Get 2020 Ready with GIAF's Gift Guide

13 December 2019

If you're looking to shop locally this Christmas season, Galway International Arts Festival tickets and merchandise make unique, memorable gifts for everyone on your list.

Now in its 43rd year, GIAF has become a beloved highlight of the Galway calendar, and this year's Festival is sure to be one for the books. Get 2020 ready with the following gift ideas:

Give the gift of Friendship

When you purchase a Friend of the Festival Gift Certificate, your friends become our Friends. Recipients enjoy a host of exclusive perks, from Priority Booking to complimentary tickets to select shows and more. Purchasing a Gift Certificate is also a great way to give, as proceeds support every aspect of the Festival's work here in Galway.

Read more about the different levels of Festival Friendship, and choose the best fit for everyone on your list.

Let them have their choice with GIAF vouchers

Tickets and memberships are a sustainable, eco-friendly way to give the gift of an experience, rather than just more "stuff" that may be forgotten by January. Leave a voucher under the tree and let your friends and family choose the perfect play, music gig, or other Festival event as details of our 2020 programme are announced. (Full programme will be released in May 2020).

Vouchers are available in €25, €50, €100 and €200 increments.

Festival style all year round

Whether you've been attending Galway International Arts Festival since it was Galway Arts Festival, or if GIAF 2019 was your very first visit, a gift from the GIAF online store is a wonderful memento of Festivals gone by. New this year are our adorable Heineken Big Top socks from Irish Sock Society.

Browse available posters, apparel, tote bags, and other one-of-a-kind gifts while supplies last. Order by Thursday 19 December to ensure delivery for Christmas.

Buy Big Top tickets before they sell out

The 2020 Heineken Big Top lineup is already looking deadly. When you buy Big Top tickets for Christmas, you guarantee your place before they sell out - and give everyone a summer night to look forward to all winter long.

Here's the full list of tickets currently on sale:

Pixies, Thursday 16 July
Pixies, Friday 17 July SOLD OUT
The Flaming Lips, Saturday 17 July
The Stunning, Sunday 18 July
The Academic, Thursday 22 July
Jon Hopkins, Saturday 23 July

Kaiser Chiefs, Saturday 24 July
Sinéad O'Connor, Sunday 25 July