Not one, but two (smaller) editions of the Light Festival
The 5th edition of the Light Festival will look slightly different this time and will be spread over two periods. The first period runs from Wednesday 27 January till Sunday 31 January. The second period is planned from Wednesday 3 February till Sunday 7 February.
No walking route this time, but all light art works will be bundled at different locations, spread over the city. Visitors reserve a time slot for each location and the route will pass through courtyards. This way, this edition can run safely and still remain true to the concept: to delight visitors in an easily accessible way.
Ghent Illuminated walk
Would you like a sparkling tour of Ghent’s most beautiful illuminated buildings and squares? Follow the light walk and discover it for yourself! Start at the Kouter for a walk of approximately three miles. The walk takes you past all the highlights of the Ghent illuminations.
You will need about two hours to complete the entire walk. It’s best not to start too late, because at the stroke of midnight, the atmospheric lighting is replaced by ordinary streetlights. Plan your walk with one of the guides. Or explore for yourself: download the map here!