Lux Helsinki 2016 exceeds expectations despite sub-zero temperatures

Arranged for the eighth time on 6–10 January 2016, Lux Helsinki filled the centre of Helsinki, Finland, with delighted visitors. Audience feedback highlighted the event's unique atmosphere, which combines a sense of community, crisp winter weather and spectacular light artworks. Part of the festival was held in temperatures of almost minus 25 degrees. The festival attracted over a half million visitors during a five-day period.

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The Info page gives answers to frequently asked questions

Where is the nearest cashpoint? Where can I find a toilet? What should I wear to the festival? Where can I get a printed brochure? Where do I find the information points?

Why does the festival last just five days? Who chooses the works and side programme?

From the Info page, you will find answers to these questions and much more.

  • Lux Helsinki 2016 – watch the video!


    The Light Festival Lux Helsinki will offer inspiring light artworks and a festival atmosphere at the darkest time of the year. Next time Lux Helsinki will be organised from Thursday 5 January to Monday 9 January 2017. The most exciting artists from Finland and all around the world will create artworks in Helsinki city centre. During the event, all light artworks will be on display each day from dusk onwards at 5–10 pm. Now being organised for the ninth time, Lux Helsinki is suitable for the whole family and entry is free of charge. Light events have been held in Helsinki for 22 years in total.

    Share the on-site atmosphere using the hashtag #luxhelsinki.


    The festival will be organised by the City of Helsinki. Päivi Meros, an Event Producer with Visit Helsinki, will coordinate the event on behalf of the City of Helsinki and Sun Effects Oy will be in charge of production. The festival’s Artistic Director is Ilkka Paloniemi and the Technical Director is Matti Jykylä.