Festival of Lights


Celebrating Freedom



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The festival under the sign of freedom

2024 we celebrate our 20th birthday!

For 20 years, we have been touching people with our light art and telling stories in the city of freedom.

Our motto “Celebrating Freedom” focuses on freedom, self-determination and free development, because these values cannot be taken for granted. We therefore see them as a gift that we must preserve.

The Festival of Lights 2024 is under the patronage of the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Kai Wegner.

One of the most famous and popular festivals in the world

Millions of bright faces. Millions of shining eyes. This is what the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS stands for every autumn since 2005. When Berlin becomes the big glowing stage and the monuments, buildings and squares become the stars. When all of Berlin lights up! This is when we tell stories, draw attention to the hidden, present cultures, arts and innovative technology, and convey messages and current issues. Magic Moments in Berlin!

This is exactly what the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS represents with its unique light art full of diversity, innovation and luminosity. Created by the festival team, in collaboration with renowned artists from many countries.

Festival of Lights - Potsdamer Platz

With our productions and creations, we want to touch people. Light guides us, awakens our emotions, enchants our senses. Light connects and is universal.

Light is life.
Birgit Zander (organiser of the Festival of Lights)

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The city becomes a stage.