Lighting Up London – Winter Lights Festival Returns to the Capital – 02.11.22

  • Global artists create over 20 light installations at Canary Wharf
  • Over half a million visitors expected for 11-day festival in January

Artists from around the world will be exhibiting over 20 artworks, illuminations and interactive experiences at the biggest light art festival in London this January, as Winter Lights returns to Canary Wharf for the first time since 2020.

Over half a million people are expected at the free-to-attend 11-day festival, which opens on Wednesday 18 January 2023.

The bright lights of Canary Wharf will glow even brighter with installations including ‘Permafrost – Sleeping Giants by Fisheye’, which will bring brightly-coloured, giant mammoths to life and ‘Tom Lambert’s Out of the Dark’, a kaleidoscopic installation of mesmerising moving colour.

More artists and installations will be announced ahead of the festival, which is back for the first time since being put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival will be open from Wednesday 18 January to Saturday 28 January between 5pm to 10pm each day.

Pippa Dale at Canary Wharf comments: “The bright lights of Canary Wharf are already a spectacle after dark, but the Winter Lights festival transforms it into something spectacular and unique in London. It’s the biggest free-to-attend light festival in the capital and we’re excited to be able to bring the world’s leading and most innovative light artists together again for our biggest show yet.”

Visitors at the Winter Lights festival will be able to combine the Instagrammable-experience with ice skating – with Canary Wharf also home to London’s longest-running Christmas ice rink which is open until 25 February – or shopping or dining at over 300 shops, bars and restaurants on the estate.

All the information and updates on the Winter Lights festival will be available on the Canary Wharf app, which is free to download on iOS and Android devices.

Click here to find out more about the Winter Lights at Canary Wharf


For further information, please contact:

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Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166

Notes to Editors

About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 9 million square feet of mixed-use space and over 1,100 Build to Rent apartments. 

CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK and also excels operationally as it has purchased 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and sent zero waste to landfill since 2009. 

CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live, work and thrive on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme. Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk. 

The Company’s current £2bn construction activity and pipeline includes more than 500k square feet NIA of commercial properties and over 2,300 new homes for sale and rent.
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