Westside Christmas Market & Family Day 2016

Forget the Black Fridays and the Cyber Mondays… the 8th of December is the traditional shopping day in many parts of Ireland and Westside Christmas Market is honouring this tradition in style. The Christmas Market has grown steadily over recent years and is now the ‘main event’ in a day-long celebration of Christmas fun for all the family.

The Christmas Market itself runs from 10:30am to 3:30pm and takes place in Westside Resource Centre. The market is organised by a committee of local community groups - in conjunction with Galway City Partnership - and the beautiful produce is handmade by the community groups. The proceeds from the market are reinvested back into local community activities.

Throughout the day there will be a number of open events that people visiting the market can attend and enjoy. Westside Library will be hosting the children from Scoil Croí Íosa for Carol Singing from 11:00am until 12pm. Later, at 2:15pm, the Library will also be the venue for Stories & Crafts for children. The little ones are bound to enjoy the seasonal theme.

At Westside Resource Centre our creative writers and friends will take to the ‘Open Mic’ for a session of readings entitled ‘Seasonal Memories’. This event will run from 12:30pm to 1:30pm and all are welcome to attend. At 2.00pm world-famous seanchaí Eddie Lenihan will take to the stage for an hour of storytelling and tall tales for grown-ups.

To finish the day on a high note, we will have live music and refreshments at the Resource Centre’s ‘Community Café’ from about 3:00pm until 4:00pm. This will be followed by the ever-popular Christmas Raffle with lots of prizes and surprises. All are welcome… full details from Westside Resource Centre.

All events are free and everybody is welcome.

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