DublinTown begin work on lighting up the city for Christmas

Halloween is still a few days away but DublinTown have started hanging the festive lights across Dublin’s city centre in preparation for #DublinatChristmas.

Over the next 4 weeks, the busy DublinTown team will hang and individually test over 1 million lightbulbs and fixtures. With 30 streets to decorate and stretching across 4.5 kilometres of Dublin’s city centre, it takes a DublinTown team of 20 people, working throughout the nights, over 200 hours to completely erect the lights over the city for the festive season.

“Putting up the Christmas lights in Dublin city centre is the most carefully planned and coordinated operation that we do each year,” says Richard Guiney, CEO of DublinTown.

“Through coordination with businesses in the city we identify the most suitable times to put up the Christmas lights.

“The lights are officially switched on the same time each year too and this year they will be switched on from Sunday, 13 November until Saturday, 7 January and we are proud that 25 million people will walk under the Christmas lights this year.

“Christmas is a magical time of year and the Dublin city centre has some of the most impressive lights in the country.

“This year we are proud to announce that Henry street & Mary street will be getting brand new Christmas lights which will enhance the look of entire street this festive season.

“I would encourage everyone to go to town for one of our Christmas lighting ceremonies to experience the magic of Dublin at Christmas.”

Two spectacular lighting ceremony events will take place in November with special guests and performances to be announced.

The full programme for www.DublinatChristmas.ie will be announced in early November including upcoming events, special offers, family fun and much more.

 

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