Light Up A Life 2023

Our Light Up A Life event and remembrance ceremony in Harold’s Cross will take place on Sunday 3rd December at 3.45pm.

Thousands will gather to commemorate the lives of their loved ones, to look back with joy and to celebrate the festive season. This year Danny O’Reilly (from Dublin Band The Coronas)  will be our Guest of Honour and we are delighted to welcome back Ian Dempsey as MC.

Click on the video to the left to enjoy our look back at last year’s 30th anniversary event.

About the ceremony

The Light Up A Life Ceremony takes place on Sunday 3rd December at 3.45pm in Harold’s Cross

As the official start to the Christmas season for many, it really will be an occasion to remember, with many other marvellous musical acts who will perform songs guaranteed to get you feeling festive.

You can also toast the season with hot apple punch, soup and mince pies or simply soak up the atmosphere. The highlight of the evening will be the lighting of our magnificent Light Up A Life Christmas tree.

Every year, thousands of people sponsor beautiful lights in the name of their friends or loved ones who have died. It is a wonderful way to pay tribute to those who meant and still mean so much to us.


There is no parking on site at the hospice on Sunday 3rd December. Patrons are advised to allow plenty of time to get to the event. The 9, 16, 49 and 54a buses all pass the hospice.


The 2023 line up
Guest of Honour: Danny O'Reilly
MC: Ian Dempsey
Dublin Gospel Choir
The Ramparts
Barbara Galvin
The Palestrina Boys Chor
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We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Light Up A Life Through the Years
Ways to support
Sponsor a light

Remember a loved one through sponsoring a light.


Your donation will make a big difference to our patients and their families.


Browse our Christmas shop for Christmas decorations, cards and gifts.