Get ready for the dazzling ‘Dublin City Council Dublin Winter Lights’!

Posted 3 months ago in Arts & Culture Features

See Dublin city centre as you’ve never seen it before. ‘Dublin City Council Dublin Winter Lights’ is back, packed with favourite locations and great new ones.

With an ever-expanding and exciting Festival, you can enjoy favourites like Merrion Square Park and great new digital projections and installations on O’Connell Street, Bank of Ireland College Green, Central Plaza and the Ha’penny Bridge. Discover just how dazzling Dublin city centre can be!


The Spire

Did you know the official name of the Spire is An Túr Solas ‘Monument of Light’? This year, the Spire becomes a beacon of light visible for miles around.



See how the iconic GPO becomes the perfect canvas for stunning graphics. A full digital projection of artworks by 8 internationally renowned digital artists will transform the building.


O’Connell Street

Dublin’s main street is getting a ‘Dublin City Council Dublin Winter Lights’ makeover. LED neon shapes will surround the trees, bringing a splash of ever-changing colour to the street. The magic continues on the statues, as imaginative light features highlight seven iconic statues – The O’Connell Monument, Jim Larkin, William Smith O’Brien, Sir John Gray, Fr Mathew Monument, Thomas Davis and Henry Grattan.


Custom House

A walk along the quays brings you to the Custom House to see stunning graphics by 8 internationally renowned digital artists. Covering the entire building, the full digital projection turns this landmark building into a high definition visual canvas.


Samuel Beckett Bridge

Watch and listen as this award-winning bridge becomes a vibrant harp. An original piece of harp music, commissioned for the Festival, is brought to life on the strings of the Samuel Beckett Bridge.


Trinity College

Enjoy the spectacle of unique light projections created by an imaginative Irish light designer on the College Green façade.


Bank of Ireland College Green

The Bank of Ireland building on College Green is celebrating its 240th year as an operating bank in the heart of the city. Stop by to see the huge Christmas tree and the artistic installation of lighting and projections on this historic building.


Central Plaza

One of this year’s new locations, watch and marvel at the full high definition digital projection on the front of the building.


Ha’penny Bridge

Take a stroll across Dublin’s famous Ha’penny Bridge to be among the first to see the new LED lighting being installed for the start of ‘Dublin City Council Dublin Winter Lights’. The lighting will remain in place after the Festival.


Millennium Bridge

Capture some great insta moments on the Millennium Bridge as the popular and colourful rainbow arches are back!


Barnardo Square and City Hall

With projection, lighting, design, colour and movement, Barnardo Square and City Hall become a space where you can also admire the creativity of some of our city’s youngest artists. The artworks from the Children’s Art Competition will be projected onto the side of 3 Palace Street.


Mansion House – 6th to 24th December, 11am to 7pm daily

Create cherished memories at Dublin’s historic Mansion House. Experience the magic at Starry Nights, Guided by Starlight under a captivating canopy of shimmering, festive lights. The much-loved live animal crib returns along with Santa’s fully accessible sleigh and a very special Starry Sensory Space for those who may need a little break from the surge of sensory stimuli that comes with Christmas.


Merrion Square Park – 1st to 22nd December, 5pm to 9pm daily

‘Dublin City Council Dublin Winter Lights’ brings playfulness, interactivity, lighting, projection and stories to life in Dublin’s iconic Georgian Square. Due to high demand the ‘Dublin City Council Dublin Winter Lights’ team are delighted to announce that additional capacity has been created so more tickets are now available. There is a €2 euro per adult booking charge. Each adult ticket admits two children. Book your tickets at

Relaxed viewing times are available to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed environment, including those who identify as neurodiverse. The times are 5pm to 5.30pm on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday. For more information please e-mail

Follow the magic in Dublin city centre this December!

For further information on this year’s festival, visit


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