Dublin City Council’s visionary plans for ‘Winter Lights Dublin City’

Dublin de-lights!

Dublin City Council is planning a whole new and imaginative concept to illuminate the city this Christmas called ‘Winter Lights Dublin City’. Dublin will take its place amongst iconic cities of light around the world with a spectacle so bright, it may even be seen from the windows of planes landing at Dublin Airport! Winter Lights Dublin City will see twelve iconic sites illuminated and animated for thirty nights using customised projections from early December until early January.

Dublin will sparkle as the lights envelop the city in a magical glow with enhanced Christmas lights on city streets and building projections between sunset and 2am each night. Projections are planned for a number of buildings including; City Hall, Liberty Hall, The Civic Offices, The Mansion House and The Custom House. In addition, new seasonal lighting will be installed at locations including Samuel Beckett Bridge, Millennium Bridge and Parliament Street.

Winter Lights Dublin City will be eco-friendly as the technology for some of the projections will use lights that consume 80% less power than their traditional predecessors. 157,800 low power LEDs and 15,780 metres of cable will be employed to illuminate the project with the most innovative and advanced energy efficient technology, sourced in Italy. Plans for one of the bridges calls for 15 million colour combinations with the whole installation using less electric power than a domestic iron or 10 household light bulbs.

Dublin has always been enchanting at Christmas with a great family tradition of that much anticipated wide-eyed trip into town to see and experience the seasonal lights. 

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring said "Making the Christmas season magical and memorable in Dublin City is one of our top priorities at this time of year. Winter Lights Dublin City is not just one event, but will take place citywide during the festive season. This means that everyone can shop, dine, meet friends and family and experience the lights and projections and make Christmas in Dublin magical and memorable for everyone.”