Christmas at Butler House & Garden

Step back in time this Christmas season in Kilkenny City Centre, where timeless traditions and the magic of our Christmas Garden will enchant you and your guests.

Butler House Christmas Garden

Our Garden transforms at dusk as light installations come to life. Kids will love the toy soldiers, reindeer and the frosty winter pond at the heart of our garden complete with our new Butler House miniature Train. Take an "Elfie" with friends in Santa's sleigh, and follow the Glittering trees will lead you to our Christmas Post Office where you will find Santa has left a magic post-box for all his letters that go straight to the north pole. 

Come visit this unique destination in our secluded walled garden and take some time away from the crowds to soak up a magical Christmas atmosphere in the very heart of Kilkenny.

New to our Christmas Garden this year is a magical display of Christmas Wreaths made by local community groups as part of a project with Community Education Kilkenny. 

Enjoy festive fare from the Orangerie in the Garden, which will be open Wednesday - Sunday. 

Christmas Garden & Orangerie Opening Hours

The Christmas Garden will be launching on the evening of Friday November 26th and open Wednesday - Sunday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. up until Christmas. The Orangerie will also be open Wednesday - Sunday from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

All-Day Dining 

If you are looking to catch up with friends and family over a bite to eat, then our delicious Lunch Menu will be available from 12.30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday.

Dinner is served in the Restaurant Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

Lady Eleanor Afternoon Tea with a Seasonal Twist
 €35 per person with Tea & Coffee €41 with Prosecco
Looking for something different for your office outing or catch-up with friends and family this Christmas? We have a stunning festive Afternoon Tea option for you and your colleagues in one of the most magnificent dining rooms in Kilkenny. Served Wednesday - Sunday 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
(Pre-booking essential)
Group Bookings & Events 
We have lots of festive dining options available here at Butler House! Whether you are marking a special occasion with our much loved Afternoon Tea, or looking to catch up with family, friends or colleagues over lunch. We are delighted to be part of the Fáilte Ireland COVID-19 Safety Charter and our Team have all of the necessary procedures in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
For group bookings and events, please contact our Events Team at
Butler House Gift Vouchers
Give the gift of a Butler House Experience this Christmas. 
Gift Vouchers can be used towards accomodation, afternoon tea & dinner at Butler House & Garden.
Gift Vouchers are available to purchase from the reception or online, simply choose a gift or a value.
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