Festival of Lights


Celebrating Freedom



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The festival under the sign of freedom

What better way to commemorate 35 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall than by celebrating freedom?

That’s why the 20th anniversary of the Festival of Lights is all about freedom—freedom in Berlin, in Europe, and in many countries around the world. It’s also about the freedom we wish for everyone who still dreams of it.

In this special anniversary edition, we use spectacular, breathtaking light art to tell both grand and intimate stories about the freedom that makes Berlin a vibrant metropolis of creativity, confidence, and joy. Experience the capital in a whole new light.


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20 years Festival of Lights Berlin

2024 we celebrate our 20th birthday!

Get ready for an unprecedented variety of colorful, captivating, and literally glowing productions on the capital’s most famous and beloved buildings. We’ll feature iconic locations that have been part of the Festival of Lights for the past 20 years, as well as some exciting new spots we’re unveiling for this special anniversary. Berlin will shine brighter than ever before, filling the city with millions of smiling faces.

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.