Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights Festival Adds Second [d]arc award to the Mantelpiece – 15.01.20

Winter Lights 2019 brightened both the dark January evenings of Canary Wharf and the eyes of prestigious lighting design judges of the [d]arc awards.

Winning the “Best Creative Lighting Event” category for the second time, the Winter Lights festival has once again proven itself to be a staple in both the London and European light festival calendar.  2019 saw Winter Lights fend off fierce competition from Portugal’s Lisbon Under Stars and Sweden’s Lights in Alingsås, stunning judges with its eclectic collection of installations, and reflective theme of sustainability and waste reduction.

The sixth Winter Lights festival turns on its lights on Thursday 16 January until Saturday 25 January 2020, from 4-10pm every day and it’s completely free.  With more than 25 installations, some never-before-seen and some returning favourites across the Canary Wharf estate, 2020 is set to be the brightest year yet.  Standout pieces include Affinity by Amigo & Amigo, an interactive series of interconnected globes, representing neurons and memories in the brain, alongside Sky on Earth inspired by a night flight over storm clouds where Columbus Courtyard will be transformed into a giant illuminated cloud taking spectators to the sky.

Public Art Curator Keith Watson, Canary Wharf Group, said: “We’re thrilled that Winter Lights has been recognised for a second time by the prestigious [d]arc awards, signalling how much the festival continues to captivate our visitors.  With this year’s festival fast approaching we’re excited to showcase the incredible line-up we have for 2020. Get ready to be dazzled.”

Download this year’s Winter Lights map, brochure and itineraries at


For further information, please contact:

Press Office
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166

Notes to Editors


Winter Lights 2020:

Throughout Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf
*Most works are best viewed from dusk

About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16.5m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.

The Canary Wharf estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens.  It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.

Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf, will provide up to 3,600 new homes, 2m sq ft of office space, 350,000 sq ft of retail space and nine acres of public spaces, squares and parks. There will also be a GP surgery and a two-form primary school for 420 children.

Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.
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