In the lead up to Christmas we will be bringing you some festive television and radio reports from RTÉ Archives. 

In 1958 'City Newsreel' was in Glasthule, Co. Dublin for a ceremony celebrating the switching on of the Christmas lights. 

The event was aimed at making Glasthule a brighter, better and busier place over the Christmas period.

'City Newsreel' spoke to Seán O'Briain, Chairman of the Traders Association, and Alfie Sweeney, President of the Dun Laoghaire Chamber of Commerce. 

Visit the Christmas Past on RTÉ Exhibition.

Santa Claus