YuleFest Kilkenny | Kilkenny Tourism

YuleFest Kilkenny



December 2017 (Schedule released in November)


Create your own ONCE UPON A TIME this Christmas!

Rediscover the wonder of Christmas with Kilkenny’s enchanting festival of music, food, craft and entertainment for friends and family. Let the Festival Trail guide you through atmospheric cobbled streets and slipways, explore the magical winter garden in Butler House, marvel at the whimsical toy soldiers, meander through the markets laden with artisan food treats and hand crafted gifts at Rothe House, revive your spirit with a hot chocolate while enjoying a rich programme of entertainment and music and take in a master class in craft with Oscar nominated Cartoon Saloon at MacDonagh Junction.  With exclusive performances in the stunning Medieval Mile Museum , ice skating at Cillin Hill, visits for the little ones to enchanted kingdoms and of course the Santa experience, there is so much more to delight at Yulefest Kilkenny. Did we mention the reindeer? What are you waiting for...book a break now on Visit Kilkenny and check out the full schedule of events on the Yulefest website with new events being added daily.    

* While every effort is made to update program listings, schedules are subject to change so please check bookings and times directly with the event venues before you arrive.

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Craft Fair at Rothe House

YuleFest Kilkenny - Craft Fare at Rothe House


Grace's Castle - Artisan Food Fair

YuleFest Kilkenny - Artisan Food Fare

Castlecomer Discovery Park

YuleFest Kilkenny - Castlecomer Discovery Park

Family in Kilkenny

YuleFest Kilkenny - Family in Kilkenny



YuleFest Kilkenny - Theatre


Kilkenny on Ice - Cillin Hill

YuleFest Kilkenny - Kilkenny On Ice

Winter Wonderland at Butler House

YuleFest Kilkenny - Winter Wonderland at Butler House


Shopping in Kilkenny

YuleFest Kilkenny - Christmas Shopping in Kilkenny

Music in Kilkenny

YuleFest Kilkenny - Christmas Series of Music

Food in Kilkenny

YuleFest Kilkenny - Food in Kilkenny