June 21, 2024
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Christmas is coming! Yulefest Kilkenny unveils bumper six-week festival

The countdown to Christmas has begun!

Yulefest Kilkenny Christmas festival returns to celebrate its fourth year. And the 2019 version involves a bumper six week festival running from tomorrow right through until January 6.

These year there is is a focus on sustainability throughout the festival programme, and TV personality, re-use advocate and Kilkenny native Mary FitzGerald will officially launch the festival in Kilkenny city this Saturday.

The official switching on of Kilkenny city’s Christmas lights takes place at 5.30pm on Saturday at The Parade, with Mayor Martin Brett and Mary FitzGerald; previously the host of RTE TV’s ‘How Do You Do?’ programme.

Organisers said: “Expect a festive atmosphere with appearances from Santa Claus (Kilkenny Person of the Year!), Star Wars characters, Fíonn the friendly Irish Wolfhound and mascot for the 3rd Infantry Battalion, singalongs with The Lady Desart Choir & Musical Society and surprise guests.”

All ages are invited to attend this free public event and to enjoy the very best of what Kilkenny City and County has to offer throughout the festival programme.

Shoppers are also encouraged to ‘Shop Kilkenny’ as it offers an easier way to be sustainable this Christmas and local spending helps to shape our community and the future of where we live, work and play!

To see the full festival programme, log on to: http://www.yulefestkilkenny.ie

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