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Kilkenny Yulefest

Featured below are just some of the Events taking place in Kilkenny

Yulefest Kilkenny will take place this year from 25th November through to the 22nd December.

Yulefest brings the festive spirit to the streets of Kilkenny with a programme of events that is sure to be fun for all. Yulefest Kilkenny 2023 began on November 25th, with Santa’s arrival to the city and the opening of the Yulefest Christmas Market.

Visitors to this years festival can expect festive treats, creative crafts, live music and family entertainment at the weekend Christmas Market. Special events each weekend. Festive Christmas lights throughout the city. Plus Santa visits and festive events across the county!

The Yulefest programme of events has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a festive staycation or family fun-activities, Yulefest in Kilkenny has something for you. 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.

Featured events at this year’s festival include the Medieval Mile Run on December 1st; the Santa Truck on December 9th; Yulefest Movie Night on Thursday the 14th; the sold-out Rogu Fire Show on the 16th and the Festive Friday Finale with Fireworks, live music, Christmas Market and family entertainment on Friday the 22nd December. There is shopping at the Yulefest Christmas Market, live music on the Yulefest Bandstand and family entertainment on The Parade every Saturday and Sunday. Plus Santa Experiences, Markets around the County, Music Concerts & Art Workshops and lots of family fun around the city and county!

There are plenty more events to be announced, so keep an eye on yulefestkilkenny.ie for updates and discover lots more festive fun

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