Winterval 2023

Here's a look back at Winterval 2023

A big thank you to all that came from far and wide to visit Winterval 2023 and for making it the extra special festival that it was.  

And to our sponsors, thank you so much for helping us to bring this amazing festival to life: Waterford City & County Council | Bausch + Lomb | Glenveagh | Port of Waterford | Dooley’s Hotel | Medite Smartply | Zinnia | Expressway | Guinness | Rockshore | Supermacs | City Square | 7up | Rapid Cabs | The Stable Yard | Georges Court | The Book Centre | Waterford Academy of Music & Arts | Granville Hotel | Gerry O’Carroll Photography.

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Stay tuned here for updates throughout the year.

WINNER - European City of Christmas


Winterval, Ireland’s largest Christmas festival, and now the European City of Christmas, will return to Waterford in November and December for its 12th year with its biggest and most festive programme yet. Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, will be transformed into a magical Winterval wonderland from Friday, November 15th until Monday, December 23rd 2024.

Brought to you by Waterford City and County Council, Winterval 2024 will see the return of lots of the original attractions, brand new events, and magical reimaginations of so many of the festival favourites.  The European City of Christmas will be a world of Christmas celebration, magical experiences, festive family attractions, seasonal surprises and an abundance of free and ticketed events for all ages to enjoy.

Winterval Times