Dun Laoghaire Christmas Lights Festival
Venue: Dun Laoghaire (take the DART to Dun Laoghaire) Website: http://www.dlrevents.ie Price: FREE Date: November 20th Time: 4.45pm, Parade at 5.15pm & Fireworks at 6.00pm
Dun Laoghaire is all dressed up for Christmas this year and anxiously awaiting the exciting Christmas Lights Festival that will officially switch on the Christmas Lights in the town & harbour. On Saturday November 20th the traditional Tree Lighting ceremony in Dun Laoghaire will be a fusion of colour and vitality filled with community spirit for the vibrant parade culminating in a magnificent fireworks display. The Parade assembles in The Peoples Park at 4.45pm and sets off at 5.15pm to make its way along Upper and Lower Georges St to the stage area at St Michael’s Church where Carol singers from The Dominican Secondary School will entertain. The parade will be led by giant costumed characters and entertainers and a fusion of colour and Christmas Cheer. The Parade also features many local groups and entertainers and Santa himself will be taking time out of his busy schedule to arrive by train to the Peoples Park and make a special appearance. The procession through the streets will feature Gardai, Local schools, Lions Club, Vintage Cars, Library Road Play Centre, Harbour Police, Soccer Club, performing Irish Dancers, Fire Brigade, Patrick St. Cubs, Santa House, the Polish Community and local voluntary groups. Christmas music will fill the air at the ferry terminal from 5.00pm and sweets and treats will be given to Children in the parade and choirs. The parade ends at the ferry terminal at approximately 6.00pm when the lights of the Magnificent Christmas Tree will be switched on. Fireworks will then light up the sky to officially announce the beginning of Christmas in Dun Laoghaire.