Christmas in Kilkenny

Yulefest - Kilkenny’s Christmas Festival - welcomes visitors to Kilkenny with a packed programme of Christmas activities including live music on the Yulefest Bandstand, the Kilkenny Christmas Market, the annual Medieval Mile Run, Yulefest Outdoor Movie Night, Elf Village in Castlecomer and plenty more.

The Yulefest programme of events has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a festive staycation or family fun-activities, you'll find the magic in Kilkenny this holiday season. With great shopping and food as standard, come celebrate the magic of Christmas and the wonders of winter in Kilkenny’s beautiful medieval city and county.

New for Yulefest Kilkenny 2022 is an extended Christmas week programme beginning on Tuesday 20th December. Yulefest Kilkenny takes place from Friday 25th November until Friday 23rd December and is programmed, produced and marketed by Kilkenny County Council. Visit YulefestKilkenny.ie.

 

Enjoy a festive adventure in the cultural heart of Ireland this Christmas.

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