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Cork City Christmas lights to be switched on

November 16th, 2019 9:00 AM

By Southern Star Team

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THE switching on of the Cork city Christmas Lights will take place this Sunday November 17th on Patrick Street from 6.30pm.

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr.John Sheehan will do the honours.

The Academy of Popular Music will perform much-loved Christmas songs including White Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Fairytale of New York.

Students from The Academy of Popular Music, have previously performed on the Late Late Toy Show, the Voice of Ireland, and Cork’s Got Talent.

Due to the large volume of people who annually attend the Switching on of the Christmas Lights, members of the public are being asked to give themselves plenty of time to come into Cork City on Sunday.

Normal Sunday parking restrictions will apply and traffic wardens will be on duty.

Some additional road closures and lane restrictions will be in place from 12 noon to 9.30pm on the day, so drivers are advised to check the website.

Park and Ride will operate on a Monday to Friday frequency from 11am-9pm from Black Ash to Lapps Quay, and with the last Bus leaving the City Centre at 8.30pm.

See www.corkchristmascelebration.ie for details on parking in the city.

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