Eat, Drink and Shop Local This Christmas at Winterval’s Massive Market

One of the main attractions for Winterval 2023 is the annual Winterval Glenveagh Christmas Market. This year, more than 100 food, craft and drinks producers and creators feature across the festival.

The Winterval Glenveagh Market is set out in a series of attractive wooden cabins through the spine of Ireland’s oldest city into the Cultural Quarter; spanning the Viking city from George’s Street to Hanover Street and onto O’Connell Street and Gladstone Street, and all in the midst of the Winterval family fun attractions. 

Soak up the sparkly Christmas atmosphere and yuletide spirit, browse the many Christmas craft and food stalls and support local, regional and national producers, makers and creators this festive season. 

The Winterval Glenveagh Market will include food and drinks from Farm Hog Roast, Rom’s Crepes, Natiual Gourmet Foods, Huckleberry Churros, plus a range of creations and gift options from Woodturning by Ian, Rosie’s Bags, Perfume Espana, Magda Webner Studios and Funky Geeks, to name but a few.

In addition, at the Waterford Cultural Quarter Crafts Market on Hanover Street, there will be a variety of crafts and treats, from woollen products to wood carvings, paintings to driftwood creations and jewellery all produced by a range of cultures, including African, Polish, German, Ukraine and Bulgarian creators.

Craft Market Garter Lane

At Garter Lane Arts Centre, the Waterford Crafts Market will also be on offer featuring over 40 individual members who produce a range of crafts from jewellery, art, candles, ceramics, soaps and lotions, leather ware, knitted ware, wood turning and much more. 

The Polish Christmas Village on O’Connell Street has been operating since the first Winterval festival, 11 years ago. It was formed by the local Polish community who want to present and share their culture and Christmas traditions.

More than 20 local craft artists prepare themselves for the event each year. It is a perfect place to find a small unique Christmas gift, a warm handmade hat for winter or just take a break from shopping and enjoy a warm beverage with Polish cakes and pastries. 

Children can also attend the Christmas workshop where they will be able to bake and decorate their gingerbread.

Polish Christmas Market

With over 100 market stalls this year, there is plenty of culinary delights to try and lots of choices for gifts to buy your loved ones this Christmas.

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