Christmas at the Applemarket


Nov 17 - Dec 23


6 John Street, X91 NT78 John St, Waterford, X91 NT78

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The Apple Market is transformed into a Winter Village

The Applemarket is a hub of cafés, bars, shops and restaurants all under one beautiful mirrored canopy, the perfect place to recharge at Winterval, with festive lights, a giant Christmas Tree, Santa’s giant post box, and music and street entertainment every weekend throughout the festival.  Check out social media and our app for details of what’s on when.

Christmas Bauble Photo Station

Price - €10 per family/group (includes one printed photograph of your group in our giant Christmas Bauble!)

Dates & Times - First Sat in Dec, then every Sun until  Dec 23rd, 12.30-5pm


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

A selection of the 12 Days events will take place on the Applemarket:

Day 3

Date & Time: Sun, Dec 2nd; 3pm

A special concert, with a twist, and some surprises, by City of Waterford Brass on the Applemarket, based on those three French Hens.


Day 5

Date & Time: Sat, Dec 8th;  1.30pm & 3.30pm

Join the Juggling Maestro’s as they amaze with their juggling skills, using balls, clubs, and, of course, 5 gold rings!


Day 7

Date & Time: Fri, Dec 14th; 3.30pm & 5pm

Street theatre company Realta perform walkabout performances, with their amazing, beautiful, swan-like costumes.


Day 8

Date & Time: Sat, Dec 15th; 2 - 4pm

Waterford Walls host a drop-in workshop on the Applemarket, interpreting in their own dynamic way, the theme of the day - 8 Maids a Milking.


Day 11

Date & Time: Sat, Dec 22nd; 3pm

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

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