Light up a Life Ceremony 2017

Our Light Up a Life ceremony and celebration is taking place on Sunday the 26th of November 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 25th Anniversary of the event and we are delighted to welcome Daniel O’Donnell 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. For those who attended last year you may recall we were fortunate to have the Palestrina Girls Choir – this year it will be the turn of the Palestrina Boys Choir. We will also have 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 Christmas gifts, cards and plants available for purchase, so it is a great opportunity to buy for friends and family ahead of the usual rush in the shops! You will also be able to keep warm and toast the season with some hot apple punch and mince pies and the army will be on hand serving their lovely 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!