New Santa Experience for Ireland’s Biggest Christmas Festival

Bookings now open for select Winterval events

New Santa Experience for Ireland’s Biggest Christmas Festival

By Robin Twinklestockings

Winterval, Ireland's biggest Christmas festival that takes place in Waterford city, welcomes an exciting new Santa experience this year. Tickets for this never-before-seen Santa attraction at Ireland’s Christmas Capital are now on sale. The full programme of events for the 7th annual Winterval — running from 17 November to 23 December — will be unveiled soon.

Waterford event creation specialists, Momentum Events, will create an ‘Enchanted Christmas’ Santa Experienceat the Old Sorting Office, Custom House Quay for Winterval 2018.

New Festival Director, Tommie Ryan said: “We are delighted to be working with Momentum Events, who bring years of experience with them to create an all new Santa experience at Winterval 2018. The Enchanted Christmas attraction will be in the old post office at Custom House Quay, in the heart of Waterford City, and only moments away from the festival market. 

“Not only will children meet Santa himself, they can enjoy storytelling with Mrs Claus and get involved in an exciting narrative, by helping the elves find Santa’s missing sleigh. A truly immersive and enchanting attraction, we invite both young and old alike to experience the magic of Christmas at Winterval.”

Bookings for festival favourites, Winterval on Ice at the Gasworks, Waterside; Winterval Express Train; and the Horse Drawn Sleigh, are also now open. Both the Winterval Express Train (€6 adults and €5 children) and Horse Drawn Sleigh (€7 adults and €6 children) feature a festive tour through the heart of Waterford’s historic city centre. 

The Enchanted Christmas’ Santa Experience is priced €17 per child accompanied by up to two adults. The ticket includes a photo with Santa and a gift. 

The full Winterval 2018 programme, which will include some exciting new additions,  will be unveiled soon. The majority of events will be free-of-charge.

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