Brand new Winter Wonderland attraction comes to Winterval in Waterford

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Brand new Winter Wonderland attraction comes to Winterval in Waterford

Brand new Winter Wonderland attraction comes to Winterval in Waterford

A brand new free Winter Wonderland attraction by award-winning street theatre company, Spraoi will be unveiled at Ireland’s largest Christmas festival, Waterford's Winterval this Friday, November 30.

Waterford city’s Wyse Park is to be transformed into a magical walk-through experience at Ireland’s Christmas Capital — with large-scale effect toys, light, sound, music and mystical forest dwellers. It runs from 5pm-8pm on weekends until 23 December. See www.winterval.ie for more.

Festival Director at Winterval, Tommie Ryan, said: “This Winter Wonderland is set to be an impressive show. Spraoi are Ireland’s foremost spectacle producers, and we are incredibly fortunate to have them based here in Waterford where their performances attract local and national audiences.  

“Families and friends, old and young, will be amazed by the fascinating experience Spraoi deliver. We’d implore everyone to come and see it — entrance is via Manor Street — and to remember that admission is free. This is part of our continued commitment in ensuring both free and ticketed events of superb quality run throughout Winterval.”

Spraoi’s Winter Wonderland is one of more than 60 free and ticketed events at Winterval. Over 500,000 visitors are expected to attend the 2018 festival, running until December 23.

Director at Spraoi, Mike Leahy said: “The city’s historic park will be transformed into a walk-through wonderland set against the ruins of the 12thcentury Benedictine Priory. We’ll be presenting the installation Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings until Christmas.”

Other events at Winterval 2018 include the brand-new Enchanted Christmas Santa Experience at the Old Postal Sorting Office; the Winterval Illuminates festive lights show; and the 12 Days of Winterval, presenting everything from spoken word to céilí dancing. There is also the big wheel experience Waterford Eye; the Winterval Express Train and Sleigh; and the many Christmas markets, craft fairs and workshops.