Yulefest, Kilkenny

Yulefest is Kilkenny’s all-inclusive Christmas festival and will run throughout the month of December with a super exciting program.

Highlights will see the Parade Plaza brought to life. View the city streets & lighting from a giant Ferris wheel, take a canter on the antique carousel, soak up scents of artisan food at the bespoke Christmas Market and cast away shopping stresses with a wander through countless craft and gift ideas.

The Parade will play host to lots of events throughout the festival, do not miss; Seo linn performing live, world recognised performance by the Medieval Florentine Flag Wavers, Thunder Action Sports, The Santa Run, The Coca Cola Truck, The Deise medieval street actors, and a busking competition that will keep the parade and medieval mile alive with music.

There is something for all the family to enjoy from Ice Skating on 600 square meters of real ice, to sliding down a 30 meter Mammoth Ice Slide.

Experience the magic of Santa’s Grotto, make festive ginger bread men with Mrs. Claus and the Elves, or see the animals in a live nativity crib.

Visit Kilkenny Castle, the Christmas tree festival at St Canice’s Cathedral; take in a Christmas show at the Watergate, and for the evenings there are several top line bands performing at the set theatre, including The King Kong Company, and Hermitage Green.

Some events are ticketed events which require booking. , the headline being on the launch weekend at St Canice’s Cathedral the musical ‘The Messiah’, which will be officially opened by the renowned Aris Choir. Some concert highlights at the Medieval Mile Museum are; The Voice Squad, The High Hopes Choir, and the absolutely uplifting Dublin Ukulele Collective.  St Marys Cathedral will host’ The Three Tenors’ and the annual Carol Service.

A must see for your Merry Christmas is the spectacular Butler House Garden which comes alive again this festive season with a free event for all the family to celebrate Yulefest Kilkenny. See the gardens transform at dusk as these light installations come to life. Kids will love the reindeer and the frosty winter pond at the heart of the garden complete with a skating snowman!

What are you waiting for! Book now for Yulefest Kilkenny 2017 and create your own  Christmas memories.