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The  16th FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS will take place from 11th to 20th September 2020.

During the festival, the core times of the illuminations are daily from 8:00 pm until midnight but may vary on individual light art works, which we indicate separately.

No, the entrance is free for all visitors!

The Festival of Lights is a temporary art event for which the rules of copyright apply. For non-commercial use, amateur photographers are permitted to use photos from the Festival of Lights on social media platforms without the need for licensing by the Festival of Lights organiser. For all other licensing questions please contact us.

The latest overview is always included in the festival newspaper supplement and the programme booklet. Furthermore, it is available per download from our website after publication.

You can download the latest programme from our website after publication. You can also catch the latest news on our social media: FacebookTwitter and Instagram. You can get the programme at the visitBerlin stores, in selected Info points, at our LightSeeing partner and online in the Download area.

You are able to view the illuminations from the street, thus, the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS is barrier-free. Also, some LightSeeing partners offer wheelchair-accessible tours.

Yes, you can find an overview of different tour options under the section LightSeeing.

All LightSeeing tours are offered by licensees. You can book them directly through our partners using the indicated telephone numbers or online.

Detailed information about artists and light art works as well as photos will be posted under the section illuminations.

Please visit the events section for information on content and scheduling of our events. You will also find this information in the news section. To receive most current updates, follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

The FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS is financed only by private partners and companies and therefore relies on support and sponsoring. You would like to make a contribution to this unique event and are interested in a sponsorship? Than we would love to hear from you at:

There are various possibilities for creative and artistic participations in the festival. We are always looking forward to hearing new ideas! Just send us an email to:

We gladly inform you about the options and details on a festival partnership and would welcome a short message from you to: