Christmas in Killarney
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Christmas in Killarney

A visit to Killarney is always a good idea but especially around the festive season. The town centre lights up with millions of twinkling lights, the traditional pubs light their fires making them cosy and warm and there is a sense of magic in the air. From Christmas parades to filling that space under the tree with some unique gifts, Killarney is an ideal Christmas break. This year, plan a trip to Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney and experience the wonder of Christmas in Ireland’s Ancient East. Book your stay in Cahernane House Hotel for an extra special treat for you and your loved ones this festive season.

Meet Santa in Killarney

Santa and his elves are already busy preparing for their visit to Killarney this year. If you’re travelling with little ones, make this a winter trip to remember with a visit to see the big man himself. Santa is excited to return to his favourite grotto in Killarney at Anam Arts & Cultural Centre from 26th October 2022. Santa will spend some time with each family that visits and will give you a keepsake Christmas decoration to take home and keep in a special place. If they haven’t done so already, your little ones can also post your Christmas list in the very special post-box. Tickets to see Santa are €10 per child and €5 per adult.

The Magic Parade

The Magic parade is back on 26th November with Santa & his helpers parading through town kicking off Christmas in Killarney. Experience the magic of Christmas this year with the return of four spectacular parades, travelling through the city centre every Saturday during the Christmas in Killarney Festival. You’ll see families and visitors line the streets on November 27th, December 3rd, 10th & 17th for this colourful, feel-good celebration. You’ll enjoy floats, costumes, dancing, singing and street performances at every parade, a great way to spread Christmas cheer and excitement. No need for tickets or reservations, just join us on the main street for the Magic Parade.

Events in Killarney at Christmas

INEC Killarney is a 3,000-capacity theatre and the largest event space in Kerry. While we don’t have a Christmas Panto, there are plenty of acts to enjoy during December. We’re happy to welcome a diverse selection of acts to Killarney over Christmas with acts from music to comedy and everything in between. Time your visit well and catch comedy performances from Joanne Mc Nally, Tommy Tiernan, Bernard Casey or Foil, Arms & Hog. You can also buy tickets for HamsandwicH, Gavin James, The Wolfe Tones, The High Kings and more. Finish off the year with a bang from the fantastic Bingo Loco on 31st December – definitely not one for your granny!

Christmas Shopping in Killarney

Christmas shopping in Killarney is different to anywhere else in Ireland. We have a fantastic selection of locally made goods from independent businesses as well as high-street favourites. You’ll find a great section of shops along the high street and side streets where you can buy clothing & textiles, accessories, candles & skin care and lots more. You’re sure to bag a bargain in the Killarney Outlets, especially with the additional discount they offer to visitors over the Christmas in Killarney Festival. In addition to the locally owned and run boutiques and craft shops, Killarney has plenty of internationally recognised brands such as M&S, TK Maxx, Wallis, Dorothy Perkins, Penneys, and Nike as well as popular Irish Brands, Lifestyle, Pavers, Elverys, & Claire’s Accessories.

Cahernane House Hotel at Christmas

Cahernane House Hotel is a place filled with character but it’s at Christmas that the hotel really comes to life. With stunning views from every window, magnificent Christmas décor and the friendliest staff you could hope for, Cahernane is perfect for a festive break you’ll remember for years to come. You can relax and enjoy a drink in many distinctive areas within the hotel hosting drinks receptions, private dining and Christmas parties. Treat yourself to culinary excellence in Herbert Restaurant where you’ll be treated to a selection of expertly prepared dishes and hand-picked wines. Enjoy a night of peaceful sleep in one of our uniquely styled bedrooms before indulging in a fantastic breakfast before a day of exploring.
Cahernane Hotel at Christmas is an experience you should not miss.


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