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Join Us For Another Wonderful Christmas In Killarney

Important Dates for your Diary This Festive Season

The annual Christmas in Killarney Festival aims to bring a wide array of magical sights and sounds to the town of Killarney at the most wonderful time of year including Christmas Magic Parades, Santa’s Grotto, Festive Concerts and much, much more.

We aim to update this page with all the important information and dates you need as they become available.

Yours festively,

The Killarney Sleigh Ride Crew

Dine in Killarney

Dine in Killarney

23rd & 30th of November at participating Restaurants. 
Dine In Killarney offers a unique opportunity to sample some of the town’s finest food and wine with a special festive three-course meal.
Christmas Magic Parades

Christmas Magic Parades

6.00pm on 25th Nov. / 2nd, 9th & 16th Dec.  
Welcome Home Parade on Friday 22nd December at 7.00pm. The Christmas Magic Parades are the highlight of the town’s seasonal calendar and over the years have become a treasured family tradition.
Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto

24th November – 23rd December
Meet Santa up close and personal at Santa’s lovely new grotto taking place this year at Deenagh Lodge in Killarney National Park opposite St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Killarney Sleigh Rides

Killarney Sleigh Rides

Dates Available for Nov. & Dec. 2023 & Jan. 2024(Excluding 25th, 26th & 27th Dec. ) 
Killarney Sleigh Rides are back for another Christmas! Choose from a Park or Town Sleigh Ride for a truly magical holiday experience.
Markets & Fairs

Markets & Fairs

Dates & Venues to be announced
Each Year, Killarney hosts a number of Christmas Markets and Fairs that provide the perfect opportunity to soak up some festive atmosphere while partaking in some essential seasonal shopping with a selection of local artisans and creators.
Festive Concerts

Festive Concerts

Dates & Venues to be announced
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year to come together and celebrate the magic of music. Carols from the Cathedral is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some of your all time favourite Christmas Carols with some of Kerry’s most renowned classical Choirs and Musicians.
Tree of Light CeremonY

Tree of Light CeremonY

Dates & Venues to be announced
The 100ft towering Tree of Light outside St. Mary’s Cathedral has become a focal point of the town during the festive season with the official switching on of the lights offering a memorable start to the Christmas season.
Christmas Shows At The INEC

Christmas Shows At The INEC

December 2023
The INEC Killarney is one of the country’s largest entertainment providers. This Christmas, it will host Shows by many popular Irish Comedians and Musicians such as Bernard Casey, Bell X1, Cian Ducrot, Hermitage Green, Fairytale of New York – Coming Home for Christmas and more.