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! Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for live insights and weekly competitions. Come celebrate Christmas in Kilkenny this festive season!