The news2day gang were sent THOUSANDS of amazing pieces of art and it was really hard to pick a winner in this year's Christmas Art Competition - but a tough decision had to be made.

Lily Areeya Maher, from 6th Class at Scoil Phádraic Cailíní in Donabate, County Dublin won the competition and got to hit the big switch to turn on the Christmas lights at RTÉ live on news2day!!

Check out the news report up top and watch the full show on RTÉ Player where we met Lily's family and really got into the Christmas spirit.

Click here to watch the lighting ceremony and more on news2day!!

Well done to everyone who sent in their amazing art! Check out Lily's drawing below...

Watch news2day weekdays on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player at 4.20pm!