It's the time of the year again when Waterford transforms into winter wonderland and becomes the Christmas capital of Ireland! The breathtaking Winterval Christmas festival will take place in Waterford from November 17th to December 23rd, 2017.
This year's Winterval events will include Christmas Markets, Winterval Illuminates Light Show, Winterval On Ice, Christmas Carousel, Vintage Ferris Wheel, Elves Workshop, Winterval Express Train and much more! Check out Winterval's Events to see all the magical events that will take place as part of the Christmas festival.
In addition to all the usual events there is a number of new events held this year as part of Winterval, including:
- Santa's Kingdom
While the kids wait for Santa they will be engaged in a range of activities. The parents, in the meantime, can enjoy a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate!
- The Waterford Eye
See the city in all its festive glory from above!
- Winterval Selfie Station
Take a selfie in the gingerbread house, posing with the gingerbread family and be in with a chance to win a delicous Christmas Hamper!
- Ted's Toddler Tinsel Tea Party
Little ones and their teddy bears are invited to come along to the Central Library where they can join Ted, the Central Library's mascot, for a festive tea party.
- Waterford Craft's Workshops
Learn how to make your own Christmas decorations and wreaths, festive Christmas cards and quills.
- The Apple Market Winter Village
The new Apple Market will be transformed into magical winter village. Theere will be interactive snowball fights, a giant Christmas tree, Santa's post box and festive Christmas lights!