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DIT Grangegorman - Smithfield Sq, Friday 21st December
Young and old are invited to take part in this year's magical parade which honours the Winter Solstice, marking the shortest day of the year which is celebrated worldwide across a range of cultures.
Meet with The Sun Queen and Snow Princesses, place your withies in the flame, join us in the colourful drum led parade to Smithfield Square and be there as we raise our fire to the world in a roaring, climactic moment. Bring warm, colourful clothes to wear for the parade. Red and yellow colours are preferable. Please also feel free to carry your own battery operated lanterns, or a drum or rattle if you have one. Come and welcome the return of the light on this festive and magical night for family and friends to enjoy.
Indoor Festival: 4-5.30pm at DIT Grangegorman Campus
The gathering begins. All are welcome to come and enjoy a spectacular Céilí featuring traditional Irish dancing and music, storytelling performances, poetry readings, face painting and craft making to work on masks, banners and wreaths for the parade.
Outdoor Festival and Parade: 5.30-7pm, An Croí, DIT Grangegorman Campus to Smithfield Square
Parade assembles at 5.30pm and starts at 5.40pm, moving from DIT Grangegorman Campus to Smithfield Square and culminates in the Winter Solstice Fire Ceremony. All activities are free.
The City Of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival 2018 is a family friendly, participatory and inclusive festival.
- Friday 21st December
- 4.00pm - 7.00pm
- DIT Grangegorman, Grangegorman Lower, Arran Quay, Dublin, Ireland