For many coming into town to see the moment the Christmas lights are switched on is when Christmas officially begins, and while it still might only be October we are counting down the days to this year’s unveiling.
Now we finally have a date to mark in our diaries as Sunday November 19th has been announced as the day Dublin will get a festive makeover.
The details are still largely under wraps, but according to event organisers the ceremony is expected to be more magical than ever.
Clyde Carroll Director of Marketing and Communications for DublinTown, who put up the Christmas lights said:
“In recent years it has grown into a huge occasion in the city and last year an event on Grafton st was planned to cater for a crowd based on previous attendance but crowd that showed up far exceeded our expectations and plans.”
“Having fully analysed what happened last year, we are completely changing how the lights will be switched on in the city to accommodate more people and make it a more comfortable experience for all, especially young children.”
“We have spent the past few months working on the plan with all city stakeholders and our partners on Dublin At Christmas, Dublin City Council.”
“We cannot announce full details just yet as the plan is in final planning approval but I am very excited to share it in a couple of weeks. All I can say now is, with our partners, we plan to light up the whole city, all street in one day and that magical day will be Sunday 19th of November.”
The occasion has a lot to live up to following 2016’s spectacular show of Christmas festivites.
Hermitage Green headlined The Grafton Street Light ceremony, with other performances from the Hallelujah Gospel Choir, Jack Wise, the Swing Cats, and Irish duo Glenn & Ronan, best know for their cover of Adele’s Hello which went viral over night back in March last year.