Christmas Lights

The countdown to Christmas truly begins with the switching on of the Cork City Christmas Lights.

This year the Switch On will take place* on Sunday, November 18th on St. Patrick’s Street. Celebrations will run from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

The Switch On of the Christmas Lights will kick start the city’s seasonal celebrations, and large crowds are expected at this wonderful and very popular event.


Due to the large volume of people who annually attend the Switch On of the Christmas Lights, members of the public are being asked to give themselves plenty of time to come into Cork City on Sunday. Please comply with instructions from stewards as to how to move into and out of the event area safely.

* Subject to licence. Please check back later for full schedule and event access information.


Telephone: 021-492 4344

Cork City Council,
City Hall, Cork