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20th Sep 2022

Christmas lights will be turned off early every night this year

There will be Christmas lights on Grafton Street this year.

Dublin’s famous Christmas lights will brighten up the streets this year, but not for as long as usual.

Due to the ongoing energy crisis, the lights will be switched on and off earlier.

According to The Journal, Dublin Town has promised to switch the lights on like it does every year, but changes will be made.

CEO of DublinTown Richard Guiney said the lights give people a dose of joy during the holidays.

He stressed that people look forward to seeing the lights throughout the holidays.

“The past two years have been very difficult for us all.

“Children have had their Christmas experience curtailed during the pandemic.

“It is important that memories are created and that people have a joyous festive season to look forward to.”

DublinTown said it is conscious of the energy usage, but the team has invested in energy-efficient lights in recent years.

Mr. Guiney told 98FM, “The lights on our main streets have become iconic.

“We want to ensure that everyone has the chance to enjoy the city’s unique Christmas atmosphere at this special time of the year.”

The DublinTown team usually switches the lights on at around 2 pm, but that will likely be pushed to 4 pm this year.

“They’ll go on at say 4 o’clock in the afternoon and go off at 1 or 2 in the morning.”