Lux Festival lights up the winter darkness

Light installations take visitors on a colourful visual tour of some of Helsinki's most famous buildings.

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The annual Lux Festival us underway in Helsinki, bringing art installations to light up some of the city’s best known buildings.

The five day event, which runs from Saturday 5th January until Wednesday 9th January, has a core group of installations around the capital’s Töölönlahti neighbourhood: from Sanomatalo to the new Oodi Central Library, around Kansailastori, Finlandia Hall, Kiasma and Hakasalmi Villa.

There’s also a dozen more light-art installations scattered around the city centre and outlying areas like the Swedish-Finnish Culture Centre Hanaholmen in Espoo.

Around half a million visitors experienced last year’s Lux Festival.