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November 17, 2018 - December 23, 2018

Attracting over 500,000 visitors each year, Waterford City transforms into a magical winter wonderland for the duration of Winterval. New attractions include Enchanted Christmas, a brand-new Santa experience and the free 12 Days of Christmas attraction, taking place across Waterford city. There will also be a wonderful new Christmas attraction by the award-winning street arts and spectacle company, Spraoi, at Wyse Park.  Winterval welcomes back Winterval Illuminates, fantastic markets, selfie stations, the Winterval Express Train and Sleigh, and a 600sqm ice rink at the Waterside carpark with Winterval on Ice. Other highlights include the Waterford Eye, the iconic Big Wheel on Merchants Quay. A giant post box for Santa letters, situated at The Applemarket, will see free special performances from the Waterford Academy of Music and Arts every Saturday and Sunday afternoon during the festival.




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