Soak up the seasonal atmosphere in Kilkenny this Christmas at one of its many seasonal events. Kilkenny's Yulefest family highlights include an angelic train ride through the magical woodland that is Castlecomer Santa Experience. Soak up the atmosphere and dazzling lights at the Festival of Light in The Square Castlecomer or sip hot chocolate and cookies by the fire in the secluded walled gardens of Butler House in Kilkenny City. Top your visit off with a stay in the fabulous family friendly Newpark Hotel Kilkenny where adults can enjoy a festive afternoon tea while the kiddies take a ride on the fabulous Christmas Train and visit the magical Fairy Trail village. There is something for everybody in Kilkenny this Christmas!
To celebrate this exciting time of year Visit Kilkenny are delighted to have teamed up with 53 Degrees North to offer one lucky family the chance to win a fantastic Christmas Family Break in Kilkenny! This fantastic prize includes:
- Two night stay in the Newpark Hotel Kilkenny for two adults and two children
- One evening meal at the Newpark Hotel Kilkenny
- Family tickets to the Christmas Experience at Castlecomer Discovery Park
- 53 Degrees North Voucher worth €100
The 4 star Newpark Hotel rests on the edge of medieval Kilkenny City, a cultural gem of festivals and historical sites. On over 40 acres of parkland, offering luxurious accommodation, a Health Club & Spa and fun filled kids’ activities, this family-friendly hotel is the ideal base for exploring Kilkenny this Christmas. . Your hosts, the Flynn family have a renowned reputation for a warm welcome and true hospitality, creating a relaxed atmosphere and outstanding experience for all guests. With 40 acres of lush, green parkland, the estate is full of activities and amenities to keep children of all ages entertained including a wildlife farm featuring rabbits, peacocks, emus, alpacas, llamas, ponies, donkeys and much more; a dedicated go-karting track; the Crazy Cats Kids Club; Adventure Playground with zip line; the magical Newpark Fairy Trail; and themed events at special times of the year as well as dedicated family rooms for little ones to rest up after all the fun they’ve had! The property is transformed into a winter wonderland for the festive season, with themed activities for the kids and festive decor that’s loved by all ages.
Castlecomer Discovery Park comprises 80 acres of natural woodland and lakes. Join them this December as Castlecomer will be flooded in twinkling light displays that will form the backdrop for its Magical Woodland Christmas Experience. A 90-minute drive south of Dublin, the Kilkenny based Discovery Park is renowned for their dedication to creating a world festooned with seasonal cheer, with decorative lighting and effortless style to create a truly memorable festive encounter. This season is no exception and offers a complete Christmas experience at great value. Visit the North Pole Station and take the Santa Express through the enchanted woodlands. Explore the Christmas Village, make a Christmas tree decoration, enjoy a steaming mug of hot chocolate from the Canopy Café. Children can also play at leisure in the elf and fairy village and meet Mrs Claus to hear tales of mischievous elves in the Igloos. Meet the great man himself Santa Claus and each child will receive a memorable gift.