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It’s not Halloween yet but savvy shoppers will have spotted that we have started hanging the festive lights across Dublin’s city centre in preparation for #DublinatChristmas.

Christmas isn’t coming early but the team here at DublinTown are busy making sure Dublin looks magical for all to enjoy in time for the official lighting ceremonies in November.

Over the next 4 weeks we will hang and individually test over 1,000,000 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.

Dublin Christmas Lights

Richard Guiney, CEO of DublinTown, said: “Putting up the Christmas lights in Dublin city centre is the most carefully planned and coordinated operation that we do each year. The lights are officially switched on the same time each year too and this year they will be switched on from Sunday, 13th November until Saturday, 7th January and we are proud that 25 million people will walk under the Christmas lights this year.

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.”

Putting up the highly anticipated Christmas lights in #DublinTown takes a lot of planning and preparation – Take a look at these stats!

Dublin Christmas Lights

The full programme for #DublinatChristmas will be announced in early November including upcoming events, special offers, family fun and much more (so stay tuned!)

Keep up to date with news about all upcoming Christmas events by using the hashtag #DublinAtChristmas, following @DublinTown on Twitter and visiting @DublinAtChristmas on Facebook.

For everything you wish for, go to Town. DublinTown, Christmas Starts Here.

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