Yulefest Kilkenny is back! Yulefest Kilkenny is a curated and inclusive Christmas festival that invites visitors and locals to enjoy a wide range of free and affordable seasonal events in Kilkenny City and County throughout December.
Easy to get to and easy to get around, explore all that our city and county seasonal programme has to offer. From gigs to Glüwein, singalongs to storm troopers, there’s something for everyone at Yulefest Kilkenny. Dip in and out of different weekly festive events including:
- Victorian Carousel
- Ice Skating Rink
- Santa’s Grotto
- Festive Workshops
- Christmas Shopping
- Seasonal Dining
- Open Air Music
- Castle Parklands
- Seasonal Surprises
Combine shopping with skating or browsing with brunch, see light installations, hear choirs, visit Santa or take a whirl in our vintage carousel. Sip hot chocolates or crafted cocktails against the backdrop of our atmospheric city.
Meander through our merry medieval streets, hear choirs sing whilst lights twinkle against a festive backdrop of seasonal installations. Keep your eyes peeled for Stormtroopers, fire performance artists, catch a free exhibition or book in for a workshop! Plan your day out at www.yulefestkilkenny.ie
The best memories are often the simplest ones; colours, lights, food, music and laughter. Experience Yulefest Kilkenny, an inclusive Christmas festival that invites you, your friends and family to Kilkenny to enjoy a range of seasonal activities throughout December.
Whether you want to take elfies or selfies, take time out so you can take it all in at Yulefest Kilkenny.
Yulefest Kilkenny Weekly Family Festive Events include:
The Festival of Light: Make your own lantern and participate in The Parade of Light 30th November, Free www.yulefestkilkenny.ie/events/festival-of-light-castlecomer/
Silent Night – Christmas Day 1914: James Stephens Military Barracks & Museum: Tour and authentic WW1 Reenactment, plus meet Irish Wolfhound Fionn (mascot for the 3rd Infantry Battalion). 15th & 16th December, performances at 4pm & 6pm. Tickets from €5, proceeds to The Good Shepherd Centre, Kilkenny www.yulefestkilkenny.ie/
Medieval Mile Run: All ages and abilities invited to run on closed streets, fire artists at finishing line 7th December, Free (untimed) / €10 timed www.yulefestkilkenny.ie/events/medieval-mile-run
Featured Festive Events include:
The High Kings: Charting a new course for Irish ballads performed in a contemporary style
9th December, €30 www.yulefestkilkenny.ie/events/the-high-kings/
Vladimir’s Viennese Christmas: 10th anniversary concert features Vladimir and his talented family 17th December, €25 www.yulefestkilkenny.ie/events/vladimirs-viennese-christmas/