Santa Claus arrives at Switzers, a department store on Grafton Street in Dublin.
- Title Santa Claus at Switzers
- 1st Broadcast 11/12/1982
- Clip Duration 00:01:34
- Material Type Video
- Series title Anything Goes
- Clip title Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
- Extended description
Crowds flock to Grafton Street in Dublin to welcome Santa Claus who arrives by sleigh along with a Garda escort. Having made his way through the crowds on the street, Santa Claus settles in to his grotto to greet the children and hear what they want for Christmas.
Santa's arrival at Switzers on Grafton Street, Dublin was filmed as part of the series 'Anything Goes' and was broadcast on 11 December, 1982.
Switzers Department Store opened on Grafton Street in 1838 and was acquired by Brown Thomas in 1991. For many children growing up in Dublin a trip to see the Switzers Christmas window or a visit to Santa was an annual treat.
'Anything Goes' was an RTÉ entertainment series for young people broadcast from 1980 to 1986.
The clip shown here has been edited from a report first broadcast 21 December 1985.
- Local keywords Christmas, Santa Claus, Grafton Street, Dublin, Switzers
- Geographical coverage Ireland, Dublin
- Topic Lifestyle and Consumerism
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1982
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier P513/00082
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
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