RTE 1.5 million visitors were part of a festive celebrations on the Christmas Eve Parade, the first time in 20 years the parade has been held at Drumcondra.

The parade was cancelled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic and the parade had been planned as a part of the parade day at Drumcouncil House.

The annual event was scheduled for the same location last year but was cancelled after an air ambulance crashed on the route, causing the ambulance to crash-land and killing the ambulance driver.

A number of other events, including the New Year’s Eve parade, were cancelled after the crash.

The final parade was also cancelled, but the parade is expected to be held again next year.

RTE 2.5m Christmas Eve parade The Parade will take place from 8.30am to 11.30pm on December 26.

This is the second time the parade will take part in Drumcondrains first parade since it was banned in the 1990s because of coronaviral concerns.

In 2016, there were 3.5million visitors, including 4.5millions on foot and horseback.

The Parade is the largest parade in Ireland and attracts thousands of visitors each year.

The main event takes place at the Drumcoulls Parade Grounds.

The route will take around 20 minutes to walk from the Drumcondrum Parade Grounds, through the streets of Drumcarrin, to the Parade Grounds on the way.

It will also be the first parade to be conducted at the site since the closure of the Parade Ground in 2016.