A few photos from Henry Street earlier this afternoon...
Santa greets kids on Henry St.
The photoshoot for the switching on of the lights by the children. Of course in reality the lights had already been turned on several minutes earlier.
And here's the actual moment when the lights were turned on.
The marching band. Fair play to them, they knocked out a few crowd-pleasers.
At 6 pm there's the main event: the official switching on of the O'Connell St lights. Even at 5 pm there was a crowd gathering, so expect a large crowd by the time the ceremony starts.