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Lantern Park

Location: Hakasalmi Villa

Time: 5–9 January 2019 5pm–10pm

Experience the warm atmosphere created by hundreds of lanterns! Lantern Park is a perennial favourite at Lux Helsinki, and this year it lights up the idyllic surroundings of Hakasalmi Villa between Mannerheimintie and Töölönlahti. Hundreds of unique lanterns will create a dreamlike and magical atmosphere.

Lantern Park has been created by children, young people, students and artists, whose individual works create an impressive installation when put together. This year for the first time, pre-schoolers are also taking part with their own creations. Lantern Park is a communal art project that gets bigger with each year, lighting up the area around the Töölönlahti like never before. Lux Helsinki’s Lantern Park also delighted visitors to the Nasimi Festival in Baku, Azerbaijan and Hatsina lightfestival in St. Petersburg.

This year’s lanterns have been contributed by the Vironniemi daycare centre, Helsinki Vocational College, the Baltic Circle Theatre Festival, Aleksis Kivi Primary School, Kallio Upper Secondary School, Helsinki Upper Secondary School of Visual Arts and Aalto University.