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Program 2020

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!

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!

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, live streams, 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.


Many Surprises

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!

Review 2019

Lights of Freedom: October 11th – 20th, 2019


In October 2019 our big anniversary festival took place: 15 years of FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS in Berlin!

The motto: Lights of Freedom. Also because of the occasion of the “30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall” in 2019, our festival made FREEDOM the guiding theme! We staged famous landmarks, buildings and squares of Berlin, from the Brandenburg Gate to the TV Tower. In addition many other buildings and squares of the city were illuminated. For 10 nights, the capital became the largest open air gallery in the world! We hope you enjoyed it!

> Throwback Program 2019 <

Here you can find our illumination program of the 15th FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. Around 100 landmarks, buildings, buildings and squares shone for ten nights. Berlin became the largest open-air gallery in the world!


You can download the program booklet and the illumination map here:

The Festival of Lights offered two light routes on which you could explore the illuminations and productions on a “Walk of Light”. Route in blue (4.6 km) Route in red (2.5 km).

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