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There’s nowhere quite like Dublin at Christmas.
DublinTown put the Christmas lights up on behalf of the business community in town each year. The iconic Christmas lights can be seen on streets like Grafton Street, Henry Street, South William St, Capel St, there are over 20 streets in town with stunning Christmas lights.

The moment the lights were officially switched on this year was live streamed simultaneously on DublinTown’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media pages and can be seen here.
DublinTown linked up with Temple Street Children’s Hospital once again this year where hospital patient 15 year old Liam Roche pushed the big red button to turn on the lights remotely.

Now that the light are illuminated we invite you to come and enjoy them, at your leisure, anytime over the next six weeks.

For more than 12 years DublinTown has taken on the task of decorating the city in stunning Christmas lights for the busiest shopping and socialising period of the year. In that time DublinTown has also grown the number of streets with Christmas lights. Their presence gives a sense of joy to the city and adds to the buzz and excitement as Christmas approaches.  The DublinTown Christmas lights consist of over 1 million low energy LED light bulbs, over 300,000 individual light bulbs on Grafton street alone and approx. 4km of lights in total.  The lights are now a feature attraction for the public who can be seen each evening taking pictures and selfies under the lights.

Richard Guiney CEO of DublinTown said:  The DublinTown Christmas lights are by far the biggest task that we undertake for our business members and people of Dublin each year. 2020 and 2021 has been extremely challenging years for Dublin city centre businesses.  DublinTown has shared these experiences with our members. This year the erecting of the Christmas lights means so much more than any other year and we would ask people to come and support the city centre businesses at this special time. Stores have been gearing up for Christmas and are ready to meet customer needs.

Customers are asked to support Irish jobs by visiting city centres stores and buying from local retailers in the city.  Post-Covid, we all want to see a vibrant capital city and to make that a reality we need to make sure we support city businesses at this vital time, and if purchasing on-line the public are encouraged to buy from sites that support Irish jobs.

Shopping and socialising in the city centre of Dublin under the iconic Christmas lights is a key Christmas experience for many.  We invite everyone to come to town and make new Christmas memories under the magic of the DublinTown Christmas lights.

For festive activities, family fun, shopping, socialising and special offers, Christmas starts here.
follow #DublinTownChristmas and #WinterinDublin throughout the season to be kept up to date with all the city’s festive activities.