Dublin Winter Lights switched on to Light up the City over Christmas

November 15, 2022

Dublin City council has today switched on the Dublin Winter Lights once again this year to illuminate 16 locations across the City.

Dublin Winter lights

The now yearly project, set up by the Dublin City Council to signify the run up to Christmas, lights up the city across some notable locations in Dublin.

The project itself follows a walking trail-map, allowing you to visit all 16 of the locations on your travels. The locations feature QR codes in order to read the next chapter of the story.

Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Caroline Conroy claims, “Christmas is a really magical time of year for everyone and what better way to get you into the festive spirit than this years festive lights”.

The Lord Mayor followed on by stating “whether you are five or eighty-five, you will enjoy it, so come into town to see the Dublin Winter lights”.

Those curious to know of the impact on the environment will be pleased to know that the generators used to power these marvellous illustrations  are HVO powered (Hydrotreated Vegetable oil) making it a much better alternative to the Diesel fuelled generators.

The colourful displays can be seen across the spire, Samuel beckett bridge, and Merrion sqaure alongside many others.

An art Competition for primary school children is also taking place as part of Dublin Winter Lights. All artwork will be projected onto Barnardo Square beside Dublin Castle.

Three winning artworks will receive a prize from the Lord Mayor and their artwork will be used on the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Cards this year.

To learn more about the full trail, you can find more here