The Wellington Lux Light Festival happens from Friday, August 22 until Sunday, August 31 from 6:00pm nightly.
Wellington Lux is a free public light festival that turns Wellington’s waterfront and laneways into a captivating celebration of light, art, technology and design. Now in its fourth year LUX is an annual outdoor exhibition of amazing works of art and design from around the world created using light and cutting edge lighting technologies. The festival grows every year and now rivals some of the world’s most significant light festivals like Vivid Sydney, Nuit Blanche in Paris and the Berlin Festival of Light.
This year the festival will showcase a fantastical array of light sculptures that wind their way through an urban light trail within the city’s laneways and then spill out into a promenade of light installations along the waterfront. These will be accompanied by artist talks from national and international artists, designers, and researchers; pop up exhibitions and installations; and fun free activities.
Lux will also be collaborating with Visa Wellington on a Plate to bring you deLUX Dining. This is a guided tour of a selection of the lighting installations followed by dinner at one of Visa Wellington on a Plate’s finest participating restaurants.
Here is a link to the official Lux website and if you are a local dropping downtown for the lights, Rydges Wellington is handy for a meal or drink – and if you are visiting, we can look after all your accommodation needs.