Christmas in Killarney 2017

christmas in killarney

Christmas in Killarney has always been a magical occasion, but with the creation of the Christmas in Killarney festival it has become an even more exciting event. This year’s festival programme is packed with seasonal crackers, so if you have booked a holiday home at Killarney’s Holiday Village this Christmas you won’t be short of things to do. Here are some of the highlights of the 2017 Christmas in Killarney programme:

Christmas in Killarney Parades

Santa arrives early in Killarney, taking pride of place in the first parade on Saturday, November 25th and generously agreeing to lead five more parades over the Christmas period. Watch the little ones’ faces light up with delight as the parade of 11 floats weaves its way through the town of Killarney. Each parade starts at 6pm. Parade Dates are as follows:

  • Saturday 25th November
  • Saturday 2nd December
  • Saturday 9th December
  • Saturday 16th December
  • Saturday 23rd December
  • New Year’s Eve December 31st

Christmas Craft & Food Fair

Chase away the winter blues with a trip to the Killarney Outlet Centre on November 26th, where this year’s Christmas Craft and Food Fair has something to delight all your senses. From 12pm to 6pm, delicious aromas and dazzling sights will fill the centre. Producers from the local area and beyond have prepared an impressive selection of food, ceramics, candles, glassware, paintings, ornaments, and Christmas cards and decorations, so be sure to drop in before you start your Christmas shopping.

Dine in Killarney

Dine in Killarney is one of the most eagerly-anticipated events of the Christmas in Killarney festival. For anyone who appreciates good food and even better value, Dine in Killarney is the perfect way to ease your way into the festive season. On the last Thursday in November and the first Thursday in December between 6pm and 10pm, you can enjoy a three-course dinner in one of Killarney’s finest restaurants for just €25.

You can enjoy Dine in Killarney at any of the following restaurants:

  • Cellar One (The Ross Hotel)
  • Bricín
  • The Smokehouse
  • Kaynes’ Bistro (Dromhall Hotel)
  • The Lake Room (Aghadoe Heights Hotel)
  • The Porterhouse
  • The Garden Room Restaurant (The Malton)
  • Lord Kenmare’
  • Danú (The Brehon Hotel)
  • Desire Kitchen (The West End)
  • Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder
  • Hannigans’ Restaurant (The International Hotel)
  • Italian Cuisine
  • The Failte Restaurant
  • Killarney Royal Hotel
  • The Plaza Bar & Grill
  • The Golden Nugget
  • 52 High Street Restaurant
  • The Park Restaurant (The Killarney Park Hotel)
  • The Flesk
  • Gaby’s
  • Scott’s Bar & Courtyard Restaurant

Killarney on Ice

Now a firm favourite in Killarney’s winter calendar, Killarney on Ice arrives in the Beech Road car park on December 1st. Enter a winter wonderland with family and friends, and if you’re not a confident skater, there are plenty of helpful staff on hand to reassure you. See the website for information on prices, times, discounts etc.

Great Gatsby Ball

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of glitz—and what could be more glamorous than a ball inspired by the fabulous 1920s? The Malton Hotel is preparing to return to its heyday as a magnet for the beautiful people in the roaring ‘20s, so now is your chance to get out your flapper dress or spats and prepare to celebrate the season in style. You will arrive at the Giggle Water Arrival Party featuring the Lounge Man, before sitting down to a stunning four-course banquet. Entertainment at the Prohibition Casino and live jazz will continue until late in the Great Room Cocktail Lounge. Tickets available from The Malton.

What do you enjoy most about Christmas in Killarney?

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