Tickets now on sale for all new magical Santa experience

Santa is returning home to the atmospheric Choristers’ Hall for the 8th annual Winterval, Ireland’s largest Christmas festival. Tickets for the brand new Santa experience, as well as other selected Winterval favourites — Winterval on Ice and the Winterval Express Train —  are now on sale at The full programme of events for Winterval 2019, running from 23 November – 23 December, will be revealed in October.

Momentum Events, Waterford event creation specialists, will produce the captivating Santa experience in Santa’s Medieval Chambers in the 13th century Choristers’ Hall located in the Medieval Museum, located in the Viking Triangle. Visitors can expect to be transported through enchanted realms as they enter from The Mall to begin their journey to meet Santa and his helpers.

Festival Director, Tommie Ryan said: “We are delighted to reveal that there will be a very special Santa experience for Winterval 2019, as his grotto returns to the stunning medieval settings of Choristers’ Hall and the adjacent Mayor’s Wine Vault this year. This will be a magical experience for both children and adults. For those visitors who want to start planning and booking their overnight stay in Waterford for Winterval, or for those who simply want to be prepared, tickets for this year’s enchanted Santa’s grotto event are now on sale, as well as festival favourites Winterval on Ice, at Waterside Car Park, and the Winterval Express Train.

“As Ireland’s Christmas Capital, Waterford city will be transformed into a very special winter-wonderland from 23 November to 23 December with a mix of old favourites and new never-before-seen events planned for 2019. With ticketed and free events on offer, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The full programme will be unveiled in October, so keep your eyes peeled for all the details on our social platforms.”

Bookings for the Winterval Express Train is now open at, and there are limited early bird tickets for Winterval on Ice, priced at €9, also on offer.

The full programme, which will include some exciting new additions this year, will be launched in October with lots of free and ticketed family friendly events.

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