MAGIC IN THE DARK - Festival of Lights

The cultural institutions invites you to a sparkling Festival of Lights in Roskilde's town centre Friday the 2nd of november!

The Sun is low in the sky, the shadows are long and cold winter days lies ahead. But in keeping with tradition, we are fighting against the darker days and meet up Friday on the 2nd of November to light up the sky, make noise and keep the darkness away! 
Enjoy a magical evening where the RAINBOW as this years theme will light up the city's alleys, spaces, towers and squares get wrapped up in lights, sounds, activities and a magical parade. 

Welcome to the Festival of Lights at “Kulturstrøget”, Friday the 2nd of November at 5-9 PM. It is free to join.

Magic parade and sparkling light installations: 

The magical parade goes through the streets of the inner city in order to focus on the light and the Rainbow! You can experience different local light artists and light installations everywhere in the city! Join in and feel the energy of the rainbow in the lighting and magic parade of the year created by the visual artist Kristine Hymøller and performer Sif Jessen Hymøller. The human being has always considered the rainbow as a good sign and in the past people believed that the rainbow meant happiness. The parade lights up in the dark and brings happiness to all who comes close to it.


You can also visit the tourist office, stændertorvet 1 at pick up a program!

Read the detailed program here



Share your Festival of Lights moments with us on Instagram @kulturstroeg using #AlleTidersLysfest and #Kulturstrøg

The Festival of Lights is organised by the seven cultural institutions of “Kulturstrøget”: Roskilde Library, Roskilde Monastery, the Museum Group ROMU, the Museum of Contemporary Art, “Kunsthuset Palæfløjen”, Roskilde Cathedral and “Byens Hus”– in close collaboration with Roskilde Municipality and a long list of other actors in Roskilde.

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  • Type

    • Town festival
    • Big local events
    • For children
    • Village Fête
    • Storytelling
    • Other event



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