Christmas in Cork 2022!


03 November 2022

Christmas in Cork will officially begin during the third week of November when the city centre comes aglow as the Christmas lights are switched on.

The run-up to Christmas is the busiest trading period of the year for the city’s retail and hospitality sectors and the City’s traditional festive lighting plays a key role in the Cork City Christmas experience and is much-loved by the tens of thousands of people who shop, dine, work and enjoy the city’s festive offerings each year.

‘Glow – A Cork Christmas Celebration’ will return on November 25th with a free family festive experience in Bishop Lucey Park and the city’s iconic ferris wheel.

All Christmas lighting erected by Cork City Council uses energy efficient LED lights which require 75% less energy than a traditional bulb.  

Due  to ongoing need to conserve energy, the façade of Cork City Hall is only illuminated for one hour at night compared to six hours previously. The building lights up from 8pm-9pm.

There will be no change to the city’s bridge illumination programme as lighting supports public safety in the city and also adds to the city’s night time offering.