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Dublin's Christmas light were switched on tonight - but they were a little different this year

Organisers decided to space the event out through a ‘procession of light.’


DUBLIN’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS have been switched on, kicking off the festive season.

We spoke to Clyde Carroll of DublinTown, the organisers behind the city’s Christmas lights, who told why this year’s switching on ceremony was a little different.

“Last year in Grafton Street we planned an event for a certain number of people,” he says, “and more than double that turned up.”

This resulted in many people not being about to see or hear the entertainment. This year two processions moved through the city – finishing up on O’Connell Street, where the lights on a 40 foot Christmas tree were switched on by Lord Mayor Mícheál MacDonncha and Santa.

“You can stand anywhere and you will see the moment the lights go on and you see will see a beautiful procession.”

Read: ‘New format for Dublin’s big Christmas ‘switch on’ after overcrowding problems last year’

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