Christmas Lights Switch On With O.R.B + Special Guest
The Original Rudeboys to turn on the famous Grafton and Henry Street Christmas lights this year + special guest.
DublinatChristmas.ie , is delighted to announce that local Dublin act, the Original Rudeboys will be the honorary guests to turn on the famous Grafton Street Christmas lights this year on Thursday the 13th followed by the Henry Street lights on Sunday the 16th. As a double treat for shoppers the band will be joined by fellow Dubliner and Love/Hate star Laurence Kinlan, who plays Elmo in the hit TV show.It’s not officially the Christmas season until the lights are switched on in Dublin and you can be sure to find some of the most spectacular Christmas lights in Ireland this festive season right in the city centre. Shoppers can celebrate the start of Christmas beneath the festive glow when DublinTown bring over 30 streets alive with the magic of Christmas!
Speaking about the announcement, the Original Rudeboys said; “We’re all from Dublin and Dublin is our home, it’s a great city. Christmas is a special time in town, there is always a great buzz around the city. Growing up we always went into the town to see the Christmas lights and to be turning them on this year is special for us and all our family, we’re delighted to be part of DublinatChristmas this year. We want everyone to come to the top of Grafton Street this Thursday, 13th November at 5pm to see us turn on the Grafton Street lights. It’s going to be a great night out for all the family!”
DublinTown CEO Richard Guiney added: “There is no place quite like Dublin at Christmas time; the illumination of the cityscape at night-time is a spectacular sight that adds to the festive atmosphere. This year we are delighted to have the Original Rudeboys turning on the lights on Grafton Street, it is really going to add to the magic of the whole event!”
The band will be back in town again on Sunday 16th at 4pm where they will turn on the spectacular Christmas lights on Henry Street. At the Henry Street event, there will be on street family entertainers, face painters, festive songs from the Halleluia Gospel Choir and a special appearance from the famous Arnotts Santa.
- Thursday 13th November 2014, 5.00pm – Local Dublin act The Original Rudeboys will be switching on Grafton Street Christmas lights and opening Dublin’s first city centre traditional Christmas Market.
- Sunday 16th November 2014, 4.00pm – Local Dublin act The Original Rudeboys will be switching on Henry Street and North Earl Street Christmas lights.
- Sunday 30th November 2014, 3.30pm – Switching on O’Connell Street Christmas Tree lights by The Lord Mayor Christy Burke along with the Geansaí Nollaig 2014 world record breaking challenge.
- Thursday 4th December 2014, 5.30pm – Free open-air Concert and Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Smithfield Plaza – Very special guests to be confirmed