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Preparations Underway For Winterval 2022

By Dave Simpson
Preparations Underway For Winterval 2022

The elves are busy preparing for the arrival of Santa at the 2022 Winterval festival, which will take place in Waterford for the 10th year from 18 November until 23 December.


"Santa's Central Station" will land in in the middle of Waterford's Michael Street, surrounded by all of the other offerings and activities that Winterval has to offer. A band of merry elves will lead little ones to the door of Santa's magical cabin and families can meander through Santa's city centre installation, taking pictures with photo scenes along the way.

The festival organisers are planning a 10th birthday celebration with new yet-to-be-revealed special festival experiences in addition to the Waterford Illuminates, ice skating, the Winterval Cabin Market, live music gigs and more.

Tickets and additional details are available at

Statement By Winterval Co-Director

Winterval festival co-director John Grubb stated, "We have a very exciting, new and re-invented Winterval festival programme in the works. Trevor Darmondy from the Waterford Academy of Music and Arts and I worked on the Winterval Festival in its early years. We are very excited to be leading the direction of the 10th annual festival our plan is to create the ultimate 10th birthday in Waterford this Christmas and we look forward to seeing lots of faces old and new enjoying the festivities from November 18th."

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