Mayor switches on Christmas tree lights – assisted by a few special little helpers
THE Parade was lit up in festive style yesterday evening as Kilkenny’s official Christmas celebrations got underway.
Municipal Mayor of Kilkenny, Cllr Peter ‘Chap’ Cleere, was the master of Christmas ceremonies as he switched on the Christmas tree lights – but with the assistance of a few little helpers!
Cllr Cleere gave a warm festive welcome to the large crowd who gathered for the event and urged everyone to support local retailers and charities between now and Christmas.
Santa also put in an appearance, telling KilkennyNow.ie preparations in the North Pole are in “full swing” and urging children throughout the city and county to get their letters in early to give his elves as much time as possible to meet demand.
The theme of this year’s Kilkenny Yulefest is #shopkilkenny.