About the light festival in Uppsala

The light festival Allt ljus på Uppsala is executed during three weeks in November. Light art with connections to relevant profiles, places and phenomena in Uppsala illuminate the city center in the November darkness. In addition to the light art, a number of different activities are organized, which you are welcome to take part in with family, friends or explore on your own.

The festival has been held in Uppsala every even year since 2008. It aims to get residents and visitors out into the city in one of the year’s darkest months and to show off new technology and interesting ways of working with light. As of 2018 the light festival is arranged annually. 

Allt ljus på Uppsala is arranged by the Municipality of Uppsala and Uppsala City in collaboration with artists, installation hosts, partners and co-organisers. Destination Uppsala project manages and markets the event.

Contact us

Do you have any questions that you would like to contact us about? Email us at alltljuspauppsala@uppsala.se.

Environmental work

We take care of both the local environment and the environment at large. We actively seek to hold a light festival that is as sustainable as possible and which has as little negative environmental impact as possible. Our initiatives include actively reducing littering and encouraging our co-organisers to adopt an environment and sustainability aware approach to carrying out their activities.

As a visitor, you can help too! Please help us to reduce littering by using the provided litter bins. Where possible, take an active responsibility for sorting your litter (paper in the paper bin, etc.).  We also encourage you to use public transport. Getting a bus or a train to the festival is easy – tickets can be bought directly via the UL-app.