Winter in Dublin gets a different colour with the arrival of Christmas. The Christmas lights which run until the 1st of January give the city a special charm.
By taking a tour of the city you can see all the colourful projections, as well as the lighting panels. One of them that was a success in 2021 was the one in Merrion Square Park which is back.
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A tour to see the Christmas lights
In all, 16 sites will be lit up at once. Taking a short walk you will get to know all of them and be enchanted by the beauty of the city.
You can start at the Windmill Digital Hub, and later see the lighting at the Bridge Foot Street Park. A little further on you will see the incredible lighting at Smithfield Square.
Afterwards you can still visit Bernardo Square, Millenium Bridge, Wolfe Tone Square and take a break at Dublin Spire. One spot is more beautiful than the other.
Taking a breather, head to O’Connell Street Monuments, then see the illuminated Custom House, Triumphal Arch, Georges Dock and Samuel Beckett Bridge.
Walk a little further to see the beautiful lighting at Seán O’Casey Bridge, see the Liffey Viking Boat, the Mansion House and finish your tour at Merrion Square Park.
In recent years concern for the environment has intensified even more, and Dublin has shown concern for this too.
So the city will not use diesel generators this year, but instead, fuel from vegetable oil treated with hydrogen in places where energy is not available.
The result is up to 90% less CO2 emissions. Vegetable oil is biodegradable in less than 60 days, odourless and renewable.
It is worth noting that the localised battery storage energy will be used in some installations, and they will be charged during off-peak hours.
And the stored energy will be used at peak times to power the projectors and installations. Interesting, isn’t it? Also, the material used for the Christmas lighting in Dublin is reusable, which avoids extra expenses.
The joy of this time of year
Christmas is the time to fraternise, to experience the joy of giving gifts to the people we love and even receive gifts from our loved ones.
It’s time to put differences aside, celebrate friendship, health and all the achievements we had during 2022. And nothing better than having beautiful lighting.
So if you’re spending Christmas in Dublin, be sure to take this tour and see this beautiful Christmas lighting. You will fall in love.
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