Where Christmas Magic Meets Tradition!

Get ready to unwrap the festive season in style at the Fingal Christmas Markets! Join us in late November and in December as we transform three enchanting locations into winter wonderlands: Swords Castle, Bremore Castle in Balbriggan, and the picturesque Shackleton Garden in Clonsilla.

Embrace the Festive Spirit:

At Fingal Christmas Markets, we bring together the very best of the season's magic and traditions. Stroll through the charming stalls adorned with twinkling lights, and let the scent of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts fill the air. It's the perfect way to kickstart your Christmas celebrations!

Three Unique Locations: 

Swords Castle: Step into a fairytale setting in the heart of Swords. The Castle, adorned with festive decorations, creates a magical backdrop for your holiday shopping.

Trading Hours:

Fri 24th Nov: 3pm to 8pm

Sat 25th Nov: 11am to 6pm

Sun 26th Nov 11am to 6pm

Sat 2nd Dec 11am to 6pm

Sun 3rd Dec 11am to 6pm

Santa at Swords Castle

Enjoy a visit to see Santa from €5 per child, includes selection box, emailed photo with Santa and kids hot chocolate. Please note photo will be emailed week after visit. Santa is on a first come first served basis, please note Santa will be taking a break for lunch and queues will stop 30 mins before finish time. Timings subject to change.

Santa Hours:

Fri 24th Nov: 6pm to 8pm

Sat 25th Nov: 12pm to 5pm

Sun 26th Nov 12pm to 5pm

Sat 2nd Dec 12pm to 5pm

Sun 3rd Dec 12pm to 5pm

Bremore Castle, Balbriggan: Experience the charm of Balbriggan's historic Bremore Castle as it turns into a festive marketplace. Discover unique gifts and treasures amidst the castle's historic walls. Appplications for Traders Now Closed. Please note this market is been run by Bremore Castle Food & Craft Village - please visit them on Facebook to find out more.

Trading Hours:

Sun 26th Nov: 11am to 4pm

Sun 10th Dec: 11am to 6pm 

Sun 17th Dec: 11am to 6pm 

Shackleton Garden, Clonsilla: Explore the tranquil beauty of Shackleton Gardens, where you'll find a serene atmosphere and a delightful selection of seasonal treats. Traders please email: welo%76emar%6bets%64u%[email protected] " rel="nofollow"> [email protected]

Please note this market is been run by We Love Markets, please visit them on Facebook to find out more. 

Trading Hours:

Sat 25th Nov: 12pm to 6pm

Sun 26th Nov 12pm to 6pm

Sat 2nd Dec 12pm to 6pm

Sun 3rd Dec 12pm to 6pm

Festive Lights Show at Shackleton Garden

Experience the amazing light show from Monday 20th November until Sunday 10th December from 4.00pm until 8.00pm every night.


Calling All Traders:


Swords Castle Christmas Markets 2023 

Applications for our enchanting Christmas Markets at Swords Castle are now closed, please email [email protected] for last minute availability

Traders for Shackleton Gardens please email: w%65lov%65marke%74sdu%62li%[email protected] " rel="nofollow"> [email protected]  

Bremore Castle:  Appplications for Traders Closed.


Festive Lightings

Blanchardstown Tree Lighting: Join Mayor of Fingal Cllr Adrian Henchy on Thursday 23rd November at 6pm on Main Street with the Blancharsdtown Brass Band

Swords Tree Lighting: Join Mayor of Fingal Cllr Adrian Henchy on Friday 24th of November at 6pm outside Swords Castle

Balbriggan Lighting Up: Join Deputy Mayor of Fingal Cllr Grainne Maguire on Thursday 7th December at 6pm at George's Square

Looking for that perfect Christmas gift?
Well look no further than our directory of local craft and small artisan businesses where you will find exactly what you are looking for this festive season.

Supporting local businesses and shopping locally has never been as important and everything you need is at your fingertips below. 

If you have a small business in Fingal and if you would like to be included on this page, email [email protected] your name, contact details and one of our team will be in touch!

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