12 Days of Winterval


Nov 30 - Dec 23

Event runs on selected dates and times throughout Winterval. Please see description below for more information.



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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 quartets and brass bands, and from street theatre to ceili’s and drumming, there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.

Day 10

Date & Time: Fri, Dec 21st; 2pm-6pm

Location: Constitution Sq Market

The Art Hand Community Collaborative Mosaic

Come along, take part, bring along your personal mementos to stick in. Anything from odd bits of jewellery to marbles, buttons, beads and small toy parts. Empty the kitchen drawer and search under the bed! Your items will be immortalized in the Winterval Mosaic! The theme for the mosaic is ‘Lords are Leaping’ so as many shiny and colorful items as possible please.

The completed artwork will become part of the Collaborative Mosaic Trail that is currently being developed in Waterford Cultural Quarter.


Day 11

Date & Time: Sat Dec 22nd; 3pm

Location: Applemarket

The De La Salle Scout and Pipe Band will certainly provide 11 pipers piping, as they entertain on the Applemarket.


Day 12

Date & Time: Sun Dec 23rd; 7.40pm

Location: Cathedral Sq

The final present on the 12th Day of Christmas also coincides with the finale of Winterval, and drumming band The Big Bang will bring the festival to a suitable noisy percussive climax after the final Winterval Illuminates Show. Expect fast, furious percussion, with some special Christmas characters, and a surprise or two! 

Event sponsored by:

Waterford Crystal

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