‘Winter wonderland’ planned for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Christmas 2021

The Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Council prepares to get locals into the festive spirit for Christmas 2021 with an abundance of festive features, walking trails, and activities.

'Winter wonderland' planned for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Christmas 2021

With Christmas around the corner, it seems that everyone’s out making the most of the festive cheer.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is all set to sparkle and glow this Christmas to spread light and cheer right across the county. The county Council have announced their plans for Christmas 2021, and it won’t disappoint.

An invitation to wrap up warm – outside events around the county

. This year, all activities around Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown are outdoors.
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With concerns surrounding COVID-19 arising around the country, it’s important to keep loved ones safe on the countdown to Christmas. This year, all activities around Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown are outdoors, meaning those who gather won’t have to worry.

The Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Council invites those near and wide to wrap up warm, soak up the festive spirit and go ‘walking in a winter wonderland.’

What’s on – Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown lit up for Christmas 2021

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is to be lit up for Christmas 2021
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The county is to be illuminated by thousands of lights. Events will feature exciting new 3D light installations, new fairylike forest walks, and buildings bathed with a magical glow.

It seems the area is getting dressed up for Christmas. The bandstand on the East Pier features beautiful shining lights which shine like a festive beacon against the harbour’s inky night.

Other notable features around Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown are the enormous red Christmas bobble around Myrtle Square, and the glimmering illuminated 3D picture frame at Marlay Park.

These are all but a few of the wonderful festive displays around the county. It seems that if you’re set on getting that insta-perfect picture, you’ve come to the right place.

Walking in a winter wonderland – accessibility for all

The very popular illuminated forest walk at Marlay Park is back this year.
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Looking for a calming escape from the hustle and bustle of the crowds?

The very popular illuminated forest walk at Marlay Park is back this year, delighting locals. Not only this, but Cabinteely Park also features a brand-new walking trail all lit up for Christmas.

Both are open from 4pm to 8pm Monday to Friday, and are fully accessible for wheelchairs and buggies.

Where possible, all official Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Christmas trees are living trees, and their lights are LED with extra-low voltage for safety and energy efficiency.

Coming together after the pandemic – nostalgia and fun

Cllr. Lettie McCarthy commented on the plans for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown for Christmas 2021.
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Cllr. Lettie McCarthy commented on the plans for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown for Christmas 2021.

 “People are weary from the seemingly never-ending pandemic, so we want to evoke feelings of joy, comfort, nostalgia and our ‘favourite things’.

“We want to encourage people to take walks outdoors and stay safe but still soak up lots of festive cheer while exploring the many beautiful park, trees and trails all around the county.”

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