Christmas Light Ceremonies take place VERY early in Dublin and there are many. Dublintown, the organisation that represents traders in Dublin is the major instigator and the biggest and official event with the mayor of Dublin is the event in O’Connell Street.
In 2016, the dates are/were:
- Grafton Street: Sun 13 Nov @ 18:00 (with Hermitage Green, Glenn&Ronan, Hallelujah Gospel Choir, Jack Wise, The Swing Cats)
- Henry Street: Thu 17 Nov @ 17:00 (with Riptide Movement, Glenn&Ronan, Hallelujah Gospel Choir, Jack Wise, The Swing Cats)
- Smithfield: Thu 24 Nov @ approx. 17:30 (with Jerry Fish, Sinead White, David Keenan, Stanhope Street School Choir) Entertainment from 16:00
- O’Connell Street: Sun 27 Nov @ approximately 18:00 (the line-up still needs to be announced) Entertainment from 16:00
In addition numerous other parts of Dublin invite to the lighting of their Christmas Trees or Christmas Lighting in the streets and often these smaller events are only advertised locally.
All Christmas Light Ceremonies are free and everyone is welcome.