City of Light events
The City of Light organises a wide range of light-themed events in Jyväskylä. The best known and most popular event is the City of Light event of the same name, which takes place in Autumn evenings, as the darkness falls. The event has been held since 2003, when it was known as Light is in Jyväskylä (in Finnish: Valo on Jyväskylässä).
An essential part of the autumn light event has been the City of Light seminar for lighting professionals, which brings together professionals in the field of urban lighting from all over Finland.
The City of Light also organises other light events for the dark period, such as the Christmas Light Land in the Kirkkopuisto park at the end of the year and the Valoiloa (‘joy of light’) exhibition in 2020. The year-round lighting strategy foresees extending the series of lighting events also to the early part of the year.
Welcome to explore the City of Light!