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Santa Claus arrives in style to officially open Winterval

Santa Claus arrives in style to officially open Winterval... with a little help from the Mayor and 20 grinches!

Over 120,000 people experienced the opening weekend of Winterval, Ireland’s biggest and best Christmas Festival. Now in its fifth year,

Winterval began last Friday, 25th November and is once more the place magical memories are made as it builds on last year’s success when over 500,000 people from all over Ireland and beyond took part.

Winterval exploded into action last Friday evening, when over 8,000 people lined the streets of Waterford to welcome Mayor Adam Wyse and Santa as they arrived in the city to turn on the Christmas lights and officially launch Winterval 2016.

Mayor Adam Wyse and Santa travelled down the new Waterford Greenway on Harley Davidsons, followed by 20 Grinches on bicycles. After their arrival at the Clock Tower, they made their way to John Roberts Square where the Mayor switched on the official Waterford City Lights. The special magic of Christmas in Ireland is now live at Waterford’s Winterval Festival with 30... Read more »»

Santa Claus arrives in style to officially open Winterval

Santa Claus arrives in style to officially open Winterval

Real-life success in a virtual world

Real-life success in a virtual world

An award-winning Waterford company that has brought the Apollo 11 moon landing to life, an emergency department experience and the soon to launch Titanic Virtual Reality experience recalls a very... Read more »»

ALONE - Show an older person you care this Christmas

Anne Doyle launches campaign highlighting loneliness and isolation among older people ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has launched their Christmas campaign highlighting the isolation and loneliness of older people around Christmastime. At the launch of the campaign Anne Doyle, one of Ireland's best loved broadcasters, urged members of the public to reach out to the older members of their community this Christmas and offer support to those who are living... Read more »»


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