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.

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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

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House of Waterford Crystal Christmas Music Series

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

Location: House of Waterford Crystal

Dates & Times: Commences 25th-26th November.  Final weekend 16th-17th December. Each Sat and Sun from 13:00 - 15:00

Price: FREE

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Vintage Ferris Wheel at the House of Waterford Crystal

Winterval’s original Ferris Wheel returns to the House of Waterford Crystal Plaza and offers a great view of Winterval’s Christmas markets in the Viking Triangle.

Location: House of Waterford Crystal Plaza

Dates & Times: Winterval dates

Price: €2.50

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Toddlers Chill Out Zone at the House of Waterford Crystal

If the little ones need a break from enjoying Winterval, stop off in our toddlers’ chill out area. Suitable for under 5s.

Location: House of Waterford Crystal

Dates & Times: Winterval dates, Saturdays 10:00 – 18:00, Sundays 12:00 – 18:00

Price: FREE

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