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Dublin at Christmas: Providing You with Festive Events throughout the Christmas Period

On Tuesday, Dublin at Christmas launched their programme of festive events to keep you entertained throughout the Christmas period. Dublin at Christmas, a partnership between Dublin Town, Dublin City Council and the city’s transport providers, hosted the event under the portico of the G.P.O. with festive treats, a Christmas choir, and of course, Santa Clause and his reindeer.


Over the Christmas period, Dublin at Christmas will provide a range of festive events for everyone to enjoy, promising to bring the magic and tradition of Christmas to Dublin. The year’s message is ‘Go to Town’, encouraging everyone to experience the festive spirit of Dublin at Christmas.

The Events

Christmas officially begins on Sunday, 13th November at 6pm when the Grafton Street Lighting Ceremony takes place with a special performance from the headline act Hermitage Green.

On Thursday, 17th November at 5pm, experience the Henry Street Lightning Ceremony and enjoy music from headline act The Riptide Movement.

The final lightning ceremony will take place on Thursday 24th November at 4pm in Smithfield with performances from headline acts Jerry Fish and Sinead White.

The highlight of this year’s festivities will take place on Sunday 27th November at 4pm with the switching on of the O’Connell Street Christmas Tree Lights by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr. You can also take part in the world record-breaking ‘Geansaí Nollaig’ challenge. This event will be hosted by Al Porter and Dustin the Turkey with a performance by headline act The Academic.

For all Christmas shoppers, you will be delighted to know Shop and Drop free shopping bag minding service will return this year with two locations, one in Clearys on North Earl Street and one in Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. They will be open from the 23rd November until New Year’s Eve, so you can fully enjoy the festivities in Dublin’s city centre.

For a full list of the festive events this Christmas, visit www.DublinatChristmas.ie. Keep up to date with upcoming events and Christmas News by using the hashtag #DublinatChristmas, following @DublinTown and @DublinCityCouncil on Twitter and visiting DublinatChristmas on Facebook.

Merry Christmas!