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Bristol Light Festival

What to expect at Bristol Light Festival

The return of Bristol Light Festival will bring together a showcase of renowned light artists and installations from across the UK, featuring the best of Bristol’s talent, to fill the city with colour and vibrancy.

This year the festival will feature six world premier works, brand new for Bristol. Visitors can wander and explore the city’s streets to see the light art works come to life and enjoy Bristol’s wonderful retail and hospitality businesses along the way. Bristol Light Festival is presented by Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) working in partnership with Redcliffe and Temple BID, Arts Council England, and Cabot Circus.

How do I get to Bristol Light Festival?

The easiest way to get to Bristol Light Festival is to use GWR services to Bristol Temple Meads station.

Where is Bristol Light Festival?

From 5pm to 10pm, the installations will shine a light in a few unexpected places as well as illuminating some of Bristol’s most iconic landmarks around Park Street, Queen Square, St George’s Bristol, Cabot Circus, Castle Bridge, Temple Gardens, College Green and the Harbourside – all within easy reach from Bristol Temple Meads station.

When is Bristol Light Festival?

Bristol Light Festival will run from 3 to 12 February 2023, across ten days and two weekends.

What else can I do in Bristol?

When in the city, why not enjoy some of the best sites on offer such as the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, M Shed or a walking tour of Banksy’s work. Visit our Trains to Bristol page to find out more.

A young person on an illuminated swing set at the Bristol Light Festival