Step into the magic of the holiday season with our Kilkenny’s Christmas tour, where each location sparkles with Yuletide joy. As you wander through the iconic Kilkenny Castle, adorned with Christmas decorations, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a winter wonderland. Revel in the festive atmosphere at Yulefest Kilkenny, where the spirit of Christmas comes alive with lights and laughter. Climb the ancient Round Tower at St Canice’s for breathtaking views of the city lights, and wrap up your tour with a stroll through the beautifully illuminated Rothe House gardens. This walking tour isn’t just about seeing sights—it’s about experiencing the warmth and joy of Kilkenny’s Christmas spirit. Join us for a festive journey that will fill your heart with holiday cheer and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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  • Explore the festive grounds of Kilkenny Castle with its gardens and park.
  • Admire the Gothic cathedral's stained glass and stone carvings.
  • Experience traditional Irish music and flavors at Kilkenny's Christmas market.


  • Professional local tour guide

Route & Duration

2 hours
  • 1

    Kilkenny Castle

    Majestically set on extensive grounds, Kilkenny Castle is a quintessential Norman keep that lights up with festive decorations during Christmas, providing a historic backdrop for holiday celebrations.(outside visit)

  • 2

    Yulefest Kilkenny

    Celebrate the season at Yulefest Kilkenny, an enchanting Christmas festival that transforms the city with lights, crafts, and seasonal entertainment that’s perfect for family fun.

  • 3

    St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum

    Admire the exterior of St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum, a key highlight along Kilkenny’s historic trail, beautifully adorned for the festive season, showcasing the city's medieval heritage from the outside.

  • 4

    Rothe House & Garden

    A stunning example of a 16th-century merchant’s townhouse, Rothe House decorates its gardens and courtyards with twinkling lights and Christmas displays, making it a magical step back in time. (Outside Visit)

  • 5

    Cathedral Church of St Canice & Round Tower

    Experience the panoramic views of Kilkenny’s twinkling Christmas lights from the top of St Canice’s Round Tower and explore the cathedral’s gothic architecture, adorned with holiday decor. (Outside Visit)

Meeting Point

The main entrance of Kilkenny Castle, The Parade, Collegepark, Kilkenny, R95 YRK1 See Map

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.