International Illumination

London’s Lumiere and Winter Lights festivals are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to lighting events of this nature (you can read my blog post about them both, here).

More and more cities around the globe are adopting lighting festivals and events to brighten up their centres during winter months, having significant contribution towards tourism development and the night time economy.

Below we have compiled a list of some of the best examples of lighting festivals in Europe and beyond, all of which form an extensive list of destinations for future office outings:

Amsterdam Light Festival, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Bella Skyway Festival, Torun (Poland)

Chartres en Lumières, Chartres (France)

Circle of Light, Moscow (Russia)

Festival of Light, Berlin (Germany)

Fete des Lumières, Lyon (France)

Genius Loci Weimar, Weimar (Germany)

Ghent Light Festival, Ghent (Belgium)

GLOW, Eindhoven (The Netherlands)

Hikari Renaissance, Osaka (Japan)

i Light Marina Bay, Singapore (Singapore)

Ice Sculptures and Light Festival, Harbin (China)

Kobe Luminarie Festival, Kobe (Japan)

Lausanne Festival of Lights, Lausanne (Switzerland)

LichtRouten, Lüdenscheid (Germany)

Light. Move. Festival. Łódź (Poland)

Lights in Alingsås, Alingsås (Sweden)

Lights in Jerusalem, Jerusalem (Israel)

Loy Krathong Festival, Chiang Mai (Thailand)

Luci d’Artista, Turin (Italy)

Lumiere, Durham (UK)

Lumiere, London (UK)

Lumina Light Festival, Cascais (Portugal)

Luminale, Frankfurt (Germany)

Lux Helsinki, Helsinki (Finland)

Montréal en Lumière, Montréal (Canada)

Nattljus, Eskilstuna (Sweden)

New York’s Festival of Light, New York (USA)

Rendez-vous Bundesplatz, Berne (Switzerland)

SIGNAL, Prague (Czech Republic)

SPECTRA, Aberdeen (UK)

Spotlight, Bucharest (Romania)

Staro Riga, Riga (Latvia)

Valoa Oulu! Oulu (Finland)

Visualia, Pula (Croatia)

Vivid Sydney, Sydney (Australia)

Winter Illuminations, Nabana no Sato, Nagashima (Japan)

Blog post by Cashel Brown