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Earlier this summer, Director of Services Mary Mulholland revealed some key insights into Kilkenny's newest festival - Yulefest Kilkenny.

With a distinctive brand, with the slogan 'Once Upon A Time' reflecting Kilkenny's stunning heritage and referring to the 'old World' feeling of Kilkenny, the many quality events and community outings already planned will be marketed with exciting new events to create a vibrant family-fun ecletic festival program.It's not just about retail shopping, rather it's the entire experience -atmospheric venues, musial treats , food and drink and enterainment.

As Christmas looms on the horizon, news is filtering through....musical interludes in the as yet unopened 'Medieval Mile Museum', the Magical Garden in beautiful Butler Garden that will enthrall and delight adults and children alike.....stunning LED reindeer grazing across the well as Christmas at the Castle, St Canice's tree designing and choral program, Market Cross's Santa Parade, food and craft delights, 'Christmas on the Hill', Mac Donagh Junction's stunning display, and so much more.

As the biggest Christmas spenders in Europe, Irish people adore Christmas and this year, Kilkenny will have a fantastic lead into the Christmas celebrations.

The local organising committee, chaired by Ann Marie Freyne ia aiming to put Kilkenny firmly on the map as an international destination - just like Prague and Munich - for its annual Yulefest. To do this and grow the event year on year making it bigger and better, the committee is asking for your help and support in a number of ways -  Spread the word via our Social media networks, become a friend or sponsor of the Festival to support the plans, volunteer to help in any number of ways or just come out in force to attend the events!

Further details will be announced, and already many businesses and event organisers have been contacted - there is an open invite for everyone to get involved.

As Brian Keyes commented, Once Upon a Time Kilkenny launched a festival for the entire county over Christmas time... there is sure to be a happy ending'.

Web  Visitkilkenny/yulefest_Kilkenny

 Facebook  @Yulefestkilkenny

 Twitter   @Yulefestkk

 Instagram  @yulefestkilkenny

All sponsorship enquiries -Marion Acreman, MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

All administrative queries - Grace Quinn  056 7794978