presented by

The Climate Pledge



Program 2021

This year’s festival motto “Creating Tomorrow” intensively illuminates our responsibility for the sustainable preservation of our home planet. The light art installations and video mappings play with this theme in an incredible variety. Inspiring visions are shown and the coming tasks are thematised, such as sustainability, e-mobility, measures for more CO2 neutrality, renewable energies and digitalisation. As always, we are locating the productions in prominent places in Berlin, on landmarks and buildings steeped in history, on squares, on the facades of the participating companies and organisations, as well as in all of Berlin’s districts and many neighbourhoods.

The FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 2021 is a call for more sustainability, more WE feeling, humanity and mindfulness as well as the preservation of cultural diversity.

All illuminations at the approximately 70 locations will light up between 8.21pm and midnight every day from 03rd-12th of September 2021, unless otherwise stated in the program. The currently known festival locations are listed below. Further details on the individual illuminations, times, partners and individual events will be added here gradually.

Festival of Lights digital

To make it possible for all worldwide light enthusiasts and fans to visit the Festival, we are celebrating a premiere this year and are also letting the Festival take place digitally! Augmented reality, virtual 3D video shows and social media highlights await you in our new app, on our website and on social media. The possibilities are endless…


The light shows

Artistic light productions that tell magical stories are the focus of the Festival of Lights and invite you to take a stroll. We also show absolute Berlin connoisseurs hidden corners in their home city and on their doorstep. The aim is to discover new or previously hidden things.


Many surprises

There will be new light art to see every day! And exciting hands-on activities and (prize) games that connect and inspire. To stay up to date and not miss any of our programme items and surprises, follow us on social media: Facebook, Instagram.


Festival of Lights on Tour

We have come up with a special highlight for this year to give everyone the chance to be part of the festival. The festival comes to you! Our truck will drive through Berlin and our team will be on tour with mobile projection art in the neighbourhoods on selected evenings.



With many guides and partners, we offer you various tours this year that will let you discover Berlin in a whole new way. Stroll through the streets, let our guides tell you new and amazing things and enjoy beautiful light images by various artists.


Our partners 2021

We are especially happy to have such valuable partners on board this year, who together with us will enchant the whole of Berlin with light. Special thanks to our presenter The Climate Pledge!

The program from 2017,2018, 2019 and 2020 you find in our program history.