Kilkenny Christmas Tree Festival

150 trees of all shapes and sizes fill the Cathedral, each one is a work of imagination and art.

Many local schools, businesses and organisations have participated as well as individuals. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate is available along with a stall selling seasonal goodies.  There is a wonderful civic, engaging atmosphere in the Cathedral during this very special festival. This is an annual event in the city and has become a Christmas experience that people love to visit and talk about. A lovely way to spend a few hours, come along and enjoy!

Opening times:

Thursday 5th December: 10am – 6.30pm

Friday 6th December: 10am – 6.30pm
At 6pm, Junior Choir will sing by the tree 

Saturday 7th December: 10am – 6.30pm
At 11.30am children’s hour of activities
Maybe even hear Bart playing Christmas music on the organ! 

Sunday 8th December: 2pm – 6.30pm
2.30pm: Hear a talk on the Cathedral bells and climb to the Bell Tower
3pm: Children’s hour of activities
3.30pm: Music quartet Arreglos beside the Cathedral tree
5pm: Choral Compline, St Canice’s Chapter House 

Monday 9th December: 10am – 6.30pm

Tuesday 10th December: 10am – 6.30pm


Book online to save or simply pay as you enter:

  • Adults: €4
  • Concession: €3.50
  • Child: €2
  • Family: €10

A great idea for businesses and individuals to be inspired and to consider submitting a tree for next year’s festival.
There is no fee to submit a tree.


Thursday 5th December — Tuesday 10th December
10:00 am — 6:30 pm

St. Canice’s Cathedral


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