Every year, Dublin ups its game Christmas festivity-wise.
Cheery Christmas lights are switched on in the main streets around mid November, and the city twinkles with delight. On Grafton street, an icon of Dubliners’ Christmases causes passersby to slow & gaze for a while: the Brown Thomas Christmas windows. They are always so magical, in a very posh & expensive sort of way–I suppose they’re the stuff many people’s dreams.
This year, though, I think these Christmas windows are a slightly creepy dream.
I’ve played with my photos to ramp up the 20s/30s theatre theme of the windows, and this just seems to add to the eeriness. A bit of fun! Well, one of the Victorian Christmas traditions was the telling of ghost stories; eerie Christmas has its precedents… What do you think of the windows?
Dublin.ie at Christmas
You should also think about heading to Waterford for Winterval, which starts 29 November with Santa’s arrival by Viking boat! We love Winterval!
If you need a bit of colour, the next two photos below may help 🙂
Have a great run-up to the Holidays!