Dublin’s Christmas Lights Switch-On
This year DublinTown and Dublin City Council, in partnership, are creating a procession of light that will illuminate the entire city with a magical Christmas event on Sunday 19 November 2017 starting at 5.30pm.
What better way to get into the festive spirit than watching the Christmas lights being switched on all over Dublin. Two Dublin at Christmas Processions will parade through Dublin’s streets illuminating one million of the city’s festive lights erected by DublinTown on behalf of the businesses in the city centre. Watch in awe as all of the festive lights across 30 city streets and O’Connell Street’s Christmas Tree will be switched on in one afternoon as part of this beautiful procession.
Starting at the Stephen’s Green end of Grafton St and the Capel Street end of Mary St, performers LUXe will lead both processions through the streets of Dublin before joining together in a beautiful celebration on O’Connell Street, where the Lord Mayor of Dublin will switch on the lights of the 40ft Christmas tree.
A free, family-friendly event, both Dublin at Christmas Processions will start at 5.30pm from the starting locations.
The Lord Mayor of Dublin will welcome both processions and together with the performers and with the people of Dublin the Lord Mayor will begin the countdown to switch on the lights of the 40ft Christmas tree.