Waterford Winterval - Ireland's Christmas Festival
What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to visit Waterford to soak up the festive atmosphere at Winterval. Throughout the month of December every year, there are numerous events planned in around the city from music and dance to food and frolics you'll be spoilt for choice.
Winterval, Ireland's Christmas Festival, continues to grow from strength to strength. With over 30 events every weekend - many free - Winterval is a must see with a jam-packed schedule of fun for all the family.
Date: 19 November 2021 to 23 December 2021 - over 19 Magical Days and Nights
Between chestnuts roasting and sleigh bells ringing, a trot around Waterford City is bound to put you into the Christmas spirit when the festivities of Winterval take over. The seasonal celebration consumes the city each year and with so much on the agenda, you will need more than just one afternoon to visit all that you want to.
While Winterval is largely geared at families, with over 500,000 people visiting annually, it isn’t just children who stand to soak up a good dose of Christmas spirit from the long list of attractions. Walking around the city you can spot ice skaters doing the rounds under a marquee and an immediate longing to join them results, that is until spinning carousel or the iconic Eye comes into your sight upon further exploration of the city.
We are really looking forward to welcoming you back to Waterford to enjoy Ireland's Christmas Capital on selected dates from November 19th to December 23rd.
The countdown to Winterval 2021 is on!
Make the most of Ireland’s biggest Christmas Festival with 1, 2 or 3 night breaks at the Fitzwilton Hotel.
We offer complimentary onsite parking (subject to availability) and Free wifi. We are located in the city centre just a 2 minute walk from the bus and train stations.
Winterval is Waterfords Christmas Festival for Young and Old, packed with seasonal events and activities, set in unique heritage sites around Waterford City.