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Winterval Illuminates
Sponsored by Bausch + Lomb

To mark the 10th birthday of the festival, Winterval's flagship event returns!


This time the creators have really raised the bar and given the famous 3D light and projection show a new home on Ireland biggest Christmas decoration, Winterval castle.


This stunning 9m high castle will be at the centre of the festival in Arundel square. During the daylight hours we encourage families to come and take some photos at the tower but as darkness falls the tower and Arundel square will come to life with an explosion of light, sound, special effects and of coarse the projection show.


Created by local artist John Loftus, this feast for all the senses promises to be an event not to be missed for audiences of all ages, and it’s free!

Sponsored by Bausch + Lomb – 42 years of growing success in Ireland

Bausch + Lomb Waterford is the major private sector employer with 1,500 full-time employees at its contact lens manufacturing  plant in Waterford city. Bausch + Lomb Ireland supplies contact lenses to over 80 countries all over the world and the Waterford facility is the biggest Bausch + Lomb manufacturing site in the world. 

Mark Hennessy, site lead at Bausch + Lomb, Waterford, said: “We are very pleased to again support Winterval. Since its inception, Bausch + Lomb and very many of its employees have been active supporters and participants in this great event. We all really enjoy and celebrate the tremendous atmosphere which the festival brings to our city at this time of year.


Winterval Illuminates is located in Arundel Square, Waterford

Opening Hours

Winterval Illuminates runs every 30 minutes from 5pm. Last show is at 8pm. 

Nov 18,19,20
Nov 25,26,27
Dec 02,03,04
Dec 09,10,11
Dec 16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23

Booking Information

Winterval Illuminates is a completely free event.



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