmas Market to attend in the beautiful setting of Oldbridge House and Gardens. Soak up the festive atmosphere in the large spacious marquee, meander around the small gazebos and marvel at the quality of wares on display. Alongside the wonderful food and craft stalls, there will be seasonal music, to get you in the festive spirit.
Spend the weekend in Drogheda and experience everything the town has to offer at Christmas. Check out accommodation at City North Hotel, Scholars Townhouse Hotel, The Cottages Bettystown, The Glenside Hotel and The Village Hotel.
Solstice Christmas Market
Happening on Saturday the 3rd of December from 10am to 3pm. Enjoy the festive atmosphere while browsing a large selection of local, high-quality crafts and artisan foods. A perfect opportunity to pick up a unique Christmas gift and try some delicious treats!
Accommodation nearby includes The Newgrange Hotel, The Ardboyne Hotel, Balreask Guest Accommodation, Bellinter House, Decoy Country Cottages, or the Yellow House B&B.
Christmas Markets at Slane Castle
Slane Castle’s festive fair runs on the 10th, 11th 17th and 18th of December from 11am to 4pm. The great hall and George IV Ballroom will be full of seasonal stalls selling all manner of gifts, arts, and crafts. Outside in the Castle Courtyard visitors will be spoilt for choice with mulled wine, cider, Baileys Hot Chocolate and Christmas Slane Whiskey cocktails as well as mince pies and seasonal favourites. A brilliant day out for all the family. Slane Castle are also hosting their annual Christmas Lights ceremony on the 27th of November.
Book the perfect Christmas break at Rock Farm Slane, Orchard Holiday Village, Slane Farm Cottages, The Conyngham Arms Hotel, The Newgrange Hotel, The Ardboyne Hotel, Balreask Guest Accommodation, Bellinter House, Decoy Country Cottages, or the Yellow House B&B.
The Ardboyne Hotel will host its annual Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday 11th December from 11am til 6pm. Admission is free and over 40 stalls will be selling their wares. Enjoy the opulent surroundings of the new refurbished hotel while you shop for gifts. A perfect way to support small local crafters this Christmas.
Sonairte Christmas Fair
Happening on December 17th from 11am to 4pm. Visit the long hall at Sonairte for a day filled with lots of lovely crafts, foods, gifts, kiddies’ activities, and plenty of Christmas cheer!
Make a weekend of it and spend the night at CityNorth Hotel, Scholars Townhouse Hotel, The Cottages Bettystown, The Glenside Hotel or The Village Hotel.
Rock Farm Slane Christmas Market
What could be more festive than Rock Farm Christmas Market in the old Hay Barn on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of December from 11am to 4pm. Featuring special hampers and Christmas gift packs, making browsing for last minute presents a pleasure. They will have artisan food, arts and crafts stalls competing for your attention with an abundance of yuletide gift ideas and treats. They will also have all the essentials for your Christmas Dinner!
If you are looking for a Christmas Market in Ireland this November and December, then you are spoiled for choice in the Boyne Valley. Wrap up warm, arrive early and enjoy making memories this Christmas. We can’t wait to welcome you.
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