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04 December 2022  |  Events

Festival of Lights in Lyon

From December 8th to 11th, 2022, Lyon is embellished with beautiful illuminations for the Festival of Lights. A new edition is proposed for the Festival of Lights, this year, 30 works are proposed throughout the city.

Saint-Jean Cathedral, Fourvière Hill, Place du Change, Place Sathonay, Place de la Bourse, Place des Jacobins, Place Bellecour... and much more... so many places that will be beautifully highlighted with beautiful lights.

Discover all the places illuminated for the occasion:

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Other events

You will find other events around the Festival of Lights in Lyon. December 8 - Montluc of walls and words. The Memorial offers you a nocturnal discovery of the former prison of Montluc through poems.

From November 30 to December 11 - Slava's Snowhow at the Maison de la Danse. A clown show for 25 years now, magical and burlesque full of glitter and emotions. Young and old live a unique experience where stage and room are just a playground. All public, recommended for children from 8 years old.

From December 7 to 11 - Maison des Canuts. A weaving demonstration, to discover the history of Lyon silk.

From December 8 to 11 - The Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon. Light in painting. A visit from the Renaissance to contemporary art to understand how artists worked on the effects of light in painting.

History of the Festival of Lights

A tradition that was born in the 19th century, the religious authorities are launching a competition for the creation of a statue considered as a religious signal at the top of the Fourvière hill. The sculptor Joseph-Hughes Fabish made this statue in his studio on the banks of the Saône.

The inauguration was scheduled for September 8, but due to a flood of the Saône it was postponed to December 8. Unfortunately the bad weather will again upset the festivities. The authorities decide to cancel the event, a few moments later, the sky clears. This is how the people of Lyon place candles in their windows. The whole city is illuminated! From this event the Festival of Light was born! Take the opportunity to stroll through the heart of the Lyon Christmas Market to enjoy the decorations, illumination, a good mulled wine, and the Christmas entertainment on offer.

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