Traditional culture festivals

Waterford Winterval - Ireland's Christmas Festival

Date
Nov 21 2014 - Dec 23 2014
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Address

The Quay, Waterford City, Waterford, Republic of Ireland
E: info@winterval.ie

Winter festival bringing the collective sights, sounds and festive charms from European Christmas Markets to the South-East along with lots of fun for all of the family! Enjoy over 25 different events and activities.

Waterford Winterval, Ireland's Christmas Festival, takes its inspiration from the myriad of enchanting Christmas markets throughout Europe and brings the collective sights, sounds and festive charms to the South-East along with lots of fun for all of the family! The largest celebration of the festive season in Ireland is offering families a trail of over 25 different events and activities with 17 of those events on offer free of charge. Free events at Winterval include a spectacular 3D sound and light show designed especially for Winterval, which will light up the Old Deanery in Cathedral Square each evening during the festival.

A uniquely Irish take on Christmas sees the Waterford Vikings Fado set up camp at Greyfriars Church where they will demonstrate the traditions of a Viking Christmas. Celebrating the Polish culture a 'Traditional Polish Christmas' will be hosted by Waterford's Polish community and offers festival goers Gingerbread Man making class for children and lots more at 'Swiety Mikolaj'. Ticketed events include a visit to Santa's Grotto in the Medieval Museum, a ride on the horse-drawn sleigh, the Winterval Express road train and so much more.

A festive 'Winterval Market' also takes over the heart of the Medieval city where 60 beautifully decorated traditional log cabins will host an offering of the very best quality and range of goods from Ireland's food and craft producers.

Visit Waterford Winterval - Ireland's Christmas Festival Events: Come and check it out for yourself.
Waterford on Ice.
Horse-drawn Sleigh.
Snow-globe.
Christmas Carousel.
Helter Skelter.
Waterford Illuminates.
Old Man Winter.
Valgard.
Creative Writing Workshop
The Christmas Markets.
Santa's Grotto at the Medieval Museum.
Winterval Express Train.
Toy Museum - large Room, City Hall.
Storytelling at Reginald's Tower
A Georgian Christmas at the Bishops Palace.
Story Telling at Reginald's Tower
City Square Snowman Competition.
Late Night Winterval Club.
House of Waterford Crystal Christmas Experience
Winterval at the Theater Royal
Winterval at Garter Lane
The Singing Christmas Tree