Christmas has officially come to Dublin.
The city's festive lights were switched on last night following a countdown from Bewley's Cafe on Grafton Street.
Dublin Town, which is responsible for the lights, made the surprise announcement two hours before the switch-on.
Crews have worked through the night for four weeks to install over 300,000 bulbs across 25 streets.
In September the CEO of the business group confirmed the lights would go up, as usual, this year despite the energy crisis.
Richard Guiney told 98FM news that they have invested in energy-efficient bulbs, with the Grafton Street lights using around a third of the energy someone would use having a power shower in the morning.
But he said they were looking at reducing how long they stay lit each day, going on later in the afternoon and being turned off earlier in the morning.
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