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Celebrate the end of the year in Viking Hotel Waterford

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With Christmas around the corner and many of us due some well deserve time off, it’s the perfect time to plan a Winter trip to the home of Christmas in Ireland, Waterford. We have some excellent shopping, festive fun, outdoor activities and so much more in Waterford this winter, as well as some great last-minute gift ideas from Viking Hotel. Book your Waterford winter getaway on our official website for the best hotel deals.

Winterval Waterford 

It’s not Christmas without a trip to Winterval, now in its 9th year running. This year Waterford City will be transformed into Ireland’s winter wonderland with a fantastic combination of old & new and fantastic program of activities for young and old to enjoy. We’re lucky to enjoy Winterval’s 2021 theme of ‘Celebrate Together’ this year, after a long year of being apart. From 19th of November all the way to 23rd December, you can enjoy festive city quarters, delicious food & creative craft markets, family attractions and immersive hero events, live performances, seasonal surprises and so much more.


Shopping in Waterford

Shopping in Waterford is a treat at any time of the year. We have everything you need for a successful shopping trip whether you’re helping Santa to fulfil wishes, looking for a very special outfit to ring in the new year or looking for the perfect gift for the one you love. This year, we also have the festive continental Christmas Market Quarter on John Roberts Square, Broad Street which gives an extra special place for local and independent makers in Waterford and its surrounds. We’re looking forward to browsing the stalls, enjoying some delicious Christmassy treats and Ireland’s Largest Christmas Tree right at the centre of this year’s Ireland’s Largest Christmas Festival.


Last-Minute Gifts

What do you buy the person that has everything? Viking Hotel Waterford has solved this age-old question by offering the gift of choice. This year give your loved a gift voucher from Viking Hotel Waterford which can be used towards any goods and services in the property including overnight stays with breakfast and food & beverage from The Wooden Pestle restaurant and bar. Vouchers can be used as full or part payment for any hotel service and are the perfect gift for that special someone in your life, allowing them to make new memories in 2022.


Winter Accommodation in Waterford

Escape to Ireland’s oldest city and explore our ancient city with one of our extra special Waterford hotel offers. Remember, when you book direct, you’ll save €10 and receive a complimentary drink on arrival. To experience the best of Waterford on your winter getaway, enjoy two-night Ancient East with one dinner package.

This package includes:

  • 2 nights overnight stay
  • Full Irish Breakfast each morning
  • Complimentary drink for booking direct
  • Main course meal in The Wooden Pestle restaurant on an evening of your choice
  • 2 tickets to the Bishop’s Palace Museum and The Medieval Museum
  • Free Wi-Fi, on-site car parking and secure bike storage  
  • Free cancellation up to 4pm on the day prior to arrival

Enjoy the best of Waterford by reading our suggested holiday itineraries by clicking here.

Please note, Viking Hotel Waterford is closed from 23rd to 29th December to allow our staff to spend a well-deserved Christmas with their families. We reopen on 29th to accommodate guests over the New Years celebrations which is guaranteed to be a busy time. Book your Waterford city break in Viking Hotel today to avoid disappointment. Our best available rates are exclusively available online.


We’d like to wish all of our guests, patrons and friends a happy and peaceful Christmas spent with family and friends and a happy and healthy 2022. Thank you for all of your support over the past year, one which has been difficult for many, not least the hospitality industry. We hope to continue to provide you with excellent accommodation and the very best memories into 2022 and beyond. Merry Christmas one and all!

Three girls swimming in waterford during their stay at the Viking Hotel
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