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Dubliners Will Be Disappointed With Date Announcement For Switching On Christmas Lights

By Darragh Berry

October 24, 2018 at 9:50am

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It's when you know Christmas has really begun in the capital, but the turning on of the Christmas lights is going to leave every Dubliner extremely disappointed this year.

Dublin Christmas Lights confirmed today that there will be "no official" date for turning on the lights.

Instead, 30 streets will have turned on their lights by the start of November.

They said on their Facebook page:

"We're getting lots of questions about the Christmas lights and if you're in town you've probably noticed them going up, so here's a little update from us! The city's streets will be lit up in full Christmas spirit with our lights on 30 streets turning on in early November.

"There is no official switch on event this year.

"We can't wait to see all your photos during our favourite time of the year! Make sure to use #DublinatChristmas This is what you an expect from the lights this year."

In 2017, DublinTown and Dublin City Council teamed up together to create a 'Procession Of Light' which lit up the city on Sunday November 19th.

There was two processions on either side of the city centre - on the Northside starting at Mary's Street and on the Southside starting on Grafton Street.

There were street performers and the Lord Mayor turned on the lights on the gigantic 40 foot Christmas tree on O'Connell Street.

We're wondering why the same isn't happening this year.

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