Thousands gathered to watch the Grafton Street Christmas lights switched on

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun now that the famous Grafton Street Christmas lights have been switched on.

Thousands of adults and children gathered to watch the lights switch on this evening.

X Factor’s Melanie McCabe was the guest of honour and she was joined by members of Dublin’s All-Ireland winning team. The Hallelujah gospel choir were also on hand to sing Christmas carols to the large crowd in the cold evening.

It may only be mid-November but the beautiful lights are sure to add some Christmas magic to your trip to Grafton Street.

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About Grafton Street

Grafton Street was named after Henry FitzRoy, The 1st Duke of Grafton, he was the illegitimate son of Charles II of England who owned land in the area and was developed from a country lane by the Dawson family in 1708, after whom the parallel Dawson Street is named.

Grafton Street runs from the top of St. Stephen's Green to (Trinity) College Green.