Lux Helsinki is an annually organised light festival that transforms familiar buildings and spaces into unique works of urban art during the darkest time of the year.
Lux Helsinki light festival
5–9 January from 5 pm to 10 pm
Lux Helsinki is a light festival in Helsinki that is organised annually at the beginning of January. The festival presents a diverse range of light art. In addition to the most famous buildings in Helsinki, the route also highlights lesser known courtyards and façades.
There are a few last minute changes to the programme to ensure safe conditions in the face of the worsening coronavirus situation. The artworks are widely spread, mostly outdoors, around the City of Helsinki and can be safely enjoyed since the design and production of Lux Helsinki have taken into account the safe health of viewers from the outset.
See the programme through this link (opens in new tab).
Lux Helsinki is an accessible and free family event that has attracted over half a million people in recent years. Lux Korkeasaari in the Helsinki Zoo charges a separate entry fee, and for each ticket sold and annual card visit, one euro goes to protecting snow leopards. Lux Korkeasaari is open between 25 December 2021 and 9 January 2022 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.