Winterval Is Here!

The countdown to Christmas has officially started!

Here in Waterford, the home of Waterford Crystal, our annual Christmas festival 'Winterval' kicks off Friday the 4th and will run until December 23rd 2020! While this year will be a little different, Winterval will help everyone get into the festive spirit by filling the city of Waterford with festive outdoor events and displays!

Discover the magical sights of the city with Illuminating Waterford! The streets have been decorated with beautiful festive lighting as well as static lighting displays, creating a wonderful warm atmosphere for Winterval explorers. The Waterford Eye, a 32 meter high big wheel located on the Quay, is a firm favorite every year and the perfect way to see the city and the river Suir from a new height!

As you wander through the city, taking in the lights & sights, find all of the life-size nutcracker statues placed along the Christmas Nutcracker Trail to help discover Santa’s special Christmas message! A fun activity for all the family to enjoy while exploring the sights of Winterval 2020. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Windows of Winterval. Local businesses as well as Spraoi, Waterford Walls, Momentum Events and Everyevent have created some stunning window scenes - Once you spot your favourite make sure to share on Instagram and tag #Windowsofwinterval for your chance to win a special prize!

For further details and the full list of events visit!