Festival of Lights in Lyon, France
Festival of Lights in Lyon, France is held on December 8. Takes place on the night of December 8-11. This event in the first decade of the month December is annual. Help us
From the traditional candle that every Lyonnais places on their windowsills, to the many visual and interactive shows that illuminate the city, the Festival of Lights is an unmissable moment for anyone who wants to discover Lyon.
Lyon, a center of light creation, welcomes light designers every year for new installations which are then exported all over the world.
Place des Terreaux is an emblematic place of Lyon and of the Festival of Lights. An obligatory point of passage for a large part of the spectators, it welcomes around a million people each year during the four days of the Festival.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
World Climate Day on December 8 (initiated by several environmental associations of France and Belgium);
Corsican National Holiday on December 8 (Festa di a Nazione);
Laity Day in France on December 9 (established on the initiative of L'Observatoire de la laïcité - French advisory committee tasked with assisting the government in upholding and promoting the principle of secularism);
Acadia Memorial Day on December 13 (dedicated to the tragic event during the deportation of the Acadians, the ships of the Duke of William, Ruby and Violet, sunk in 1758);
Mass for the prosperity of France on December 13 (conducted by Cardinal Vicar in the Basilica of St. John of Lateran)