Brightly lit trees have been added to various parts of the city in recent days, with Blackpool, Bishopstown, St Luke’s, Mayfield, Blackrock, Douglas, Shandon, Turner’s Cross, Togher and Knocknaheeny just some of the areas decorated.
The students have performed on the Late Late Toy Show and the Voice of Ireland in the past and have become a much-loved part of the Christmas spectacle on Patrick St.
Large crowds are expected at this wonderful and very popular event and there will be ISL Irish Sign Language Services on offer throughout the evening.
The switching on of the Christmas Lights will kick start the city’s seasonal celebrations and a big promotional drive by Cork City Council and the Cork Business Association to encourage people to come into the city centre and to shop locally in the lead up to Christmas. The festivities don’t end there, though. The Glow Christmas celebration returns to Bishop Lucey Park and Grand Parade from December 1, running on twelve days throughout the month of December.