What is Lux Helsinki?

Lux Helsinki is a light festival in the centre of Helsinki that is organised annually at the beginning of January. The festival presents a diverse range of light art along a changing route that covers a few kilometres. In addition to the most famous buildings in Helsinki, the route also highlights lesser known courtyards and fa├žades. The programme features specially commissioned new works and popular installations for international light festivals.

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. Throughout the festival, Helsinki will be brightened up with various light-themed events.

Lux Helsinki is organised by Helsinki Events Foundation. In 2017 the Helsinki Tourism Foundation presented the festival with the Helsinki Travel Award. which is presented annually to distinguished parties or events that have had a positive impact on the tourism industry, its reputation and customer satisfaction.

Please note! Due to special circumstances, Lux Helsinki 2021 will be postponed to January 2022.