Dublin’s oldest Christmas market returned to Henry Street this weekend with trading expected to be at full capacity in time for the festive season.
The market operated at a limited capacity of just 25 stalls last year, a compromise after it was initially cancelled by the council due to Covid-19.
This year 42 traders will be operating across Henry Street and Mary Street in the city centre.
Welcoming the return of the “much-loved market”, Dublin City Council described the shopping experience as a “longstanding Christmas tradition for many Dubliners”.
“As the oldest Christmas market in Dublin, it boasts a rich history that spans generations.
“It has been a part of the city centre Christmas shopping experience over the last few decades, for those from Dublin and beyond,” the council said in a statement.
The council said shoppers heading to the market over the coming month can expect to see Christmas gifts, decorations, toys, “and much, much more”.
Meanwhile, Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello took to social media to express his delight at the return of the beloved market.
He wrote on Twitter: “Delighted to launch the Henry Street Christmas market this morning as Deputy Lord Mayor Henry Street full of Christmas colour & cheer with bargains galore!.”
In the last three years, Dublin City Council has provided new gazebos, awnings and lights to further improve the festive mood.
The traditional Christmas trading usually takes place from 10am to 9pm each day for the month of December.
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