Light up a Life Ceremony 2018

Our Light Up a Life ceremony and celebration is taking place on Sunday the 2nd December at 3:45pm in the beautiful grounds of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold’s Cross. We hope you can join us for this moving, magical evening. Thousands of people will gather to commemorate the lives of their loved ones who have passed on, to look back with joy and to celebrate the festive season.

This year marks the 26th Anniversary of the event and we are delighted to welcome Jim Gavin as our special guest of honour. We are also delighted to welcome back Ian Dempsey as MC.

As with previous years this event is set to be a musical extravaganza and we will be entertained by a range of acts including the Palestrina Boys Choir, St Jude’s Folk Group, The Lineup and the CIE Male Voice Choir, all of whom will be performing songs that are guaranteed to get you feeling festive!

We will have an array of festive merchandise to kick start your Christmas season.. so be sure to leave plenty of time to look through all the gifts, cards and plants that we will have available for purchase – it’s the perfect opportunity to do some Christmas preparation and buy what you need for friends and family ahead of the usual rush in the shops!

If the day is cold… you will be able to keep warm and toast the season with some hot apple punch and mince pies; the army will also be on hand to serving their delicious hot soup for free.

It promises to be an amazing atmosphere and the highlight of the evening will be the lighting of our magnificent Light Up a Life Christmas tree. Every year, thousands of people take a moment to remember their loved ones by sponsoring a light on the tree – each light symbolising the memory of someone special. It is a truly beautiful and powerful moment to witness, so we hope you are able to make it.

Remember, if you would like to pay your own tribute and Light Up a Life of someone dear to you, then you can do so here; the lights cost just €6 each and you will be able upload a photo and a personal message of tribute.

Thank you for your support this year, Merry Christmas!