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14 reasons Galway is just the best place at Christmas

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1. The pubs know how to get into the spirit of things

kingshead Source: Twitter

2. And even with the storm, Shop Street is still looking wonderfully festive

3. And the Christmas market is always there for you

marketman Source: Galway Christmas Market Facebook

4. In two separate locations, no less

twolocations Source: Facebook Galway Christmas Market

Eyre Square and the Spanish Arch.

5. The beer tent is always packed full of Christmas craic

pints Source: Christmas in Galway Facebook

6. Everywhere you look, Galway is just beaming

kingshead2 Source: Galway Tourism Twitter

7. With somewhere to duck in for something warm

hotchocolate Source: Christmas in Galway

8. And decadent delights just waiting for you in the market

chocolate22 Source: Facebook Christmas in Galway

9. The Christmas market is, in fact, the hub of operations

Source: Ben Rogan/YouTube

10. The Santa Express can be seen from a mile off

santaexpress Source: YouTube

11. Local celebrities even wear Santa hats – like Robbie Henshaw here

henshawxmas Source: Galway Christmas Market

12. High Street knows how to sparkle too

highstreet Source: Twitter

13. You’ll stumble across some unique festive sights

#galway #discoverireland #galwaychristmas

A photo posted by Sandro Riccardi (@sandro_riccardi) on

14. Galway at Christmas is just some place to be

#galway last night

A photo posted by Emma (@eggmcbeg) on


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