Some Killarney retailers saw trade increase up to 12% of the festive season.
The figures emerged at a meeting held by Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce to review Christmas in Killarney 2018.
The Killarney on Ice experience conducted a survey which found that three out of every four came from outside Killarney and groups ranged from two people to 21 people.
The INEC sold 39,786 tickets were sold for 26 headline performances in December – 20,000 were to people from outside Kerry, 12,000 were from around Kerry, and almost 8,000 from Killarney.
Almost 5,000 people went on the Christmas in Killarney jarvey sleigh rides, up 25%.