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Winterval 2021: Ireland's Largest Christmas Festival!

Winterval returns to Waterford this Christmas for its 9th year with its biggest and most festive nineteen-day programme of events for all ages. Ireland’s Oldest City, Waterford, will be transformed into Ireland’s Largest Christmas Festival, running from Friday November 19th until Thursday December 23rd.

Halloween In Ireland!

Did you know that Halloween originated in Ireland 3,000 years ago? 

It began as the Celtic Festival of Samhain, symbolizing the end of the harvest and beginning of winter. It was said at this time, the veil between our world and the underworld was at its thinnest. This allowed spirits and demons pass between the 2 worlds! People would light bonfires as protection against the evil spirits, and also wore animal skins as disguises to avoid kidnapping. This turned into our tradition of costume wearing.

Around The World In A Whiskey Glass

* Update 18.11.21 *

In light of updated government guidance, we have taken the decision to postpone our event that was scheduled for November 26th. 

Our decision took into account the health and safety of our guests and staff, which is our top priority. 

We have been in touch with all ticketholders - they are welcome to a full refund or can hold on to their tickets for the rescheduled date. 

Waterford’s Winter Music Series 2021

House of Waterford Crystal is delighted to present their Annual Winter Music Series which will begin on Saturday 20th November and will run every Saturday & Sunday until the 23rd of December 2021.

The Winter Music Series will coincide with Waterford’s wonderful Winterval - Ireland’s Largest Christmas Festival and will showcase the vast range of musical talent we have here in Waterford!

Imagine Arts Festival 2021

The Imagine Arts Festival  is celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary this year! It kicked off on Friday 15th October and runs until Sunday 24th October with a jam packed line-up.

Vitamin Sea Festival 2021

The inaugural Vitamin Sea Festival 2021 is a weekend filled with exciting sea-side food & outdoor events based in Waterford's famous coastal town of Tramore.

Taking place on the 17th-19th of September 2021 the Vitamin Sea Festival aims to showcase the best places to eat, drink, explore and enjoy!

Discover Waterford Walls

Waterford Walls, Ireland’s largest street art festival and open air gallery, returns from the 13th - 22nd of August 2021 for it's 7th year! 

Each year new works of vibrant street art are added to Waterford's walls, creating the wonderful outdoor gallery that locals and visitors alike get to explore and enjoy every day! Since 2014, the mission of Waterford Walls is to transform and regenerate urban spaces in Waterford to inspire and connect communities. 

Celebrate Harvest In Waterford

One of Ireland's leading food festivals, the annual Waterford Harvest Festival returns from the 6th - 12th September for its 12th year! With such a vibrant foodie community here in Waterford, this is a festival you won't want to miss!