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We will be turning on the lights in Dungarvan on Sunday November 24th.

Waterford city gets 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 over 500,000 visitors each year, Ireland’s Christmas Capital is also delighted to see Santa’s Grotto returning to the enchanting 750-year-old Choristers Hall and Undercroft, located at Waterford’s Medieval Museum. The eighth annual Winterval festival has over 60 free and ticketed events, running from 23 November to 23 December with more details see

Further highlights include a never-before-seen free festive wonderland by Ireland’s renowned street theatre company, Spraoi at Constitution Square. Further new events include a free Outdoor Cinema at The Applemarket and a Star Flyer at the Tower Hotel.

Winterval On Ice, the 600sqm ice rink of real ice will be located at the new location of Bolton Street Car Park, while visitors can journey through the heart of Winterval on the Winterval Express Train and horse drawn sleigh. The iconic big wheel, Waterford Eye, is at Merchants Quay and a brand-new 3D music and lights show for Winterval Illuminates takes place at Cathedral Square. There will also be Winterval Christmas Markets and pop-up shops at Arundel and Cathedral Squares, along with the Garter Lane Christmas Craft Fair at Garter Lane Arts Centre.

Dungarvan Aglow 2018

Visit us this Christmas season for Dungarvan Aglow, every year the atmosphere is festive and jolly and it isn’t just about the lights. The Festival has a calendar of events with something to interest everyone starting from the 18th of November and running right up until 31st of December.

Stay in one of our local hotels, Lawlors Hotel or The ParkHotel situated in Dungarvan town and indulge in Dungarvan Aglow festivities & Shopping.

Choose from our Two Christmassy Dungarvan Aglow Getaways. We have the fabulous Young at Heart offers starting from €99 per night and Romantic Breakears offer starting from €109 per night for 2 people sharing. To book, visit either Lawlors Hotel or The Park Hotel.

Dungarvan Aglow


Click  to download the Dungarvan Aglow Brochure for 2018.

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