Christmas at The Dean Galway

Escape to the Wild Atlantic City of Galway this Christmas



There aren’t many places in Ireland that do Christmas better than Galway. The city, nestled on the West Coast of Ireland, has become the premier location for Christmas market visitors, with over 650,000 making the trip every year to Eyre Square. The Galway Christmas Market is Ireland’s longest running festive market, with 2022 marking its 13th year. Expect to enjoy variety and entertainment and stalls located in Eyre Square, a mere stone’s throw from The Dean Galway. There are more than 50 wooden chalets, alongside the iconic Big Wheel, Carousel, Santa’s Grotto, the German Bier Tent and numerous other theatrical and culinary delights throughout the 6-week fair. 

The Christmas Market is confirmed to run from Friday 11th November until Thursday 22nd December 2022.

Rockin' Around The Dean

Deck the halls and get Rockin’ Around The Dean Galway this Christmas with our festive offer. Enjoy 10% off your stay with a winter warmer cocktail at The Dean Bar! Offer valid for Stays from 11th Nov until 23rd December. Hotel guests can enjoy complimentary access to Hydrotherapy Pool and POWER Thermal Suite.


Christmas Parties



We are bang in the heart of Galway City, with ultra-modern, multi-functional spaces – the ideal spot to host your Christmas party. Each space combines state-of-the-art technology with a timeless style. Combine with our rooftop restaurant Sophie’s and ground floor Elephant & Castle, you’ve got yourself one hell of a party.

The Blue Room

The Blue Room is a bright, spacious room which can multi-task to suit pretty much any occasion. We’ll do the heavy lifting: food, drink, music, DJs, dancing horses, whatever’s your thing for your Christmas Party. We have a private bar, dedicated kitchen and a smaller room which can be used as a breakout space. We’re super organised and lo-fi behind the scenes, making it happen for you the way you want. The Blue Room can accommodate up to 200 for seated dinner.

E-mail for booking enquiries.

The Green Room

Our private space, The Green Room can accommodate groups of up to 40 standing or 30 seated. Our in-house events team will do all the hard work and help you organise your party from start to finish.

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Sophie's Rooftop Terrace

Soak in the views whilst you dine at Sophie’s Restaurant & Rooftop Terrace, complete with amazing panoramic views of Galway City, whatever the weather. Blazing sun, howling gales, she’s just beautiful. And fun. And friendly. And tasty. From our wood-fired pizzas and salad favourites at lunchtime to succulent steaks and fish specials at dinner, our chefs pack every mouthful with international and Irish flavours. We’ve also got a range of cocktails so good you’ll wanna work your way through the entire menu. The perfect all-rounder for a Christmas Party.

Email for booking enquiries.

Elephant and Castle

The famous restaurant, which originally hails from NYC, has stomped it’s way across Dublin and has now opened its first restaurant out West!

The menu is classic New York style dining, using the best of Irish, locally sourced ingredients. From fresh salads, gourmet burgers, delicious pastas, homemade desserts, and of course our world-famous chicken wings, there’s something for everyone at Elephant & Castle Galway.