Santa Claus is coming to town

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17/10/2019. FREE TO USE IMAGE. Pictured at Choristers Hall in Waterford city for the launch of Winterval, Ireland’s largest Christmas festival, are Kate Threadgold (4), Jack McEnery (4) and Toby McDonald (4), with Santa. Winterval runs from 23 November to 23 December in Waterford city, with more details at www.winterval.ie. Attracting over 500,000 visitors each year, the programme for Ireland’s Christmas Capital includes over 60 free and ticketed events, and the return of Santa’s Grotto to the 750-year-old Choristers Hall and Undercroft, located at Waterford’s Medieval Museum.. Picture: Patrick Browne
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WATERFORD City will get a sprinkling of Christmas magic as Winterval presents a brand-new interactive Wizards and Dragons exhibition for its 2019 festival.

Featuring animatronic dragons, Winterval, Ireland’s largest Christmas festival, will be the first location in Ireland to host the Wizards + Dragons exhibition.

Attracting more than 500,000 visitors each year, the programme for Ireland’s Christmas Capital will also see Santa’s Grotto returning to the enchanting 750-year-old Choristers Hall and Undercroft, located at Waterford’s Medieval Museum.

The announcements come as the eighth annual Winterval festival launches its jam-packed programme of more than 60 free and ticketed events, running from November 23rd to December 23rd.

give visitors of all ages the chance to immerse themselves in another world

For more details see www.winterval.ie.

This year’s magical festival kicks off on November 23rd at 4.15pm, with Santa and Mayor John Pratt turning on the city’s Christmas lights at 5pm. WLR will broadcast the event live with music provided by Brass & Co at John Roberts Square.

“Wizards + Dragons, running from November 29th to January 5th at Waterford City Hall will give visitors of all ages the chance to immerse themselves in another world, building an awareness of mythology and culture, and harnessing the power of imagination,” Festival Director Tommie Ryan.

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