Lafcadio Hearne Japanese Gardens - The Enchanted Garden


Now in its seventh year, the Enchanted Garden is one of the most exciting Winter Light Events in Ireland and is held annually in December and over the Christmas season. Tramore’s unique Japanese Gardens are lit at night by a sea of twinkling lights, animal sculptures and dramatic tree and foliage lighting, all creating a magical winter wonderland. Visitors young and old are mesmerised as they walk through the gardens and are greeted at every turn by stunning displays. The Winter fairy regularly pays a visit to the garden woodlands and adults and children may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of her walking over the bridge or by the pond. Family and Friends can warm their hands by the open fire and enjoy takeaway tea, coffee  hot chocolate and Gluhwein as they follow the paths on a one way system through two acres of light features.  The Victorian Garden adds old world charm to the experience and will fuel the imagination for all who visit.

This event is suitable for Adults and Children of all age groups. The Winter Light Festival (Enchanted Garden) runs from early 2nd December 2022 to 31st December 2022.


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Winterval 2022


Winterval, Ireland’s largest Christmas festival returns to Waterford this November and December for its landmark 10th year with its biggest and most festive programme yet. Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, will be transformed into a magical Winterval wonderland from Friday, November 18th until Friday, December 23rd.

Be a part of our journey through a world of Christmas celebration, magical experiences, festive family attractions, seasonal surprises and an abundance of free and ticketed events for all ages to enjoy.

Brought to you by Waterford City and County Council, Winterval 2022 marks the return of lots of the original attractions like Santa’s arrival to Waterford, Winterval on Ice, the Waterford Eye and Winterval Carousel; the introduction of new events like the Winterval Circus, Magic at the Apple Market and Winterval’s Wizards & Dragons; and magical reimaginations of so many of the festival favourites including an elevated and immersive multi-dimensional light show, European-style Winterval food and craft markets, a packed programme of live music and performances and an enchanting display of festive decoration that will dazzle and delight “kids from 1 to 92…“ 
🎶 and it’s all happening this Christmas in the heart of Waterford City.

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