Christmas at the Mansion House

EVENT OPENING TIMESOpen Daily: 3rd Dec to 24 Dec 12pm – 6pm Christmas at the Mansion HousePROGRAMME OF EVENTSDates TimeSat 3 Dec 12pm – 1:30pm Re-Create Workshop – Funked Up Festival Garms – Participants invited to bring winter clothing (hats, scarves, old jumpers) and make them uniquely sparkle for the winterseasonSat 3 Dec 2:30pm – […]

‘Dublin Winter Lights’ returns to Merrion Square Park

Dublin City Council is delighted to announce the return of the dazzling ‘Dublin Winter Lights’ to Merrion Square Park. The lighting installations will run from December 1st to December 22nd. The Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy says, “I am delighted to see the return of Dublin Winter Lights at Merrion Square Park. Almost 40 […]

Dublin councils plan cheaper, greener Christmas

Lights on Samuel Beckett bridge

Cuts to lighting hours and use of HVO generators part of efforts to reduce costs and carbon output of displays. Waste vegetable oil generators, reduced operating hours and a light display with all the power of a vacuum cleaner may not sing “It’s Christmas!” but are all part of an effort to make this festive […]

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Projection on the Custom House

After a successful first year, Dublin City Council’s Winter Lights returns to illuminate the magic of Dublin this December. Every evening, from December 1st to January 1st, at sunset to 2am, 14 locations around the city will be transformed with custom projections and lighting displays. Projections will illuminate the facades of buildings including City Hall, […]

Dublin City Council’s ‘Dublin Winter Lights’ officially switched on

Dublin City Council is delighted to announce that the spectacular ‘Dublin Winter Lights’ were officially switched on last night and will remain on from now until January 1st. 16 locations around the city have been transformed with colourful projections and lighting displays, including for the first time, The Spire. In another first there will be […]

Dublin Winter Lights Will Run on Vegetable Oil Generators

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Reduced operating hours for lights and the use of vegetable oil generators are both on the cards for Dublin this Christmas. They’re among efforts being made to cut costs and carbon, under the four council’s ‘Winter Lights Initiative’. According to the Irish Times, lighting on some public buildings and bridges will be operated using hydro-treated […]

Dublin Winter Lights brings festive cheer to 16 locations across city

Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy at the launch of Dublin Winter Lights at the Millennium Bridge. Pic: Conor McCabe Photography

Christmas lights on sixteen iconic locations across the city have been officially switched on as part of Dublin Winter Lights. The colourful displays and projections will remain on until January 1, and include the Spire, the Samuel Beckett Bridge and Merrion Square Park. For the first time, there will be a viking boat lit up […]

Dublin Winter Lights to be powered by vegetable oil generators

Lights on Samuel Beckett bridge

According to Dublin City Council, the power used to light The Spire is comparable to that used in a domestic iron. The Dublin Winter Lights will be partly powered by vegetable oil generators this year. The annual exhibit has lit up 16 locations around the city with colourful projections and light displays. The Spire has […]

Dublin’s Winter Lights to be partly powered by batteries to reduce strain on energy grid

Dublin Winter Lights 2022

DUBLIN’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS will be partly powered by batteries this year to reduce strain on the electricity grid. For the third year, Dublin City Council’s ‘Winter Lights’ installations and projections will have generators that use hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) as their fuel source. HVO is an alternative to diesel fuel. Sixteen locations around the city […]

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