Waterford is Ireland’s Christmas Capital From November 17th to December 23rd. Ireland’s oldest city transforms into a magical winter wonderland. Throughout Winterval, the renowned Viking Triangle and the retail heart of the city come alive with Christmas markets, Santa’s Kingdom, Winterval illuminates light show, a new bigger ice rink at Winterval on Ice and so much more for young and old alike. We look forward this year to welcoming new and returning visitors to Winterval and Waterford City.

Winterval at the House of Waterford Crystal

Horse Drawn Sleigh at Waterford Crystal

Enjoy a trip across the city and through the heart of Winterval on our festive horse drawn sleigh. On your journey take in the Christmas markets and carousel in John Roberts Square, the fabulous new Apple Market and onto Winterval on Ice on the Waterside.

Location: The Mall, outside House of Waterford Crystal

Dates: Winterval dates, every 30 minutes

Price: Adults €7, Children €6 Book on

House of Waterford Crystal Music Series - Christmas Lunchtime Recital Series

Project Music and House of Waterford Crystal present free lunchtime Christmas recital series, featuring some of Waterord's stunning musical talent.

Location: House of Waterford Crystal

Dates & Times: Every Saturday & Sunday throughout Winterval from Sat, Nov 24th at 1.45pm and 2.45pm

Price: FREE

Evening Classical Music Series in House of Waterford Crystal

Experience the magic of Christmas with many of Waterford’s local artists and choirs including piano recitals.

Location: House of Waterford Crystal

Dates & Times: 6th, 12th and 20th December at 7.30pm

Price: €15 - €25

12 Days of Winterval

As a tribute to the much loved Christmas song, 12 Days of Christmas, over 12 days of Winterval look out for a unique happening, based on each of the 12 gifts presented. From spoken word to string quarters and brass bands, and from street theatre to ceili's and drumming, there'll be something for everyone to enjoy.

Location: Various locations

Dates & Times: Commences Friday 30th Nov - Sunday 23rd December

Price: FREE

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