Reykjavík Winter Lights Festival opens February 5th
The long winter days of darkness are set to be illuminated at the next Reykjavík Winter Lights Festival, which will be hosted in the city from 5 -8 February, 2015. The objective of the festival is to illuminate the dramatic darkness of winter with a collection of sparkling events, which both celebrate and emphasize the beauty of Reykjavík City.
The main pillars of the festival this year are the light-art Installations, illuminated Museum Night, (Thermal) Pool Night, the amazing Children’s Program and not to forget the Edmonton Calling Concert.
To accentuate further the extraordinary contrasts of light presented during winter, a number of quality light-art installations will be exhibited, illuminating spectacularly some of the city’s most prominent buildings and public spaces, consequently enabling festival guests to experience the city from a new and exciting perspective.
On Museum Night, a total of forty museums in Reykjavík City will open their doors to the public for free and stay open until midnight. Each museum will offer a tempting program of fascinating and unusual events for guests of all ages to enjoy.
On Pool Night guests will be able to enjoy the unique Reykjavík thermal pool experience free of charge, from 8pm until midnight.
With Edmonton being Reykjavík’s guest city this year, we have an international twist to the program, a Poetry Night at Reykjavík City Hall and the Edmonton Calling concert at Harpa Concert Hall.
Prepare to be amazed by the dramatic interplay of darkness and light at the 2015 Reykjavík Winter Lights Festival!