At the Festival of Lights Berlin 2020 not only a lot is new, but also a bit different – because for the first time we will take place in a Special Edition. Our motto for this special format is: „Together we shine“. Therewith, we are enlightening from the 11. – 20. September Berlin already for the 16th time! The Festival of Lights 2020 is an open-air light art gallery with over 90 radiant works of art in 86 locations spread over 168 square kilometres throughout Berlin. All illuminations will shine daily between 8 pm and midnight, unless otherwise stated.We invite you to discover the capital on dreamy light walks. Along well-known landmarks, through your neighbourhoods and, for the first time, also virtually from afar. Let us enjoy a festival of light together, which sends a signal of gratitude, solidarity, unity and cohesion!
Additionally, there will be program for the Day of German Unity: 02.-04.10.2020
If many people are at specific locations of the illuminations neglecting the social distance control, we will have to temporarily switch off the projection in the interests of the visitors.
Festival of Lights Goes Local
This year we present light art in all districts of Berlin and therewith, dive many neighbourhoods into a special light! The installations and illuminations are spread throughout the whole city and invite to amble along the capital’s buildings and places.
Festival of Lights Digital
In order to make it possible for all light enthusiasts and fans worldwide to visit the festival, we are celebrating a premiere this year and also let the event take place digitally! Augmented reality, virtual 3D video shows, as well as social media highlights await you in our new app, on our website, and on social media. The possibilities are limitless…
The Light Productions
Artistic light productions that tell magical stories are the focus of the Festival of Lights and invite you to take a walk. We also show absolute Berlin connoisseurs hidden corners in their hometown and in front of their doors. The aim is to discover something new or previously unseen.
There is new light art to be seen every day! Plus, exciting join-in activities and (winning) games that connect and inspire. In order to be always up-to-date and not miss any of our surprises and items on the program, follow us on Social Media: Facebook, Instagram.
Festival of Lights on Tour
We have come up with a special highlight for this year in order 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 with mobile projection art on tour in the neighbourhoods on selected evenings.
LightSeeing & Kiez-Tours
With many guides and partners, we offer you various tours this year that will let you discover Berlin in a new way. Amble along the streets, let our guides tell you something new and amazing and enjoy beautiful light pictures of various artists.
Our partners 2020
We are especially pleased to have such valuable partners on board this year, who together with us, enchant all of Berlin with light. Special thanks to our presenter E.ON!