The Lyon Festival of Lights 2016
Last year, Lyon’s city council took the decision to postpone the Festival of Lights and instead organised a tribute to the victims of the attacks that had taken place in Paris on November 13th.
Having decided to revive the tradition, this year’s event will have a restricted running time, with the nightly illuminations starting at 20:00 and concluding at midnight. The location of the festival will also be limited to the districts of the Presqu’île, the Old Town and the site of the Ancient Fourvière Theatre. Despite these restrictions, the spectacle promises to be as magical as ever!
Over three days from 8th to 10th December, the city will become as one with the illuminations, offering a magnificent spectacle to the millions of visitors from France and beyond.
The centrepiece of the Festival of Lights is held on December 13th, a traditional day of celebration since 1852, when the city’s residents display tealights in their windows and on their balconies, and parade around the magic-sprinkled streets.