soaks up the warm festive atmosphere in the heart of Letterkenny, where the Off The Street Christmas market is in full swing.

The Off The Street Christmas food festival takes place in the town for two days only this weekend. Over 40 food and craft stalls have been set up inside a huge marquee and outside in a foodie alley.

Delicious cooking smells fill the air, as families enjoyed burgers, hot dogs, pizzas and a great selection of hot foods from local producers. Mulled wine, mulled cider and hot chocolates are all going down a treat too.

The Off the Street Christmas programme is packed with entertaining and inspirational demos from the best local chefs, storytellers and musicians. Nine celebrity chefs are in the line-up, so you can take a seat in the demo tent and pick up top Christmas cooking tips and delicious drinks ideas from local brewers and gin and whiskey distillers. Santa, Mrs Claus and Elves have their own festive cabin to greet children and give out gifts to all.

Christmasfest is located on Justice Walsh Road behind AIB bank Letterkenny, running from 12-9pm Saturday 2nd December and 12-6pm Sunday 3rd December.

Check out our gallery to see the stalls and traders there this weekend:

Off The Street Organisers Jimmy Stafford, Chris Molloy and Derek Walker

Trisha and Pat McKeever – Longmeadow Cider

Irene Sweeney – Castle Grove Country House Hotel

Charlene Curran – Simply Yum

Simply Yum

Emily, Debbie and Rachel Browne

Alison Pasquier – Donegal Craft Bakery

Donegal Craft Bakeyr

Casey Thompson and Nigel McBride – Irish Fairy Doors

Patsy McGilloway of Dillon’s Hotel Letterkenny

Ballyholey Farm

Rebecca McDaid – Carenna Personalized Gifts

David Mullan – Boghopper Brewery

Cathal McFadden and Jack Gildea – Paddy Gildea Butchers

Noreen Stafford – Kitchen Conserves Sligo

Booley Food

Dr Elizabeth Finnegan and Michael Finnegan – Booley Food

Booley Food

Booley Food

Ridesard Art – Letterkenny

Tia Thompson, Sine Harris and Kelsey Gallagher

Shabby Chic

Louise, Millie and Ellie Flanagan

Paul Brady – head chef of Castle Grove Hotel

Suzanne Mc Feely – McGrory’s of Culdaff

Caroline McCrabbe and Anita Coyle – Pomodoro Pizza

Jonathan Officer – Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny

Santa does a Q&A with his fans!

Anna Devlin and Alice Murray

Baved with Love Cupcakes

Anastasia Khokha – Baved with Love Cupcakes

Waiting to see Santa!

Michael McGettigan, Adrian Deanes and Trevor Curran – Yes Chef

Louise Marshall and Valerie McGrath

Visitors enjoying 9ine Hostages Coffee

Blas na Tire

Johnny Bailie and Patsy McGilloway of Dillon’s Hotel

Photos: Rachel McLaughlin, Do you have an upcoming event you’d like to see on the site? Email