Kilkenny Christmas 2019 – What’s Happening

Kilkenny Christmas 2019

Kilkenny is a great city for Christmas shopping and entertainment. There is always a lively atmosphere and buzz about the city with parties, celebrations, music and fun in the hotels, restaurants and pubs.
Here are some events in Kilkenny at Christmas 2019:

swan lake ballet irelandSwan Lake – Ballet Ireland

Date: Thursday 21st November 8:00 pm
Venue: The Watergate Theatre

Top class dancers from Ireland and abroad will perform in this fabulous production of Tchaikovsky’s best loved ballet.
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Date: Saturday 23rd November 8:00 pm
Venue: The Watergate Theatre

A comical look at female reproduction using a combination of stant-up and animation.
Eggsistentialism is a light-hearted exploration of one woman’s journey through the dilemmas of human existence.
Written and performed by Joanne Ryan
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Beckett Trilogy

Date: Thursday 28th November 8:00 pm
Venue: The Watergate Theatre

Anyone who has read Samuel Beckett’s works or has seen any of his plays should head for the Watergate theatre to see Gare St. Lazare’s production if Beckett’s Beckett’s three novels, Molloy, Malone Dies & The Unnameable.
A unique blend of comedy, the absurd and a jaundiced view of life.
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Kilkenny Christmas 2019Butler House Christmas Garden

Date: Monday 2nd December – Tuesday 31st December
Venue: Butler House Garden

A great festive experience for both children an adults. Best seen in the evening as the lights come on, children will love the toy soldiers, reindeers and the  Express miniature Train. Elfs, Santas and lots more for the kids. Food, music and a Christmas atmosphere and the Christmas Craft Fair is open every Saturday and Sunday between 12 and 6 p.m.

country ChristmasA Country Christmas

Date: Wednesday 4th December 8:00 pm
Venue: The Watergate Theatre

This was a great success last year and wil be popular again this year.
Country stars in this year’s line up include Sandy Kelly, Trudy Lalor, TR Dallas, David James & Ciaran Rosney, Gerry Guthrie and The Ryan Turner Band.

Heart of Winter

Date: Thursday 5th December 11:00 am
Venue: The Watergate Theatre

Lyngo Theatre are on tour with this musical show which celebrates family, friendship and the good fortune of finding the winter we really need and want. A stunning and heart warming show withan environmental message.
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A Magical Woodland Christmas

Date: Saturday 7th December – Monday 23rd December
Venue: Castlecomer Discovery Park

A wonderful adventure starting at the North Pole Station through the enchanted woodlands on to the Christmas Village where there are numerous delights including the elf and fairy village, imaginative playgrounds, bouncing nets, a Junior Woodland Adventure Course, igloos and of course Santa Claus himself.

The High Hopes Choir & Carlow Ukulele Players

Date: Saturday 7th December 8:00 pm
Venue: The Medieval Mile Museum

The High Hopes Choir is made up of formerly homeless people who have gained confidence and respect from this project and many are no longer on the streets but are in employment or education.
Carlow Ukulele Players are a bunch of people who got together for fun in 2017 and have made a name forthemselves performing at numerous festivals.

vladimirVladimir’s Viennese Christmas Gala

Date: Thursday 12th December 8:00 pm
Venue: Lyrath Estate Hotel

Superb concert with Vladimir’s family from Slovakia ‘The Jablokovs’, tenor Sean Costello, soprano Margaret Keys a 25-piece orchestra and a 50-piece choir.
With music from the Strauss Family, Franz Lehar as well as well known Christmas songs and carols.

ABBA Forever

Date: Saturday 14th December
Venue: The Watergate Theatre

Hear all the favourite ABBA songs (remember Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Money, Money Money, The Winner Takes All and lots more) – performed by one of the best ABBA tribute bands ABBA Forever.

nathan carterNathan Carter

Date: Friday 27th December 8:00 pm
Venue: Lyrath Estate Hotel

Nathan Carter is one of the most popular performers in the Country Music scene and is in great demand. His shows sell out pretty quickly so this is a great opportunity to see him in Kilkenny. He has toured extensively in Ireland, the UK and America.
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This is just a sample of what’s on in Kilkenny Christmas 2019. For a more comprehensive list visit