Countdown is on as Dublin City gets ready for Christmas

30 streets will be decorated across 4.5 kilometres of the city centre

Countdown is on as Dublin City gets ready for Christmas

Christmas decorations and lights on Dublin's Grafton Street | Image: RollingNews.ie

Halloween has yet to even happen, and shoppers in Dublin city will have already noticed some festive cheer in the air.

Business group DublinTown will hang and individually test over 1,000,000 lightbulbs and fixtures over the next four weeks.

Some 30 streets will be decorated, stretching across 4.5 kilometres of Dublin’s city centre.

It takes a team of 20 people, working throughout the nights, over 200 hours to put up all the lights over the city.

The lights will be officially switched on from Sunday, November 13th until Saturday, January 7th 2017.

Christmas decorations and lights on Dublin's Grafton Street | Image: RollingNews.ie

This year, Henry Street and Mary street will be getting brand new Christmas lights which will enhance the look of entire street this festive season.

Richard Guiney, CEO of DublinTown, said: "Putting up the Christmas lights in Dublin city centre is the most carefully planned and coordinated operation that we do each year."

"We are proud that 25 million people will walk under the Christmas lights this year."

But there are more than just lights involved, as the statistics below show:

Source: Dublin at Christmas