Discover the Magic this December
Make the most of your trip to Killarney, with plenty to see & do this Festive Season
The Big Christmas Parade
The tradition in Killarney is to kick Christmas off with Santa and the Big Opening Magical Christmas Parade.
Parades begin on the 24th November and follow every Saturday, starting at 6pm.
Make sure you get the best view of the parades just outside Café du Parc, or from inside The Tan Yard where the whole family can enjoy a festive meal while taking in all the action.
Christmas Sleigh Rides
Why not take in all Killarney has to offer this Christmas with a Sleigh ride through Killarney National Park, or town, departing from Christmas Island daily from 10.30am.
The sleigh rides will bring a magical wonderment as you trot through the dazzling lights and take in the sights and sounds of the National Park. For children and adults alike, this is a perfect way to celebrate the charm and beauty of Christmas in Killarney.
With its winding streets and cobbled lanes, Killarney offers the perfect setting to wander around and shop. From boutiques, art galleries, exquisite jewellery stores, renowned souvenir shops and high end clothes outlets, you are guaranteed to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones this Christmas.
Killarney House & Gardens
Killarney House and Gardens are a treasure of the Killarney National Park, located just opposite The Killarney Plaza Hotel.
Following the completion of extensive restoration and reconstruction work in 2016, the house and gardens have been restored to their rightful grandeur. With free guided tours of the former residence, a ‘Parklight’ Photography Exhibition in the Garden Room and a new interactive exhibition, you won’t be left disappointed with this unique setting on the doorstep of The Killarney Plaza Hotel.
Killarney On Ice
Killarney On Ice, the large ice skating rink, offers a wonderful festive atmosphere throughout the month of December. Perfectly located for guests, you will find Killarney on Ice in the centre of the town behind The Plaza Hotel. The perfect day out for friends and families alike!