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Lux Helsinki

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.

Over half a million visitors come each year to admire the festival, which transforms familiar buildings and spaces into unique works of urban art. The unforgettable experience created by the power and beauty of light attracts people to enjoy this winter festival during the darkest time of the year, even on the coldest nights. 

Lux Helsinki takes over the city on 5–9 January 2022

There will be a record number of art at this year’s Lux. Approximately 30 artworks will be divided in two sections: Lux1 circles the Eläintarha park area and Lux2 stretches from the city centre all the way to eastern and northern Helsinki.

The circular Lux1 route around Töölö, Kallio and Pasila includes ten works. The Lux1 route has no starting point, and you can travel the course along the marked route starting from any one of the works. Lux2 consists of a total of 19 works all over the city.

Lux Helsinki 5–9 January 2022 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. 

Lux Helsinki is an accessible and free family event that has attracted over half a million people in recent years. Lux Korkeasaari 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.

Lux Helsinki is realised with respect to coronavirus safety and current official guidelines. We comply with official instructions and recommendations when organising the event, and update the information concerning coronavirus practices as needed.

Lux Helsinki is organised by Helsinki Events Foundation and produced by Susa Nokelainen. Route and work planning and production is the responsibility of Sun Effects Oy. The curators are Lari Suominen, Ilkka Paloniemi, Christina Dvinge, Petra Martinez, the Finnish Light Art Society FLASH and Juha Rouhikoski.

Lux Helsinki partners are Sun Effects Oy, STEK ry, Yle, Culture Centre Stoa, Korkeasaari Zoo, Varma, Helen, UPM-Kymmene, The UPM-Kymmene Cultural Foundation, Shopping Center Forum, Shopping Center Citycenter and the Parliament of Finland.