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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Henry Street lights up city's festive season

Freya Warton (4) from Greek Street, Dublin sits on her mother’s shoulders as the Henry Street Christmas lights are switched on as part of Dublinatchristmas.ie. Photo: Leon Farrell
Freya Warton (4) from Greek Street, Dublin sits on her mother’s shoulders as the Henry Street Christmas lights are switched on as part of Dublinatchristmas.ie. Photo: Leon Farrell

Jane O'Faherty

Henry Street rang in the festive season in style as hundreds of spectators flocked to see the Christmas lights switched on.

There was dancing in the street as The Swing Cats and Dublin duo Glenn & Ronan took to the stage, as crowds were dazzled by flurries from snow machines.

But the loudest applause was saved for Santa Claus, who joined 98FM's Steven Cooper and Luke O'Faolain to turn on the overhead lights and decorations in the capital.

Audrey Walker from Ballybough was at the front of the crowds for the event, with her daughter Darcy (11).

"We come every year and the snow made it more magical," she said. "We thought we might have had the real thing, but that was just as good."

Clyde Carroll, marketing and communications director with DublinTown, called the season "absolutely vital" for businesses.

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