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Here's When Grafton Street's Christmas Lights Will Turn On

By Alana Laverty

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am


It's the most wonderful time of the yearrrrrr. 

We are counting down the days until Sunday, November 13th, when Grafton Street's Christmas lights will finally turn on. 

It's not even Halloween yet and the DublinTown team already have preparations well underway. Over the next few weeks they'll hang and test over 1,000,000 lights. There are 47,350 individual light bulbs on Grafton Street alone.


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.


The lights will be illuminated for over 1,000 hours from November 13 to January 7.

"Christmas is a magical time of year and the Dublin city centre has some of the most impressive lights in the country. 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."

Richard Guiney, CEO of DublinTown

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We're excited!!!

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