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Santa turns on cheer with Christmas lights

Santa was the guest of honour on Henry Street when the Christmas lights were officially switched on over the weekend.

The jolly old man has a busy few weeks ahead but took some time out of his North Pole schedule to spread cheer on Dublin's Henry Street.

Eliza Carroll (6) and her brother Ethan (3), from Lusk, in Dublin were among those first in line to meet Santa.

Christmas cheer is now in the air in Dublin city as the two main shopping streets of Grafton Street and Henry Street have both been bedecked with festive lights.


Band of the moment Original Rude Boys had the honour of switching on the lights on Dublin's busiest street on the northside. ORB were also invited to flick the switch on Grafton Street last week.

On November 30, the Christmas Tree on O'Connell Street will be lit up by Lord Mayor Christy Burke along with the Geansai Nollaig 2014 world record-breaking challenge, organised by Dublin business group dublintown.ie.

This is followed by a switch on of the tree in Smithfield on December 4.

Festivities will get into full swing at the Chester Beatty Library later that day with a festive performance from the Occasional Singers, which is also in association with dublintown.ie.