Explore Christmas in Kilkenny

Oct 19, 2015

 Come join us here for the festive season in the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny. You will find everything you are looking for this Christmas, from magical atmosphere, crafts fairs, unique hand crafted Christmas gifts, Polar Express trains, Ice Skating, enchanting forests and Santa Villages for the Children.

Santa Village

This interactive theatrical production is an amazing experience that promises to be packed full of Christmas cheer, awe and enjoyment for all the family.

Start by letting the elves help your little ones write their letters to Santa before heading off for some treats with Mrs. Claus in her gingerbread kitchen. Then Jump on the Santa train through the mystical forest and see Rudolf and his friends relaxing and having fun, you might even get a sneaky peak of the toy workshop. Don’t forget to visit the man himself in his grotto, where he will be checking his list and waiting to meet all the children to give them some gifts. This is a must see for your family trip to Kilkenny!

Kilkenny Craft Pop up Shop

Kilkenny has long had the reputation for being a hub of creativity. This ‘Made in Kilkenny’ pop up shop was created to show all the authentic and handmade crafts available in Kilkenny.So make sure to put this Pop up Shop on your Christmas shopping to do list for that unique one-of-a kind Christmas gift.

Kilkenny Christmas Markets & Shopping

A truly unique shopping experience! An enchanting mix of designer boutiques and high street favourites in the heart of Ireland’s medieval city. Shopping with style for 900 years, Kilkenny has been a thriving cosmopolitan merchant centre since the 12th century. The city offers an impressive collection of boutiques, craft shops and gourmet food stores, as well as international high street brands. Kilkenny offers a truly original and eclectic shopping experience that retains its sophisticated edge. Also, there will be so many markets, transforming this festive medieval city for the season with everything from children’s workshops, food fairs, crafts & pottery to magical gardens.

Kilkenny has always been well known as being a hub of creativity. So you are in for a treat with all the beautifully well-made, hand crafts available in the many festive markets dotted throughout the city.



The Hoban Hotel Kilkenny is registered for the Revenue Commissioner Stay and Spend tax credit scheme.

Plan a stay with us between 1st October 2020 & 30th April 2021 and claim up to €125 tax credit back on your accommodation and meals through the Failte Ireland Stay and Spend initiative.

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