Christmas at The Hardiman

The Hardiman in the Heart of Galway City

The Hardiman has been at the heart of Christmas celebrations in Galway since 1852. For over a century and a half we’ve been honouring festive traditions…and creating a few new ones of our own along the way! So why not gather your friends and family and join us this Christmas. We promise you it will be truly magical.

Gaslight Brasserie 

The Hardiman puts you in the centre of Galway’s festive celebrations. Take a stroll down the winding medieval streets and take in Galway’s enchanting festive decorations.

Then, in time-honoured fashion, make your way back to our Gaslight Brasserie for some well earned festive cheer. Overlooking the Christmas Market in Eyre Square, you can soak up the buzzing atmosphere from the comfort of a cosy window seat. 

Warm yourself up with a spiced, mulled wine then savour the festive ambience with delicious food, exceptional service and lively entertainment.

 Download our sample Gaslight Festive Packages.

Festive Afternoon Tea

Festive Afternoon Tea

The Hardiman is a stunning venue that really comes into its own each festive season. Long recognised as being the home of Christmas in Galway City, it’s renowned for its tradition of hospitality, service and food and no more so than at this festive time of the year.

As Galway City’s most iconic building, The Hardiman is especially breathtaking at Christmas. To celebrate the festive season, we will host a traditional Festive Afternoon Tea, with more than a sprinkling of Christmas inspired treats.

Enjoy The Hardiman’s Festive Afternoon Tea from 15th November. Served daily from 12.30-5.30pm.

To book your sitting call (091) 564041 or email

Oyster Bar

The Oyster Bar, is a magnet for Christmas gatherings. It’s perfect for catching up with old friends and make new ones too. Enjoy a hot port or Christmas cocktail, relax in stylish surroundings and let Christmas unfold all around you.

If you're feeling a bit peckish, the Oyster Bar provides a casual Daytime Menu from 12.00-6.00pm.



The Gift of Christmas at The Hardiman

The Hardiman Hotel gift voucher is the perfect gift for family, friends or colleagues. Our gift vouchers can be customized for many delightful treats and include

      For more information about our gift options or to purchase a gift voucher from The Hardiman, please phone +353 91 564041 or email may also buy our GIFT VOUCHERS online. 

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