March 10, 2010 17:02 ET

Light Up Your St. Patrick's Day With Offers Great Deals to Cities Turning 'Green' to Honor St. Patrick

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) -  On Wednesday, March 17, the whole world will be going green. This is the day when everyone claims their Irish heritage, fleeting or not. This year, Guinness will not be the only thing giving revelers a warm, glowing feeling. From Chicago to London and all the way around to Sydney, Australia, Tourism Ireland will be switching on the green lights at famous landmarks in these cities.

To see these colorful St. Patrick's Day displays, check out's fantastic airfare deals below to these cities. Not surprisingly, these cities also offer great events and venues to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. For details on parades, pubs and more, go to

Sydney Opera House, Australia
Australia's most iconic and well-known building will, for the first time, be lit up in green. The green lights will go on at 6:30pm on March 17 to mark 200 years of St. Patrick's Day festivities in Australia. Back in 1810, Lachlan Macquarie, the Governor of New South Wales, provided entertainment for Irish convict workers; today, anyone can join in. Flights from Portland, Ore, to Sydney are available from $1134 between March 16-18. Search and compare cheap flights to Sydney for more fantastic offers.

London Eye, London
Standing 135 meters (148 yards) high, on the South Bank of the River Thames, the London Eye, which will be aglow in green for St. Patrick's Day, turns slowly -- each rotation taking 30 minutes. When weather permits there are views of up to 25 miles -- as far as Windsor Castle. Flights from Atlanta to London are available from $737 between March 16-23. Search and compare cheap flights to London for more fantastic offers.

Empire State Building, New York
In a city that goes green in a big way -- green beer, green bagels, green hair -- it's fitting that the Empire State Building should go green as construction of the Empire, as locals call it, started on St. Patrick's Day in 1930. Flights from Detroit to New York are available from $181 between March 16-18. Search and compare cheap flights to New York for more fantastic offers.

CN Tower, Toronto
North America's tallest tower at 553 meters (605 yards) will cast its green glow across Toronto this St. Patrick's Day. Flights from Los Angeles to Toronto are available from $409 from March 17-21. Search and compare cheap flights to Toronto for more fantastic offers.

Chicago River, Chicago
Dyeing the river green is an Irish miracle. Word has it that orange dye goes into the water and a leprechaun helps to turn it that magnificent shade of green. Flights from New York to Chicago are available from $140 between March 16-23. Search and compare cheap flights to Chicago for more fantastic offers.

San Antonio River, San Antonio, Texas
On March 13 at 3pm, the San Antonio River will become, for as long as the dye lasts, the fabled River Shannon. Flights from Pittsburgh to San Antonio are available from $208 between March 16-17. Search and compare cheap flights to San Antonio for more fantastic offers.

White House Fountains, Washington DC
St. Patrick's Day is always a big day at the White House. The Taoiseach (the Irish prime minister) comes to call on the US President, presenting him with a cut-glass bowl of shamrock, and celebrating the remarkable ties between Ireland and the United States. And this year, for the second time, the White House fountains will go green. The Obamas brought the green dye tradition with them from Chicago, where the Chicago River is dyed green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Flights from Tampa to Washington are available from $206 between March 17-24. Search and compare cheap flights to Washington for more fantastic offers.

Dublin, Ireland
When it comes to celebrations, the Irish are among the most energetic, so it's no surprise that the St. Patrick's Festival in Dublin should last for six days. The extravaganza includes street theatre, music, comedy, fireworks, dance, visual art -- all free. Flights from Houston to Dublin are available from $636 between March 17-23. Search and compare cheap flights to Dublin for more fantastic offers.

All prices are for round trip airfares, include taxes and fees and are correct at time of publication. Prices are subject to availability.

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