Tampere Festival of Light

Celebrating the darkest season of the year, the Tampere Festival of Light illuminated the city centre with magical lights spheres, street projections and exciting light art from 27 October 2023 to 7 January 2024.

Light art installations by Tuomo Rosenlund and Mika Hannula illuminated city centre in the Light Gallery until 10 March 2024.

Thank you for visiting the Tampere Festival of Light. You can go back the magical moments of the festival on social media by using the hashtag #Valoviikot.

A child looking at a performer through a window.

Window Walkabout art event brings joy to Tampere Festival of Light

Taking place in 20 municipalities starting from 24th of October, Window Walkabout is the largest art event ever arranged in the Tampere Region (i.e. Pirkanmaa). The series of free art events inside windows will be realised by up to a thousand cultural actors, and it is the culmination point of the three-year a regional culture development project Operation Pirkanmaa.

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Tampere Festival of Light and Dancing Fountains.

Tampere Festival of Light kicked off to the tunes of the Eurovisions

The Tampere Festival of Light was once again in full glory when the opening ceremony was held on Friday 27 October in Koskipuisto Park. The Eurovision-themed opening ceremony attracted a large crowd.

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Light art installations by Tuomo Rosenlund and Mika Hannula illuminate city centre during Tampere Festival of Light

Visual artist Tuomo Rosenlund and author Mika Hannula collaborate in the joint exhibition Urban Utopia merging visual and verbal storytelling. The Light Gallery is part of the Tampere Festival of Light programme and is produced by the Tampere Art Museum.

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Hevosen muotoisia valokuvioita lumisessa Konsulinsaaressa. Taustalla Tampellan rakennus.

What is Tampere Festival of Light?

Tampere Festival of Light is an annual festival celebrating the darkest season of the year. During the festival, Tampere city centre is illuminated with a collection of light art and projections. The first ever Tampere Festival of Light was organized in 1966, and it lasted three weeks. Today people are able to enjoy the lights throughout the dark fall and winter season, from late October until the beginning of January. The 58th Festival of Light takes place in Tampere city centre from 27th October 2023.

Contact Information

Strategic Urban Development Programmes
Project Development Manager
Markus Joonas
Tel. 050 345 0705
Email Markus.Joonas (at) tampere.fi

Tampere Festival of Light is part of the City of Tampere Strategic Urban Development Programmes, that implement Tampere’s strategic goals in the city centre.

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Valoviikot – Tampere festival of Light atmosphere in social media