Ireland's largest Christmas tree set to be unveiled to the public this week 8 months ago

Ireland's largest Christmas tree set to be unveiled to the public this week

Before you ask; yes, Santa will be there.

A festival in Waterford has laid claim to the largest Christmas tree in Ireland, which will be unveiled to the public this week.

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The Winterval festival is set to run between Friday 19 November until 23 December, but the tree is set to be revealed and lit up this Thursday (18 November).

The festival is being run by Waterford City and County Council, with events being held across the city over the Christmas period.

The tree itself is thought to be more than 50 feet tall, and is to be set up in the centre of Waterford City's Broad Street, where Waterford residents and visitors to the city will be able to see Ireland's biggest Christmas tree in person.

The mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Joe Kelly will be present for the lighting of the tree, along with Winterval festival co-directors Shell Holden & Sinead McNamara, local children, and even Santa himself, who will be taking up residence in his grotto during the festival.

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For a full rundown of all the events happening in Waterford in the upcoming weeks, check out the Winterval festival website here.