‘Elves at Work’ with Winterval

‘Elves at Work’ with Winterval

‘Elves at Work’


Preparations are in full swing for the arrival of Santa to Winterval 2022

Tickets are now on Sale for Santa’s Central Station


‘Elves at Work’ with Winterval;- 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 this November 18th to December 23rd 2022.

Tickets for a re-imagined Santa Claus experience go on sale today (September 14th) at www.winterval.ie

Overflowing with festive cheer, ‘Santa’s Central Station’ will land in the heart of Waterford City Centre, right in the middle of Michael Street, surrounded by all the other delights 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.

‘Elves at Work’ with Winterval
Busy little elves Sé Smithers (6) Willow Kenny (6), Katelyn Darmody (6) and Róisin Smithers (8) are busy preparing Santa’s sleigh for his arrival to Winterval this November 18th to 23rd as tickets go on sale for the brand new Santa experience at the festival today. For details and booking see, www.winterval.ie – Photo Patrick Browne.

The all-new ‘Santa’s Central Station’ is attractively priced, where up to two adults go free, and visitors to the main man have the option of taking their own photos. Optional printed photos are also available for an additional fee.  Santa will host little guests all the way through the festival until December 23rd, 2022

At Ireland’s Christmas Festival there will be plenty to see and do before you ever head to Santa Claus. The festival organisers are planning the ultimate 10th birthday celebration with new yet-to-be-revealed special festival experiences in addition to the festival’s firm favourites including the Waterford Illuminates, Ice Skating, the Winterval Cabin Market, live music gigs and lots more. Planned to dazzle and delight.

Commenting on the festival planning Winterval Festival co-director John Grubb says, “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.

Further details of the 2022 Winterval Festival programme will be revealed over the coming weeks, for now, details on the Santa experience can be viewed and reservations made at www.winterval.ie