The official Lux Helsinki route for 2018 starts from behind Svenska Teatern and will light up the city from 6 to 10 January.
The Lux Helsinki light festival that gets underway on Epiphany Saturday, 6 January 2018, will once again lead festival-goers to the most beautiful blocks in the city. The route extends from Esplanade Park through the Kaartinkaupunki District to Senate Square, presenting a wide range of light art along the way. From popular international installations to specially commissioned works of art, the festival will feature everything from UV graffiti to video projections that manipulate architecture, as well as topical works that address social issues.
The starting point for the route is the Mannerheimintie end of Esplanade Park. From there the route continues past the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Museum to the Kasarmitori Square, and from there to the Espa Stage and onwards to Senate Square. The route has been designed as a dramaturgical series that progresses logically from one installation to the next from start to finish.