It is a fully pedestrianised street and has over 200 shops. During Christmas this impressive boulevard takes on a festive transformation. The annual lighting of the outdoor Christmas decorations takes part this year on 17th November at 5.00pm. The street will be illuminated with sparkling decorations and the Christmas Shopping Season can officially begin.
One of the unique quirks of this thoroughfare is that, during the last couple of weeks of December, the street is a hub of bustling market sellers and their Christmas stalls. Adding to the wonder of the festivities you can delight to hear the real Dublin market sellers call and of course, the great bargains are sure to tempt the keen shopper as well.
Two of Dublin's main shopping centres, Ilac and Jervis (see shopping centres) are situated on the further end of Henry Street. These will also be flooded with the merriment and charm which the seasonal trees, bells and baubles will bring and Father Christmas and his helpers have their work cut out for them, as they feature in both malls meeting all the girls and boys to hear their wish lists.