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.

The theme of the festival this year is “science from art”. Works will be on display in Helsinki’s city centre, Hietaniemi Cemetery, cultural centres and Korkeasaari Zoo.

The works are open from 3 to 7 January 2024 from 17:00 to 22:00 (free admission) and Lux Korkeasaari is open from 30 December 2023 to 7 January 2024 from 10:00 to 19:00 (separate admission fee).