Winterval Waterford - Ireland's Christmas Festival


The thirty-day festival ‘Winterval’ is Ireland's Christmas Festival taking place in Waterford - Ireland’s oldest city. The festival will host a variety of traditional family fun activities from November 23rd to December 23rd 2019.

The Winterval Festival offers a jam packed schedule of fun for all the family – a trail of 30 events is on offer with many being free of charge including the 3D Lightshow, a Viking Christmas, a Polish Christmas, and Animal Farm featuring Reindeer, Movie Screenings, Storytelling at Reginald’s Tower, a Toy Museum, a giant Singing Christmas Tree filled with choirs and live music and more.

Santa will be in his grotto at the medieval undercrofts, a Georgian Christmas is on offer at Bishop’s Palace, a Winterval Express road-train, a Horse-drawn Sleigh and Waterford On Ice, a host of theatre productions and lots more exciting activities.

The Winterval Festival in the medieval city of Waterford is keeping with a tradition established back in medieval times when end-of-year markets sprung up as social gatherings where people could enjoy a little excess before the onset of bitter weather. A festive ‘Winterval Market’ will take over the heart of the medieval city where 60 beautifully decorated traditional log cabins specially built for the festival will host an offering of the very best quality and range of goods in food, craft, wooden traditional toys and decorations for the Winterval festival.

Visitors to the festive market can enjoy Artisan produce, traditional Christmas confectionary and some wonderful craft from Irish crafters, knitted woollens, Ceramic wall art handmade jewellery and much more.

Check out Winterval Waterford Website for a list of all events.