The festive season is all about the sparkle!
And we honestly love nothing more than adding a bit of light into our lives. So we were delighted to hear that Dublin Winter Lights brought to you by Dublin City Council had returned to the capital city this year.
And worry not as you have plenty of time to visit them!
The lighting installations, which are set up in Merrion Square Park, will run from December 1st to December 22nd.
Tickets for the event are currently on sale now, so snap them up for some festive fun before they’re all gone.
There is a €2 euro per adult booking charge. Each adult ticket admits two children. The money raised will be used to help fund a Mobile Sensory Unit for future Dublin City Council events.
Dublin Winter Lights brought to you by Dublin City Council transformed the historic Merrion Square Park into a magical winter walk with lighting, projection, live characters and interactive elements to delight the whole family.
Oh and a 15m high Christmas tree will be fully projected with magical images and hundreds of LED lights will shine bright throughout the park.
5pm to 5:30pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings will be reserved for Relaxed Viewing Tickets.
This time slot is designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed environment, including those with sensory issues. This means that no music will be played, people will have more space to move around and there will be a designated sensory room away from the lights and sounds.
But Merrion Square isn’t the only place that has been transformed into a winter wonderland.
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 a Viking Boat lit up in the Liffey and a new installation in the Liberties’ Bridgefoot St Park.
There’s also a walking trail map, meaning you can start at location number one and work your way right through to the end.
The 16 sites include Windmill Digital Hub, Bridgefoot Street Park, Smithfield Square, Wolfe Tone Square, Millenium Bridge, Liffey Viking Boat, Barnardo Square, Dublin Spire, O’Connell Street Monuments, Custom House, Georges Dock, Triumphal Arch, Samuel Beckett Bridge, Seán O’Casey Bridge, Mansion House and Merrion Square Park.
All tickets can be purchased here.