The festive season kicked off in Temple Street Children’s Hospital on Thursday, 3rd December with Santa’s arrival by sleigh and the official switch-on of the hospital’s Christmas lights.
Temple Street Ambassador Jamie Heaslip and little patients Ali Byrne and Cian Murphy switched on the lights marking the official beginning of the Christmas season in the hospital. The lights will help keep the magic alive in the hospital for children who won’t get to go home this Christmas.
Earlier in the day, Tesco Ireland unveiled a festive fairy-tale within the hospital to surprise and delight the little patients spending time in Temple Street this December.
On the eve of the big switch-on, Tesco elves were hard at work, transforming the ground floor of Temple Street into a Reindeer Food Emporium Workshop, Cupid’s Christmas Fair and a Magical Movie Theatre.
Run by Tesco colleagues, the children and their parents were today invited to taste some delicious Christmas fare, pick up a bag of magical reindeer food and watch a festive film, which created an unforgettable festive atmosphere in the hospital. Temple Street Children’s Hospital was announced as Tesco’s 2014 – 2016 charity partner last year.