Discover Lyon during the Festival of Lights
Prepare your weekend for the must-see event
Since the 19ᵉ century, the people of Lyon have been placing luminous lights in their windows on December 8. Originally religious, the tradition has evolved over the centuries to become a true popular festival. The illuminations and animations scattered in the heart of the city now attract many tourists, French and foreigners. The 2019 edition attracted no less than 1.8 million visitors during these 4 exceptional evenings.
A long-time tradition
An exceptional edition in preparationExit the 2020 edition which had to deal with health restrictions: the mayor of Lyon announced that this year would be held a spectacular edition! From December 8 to 11, 2021, many animations and illuminations are planned for this festival of lights that promises to be unforgettable.
This year, the program wants to be more accessible to the youngest: it is in the park Sergent Blandan that are prepared illuminations which will please as well to the children as to the adults. The perfect opportunity to fully enjoy the Lyon festival with your family!
A festival for all ages
In addition to these novelties, some usual places will be under the lights again. Located in downtown Lyon, our Best Western Créqui Lyon Pardieu hotel and its 65 rooms allow you to be in the heart of the festivities in just a few minutes. Place des Terreaux, Jacobins, Bellecour or even the Parc de la Tête d'Or are all easily accessible, by transport or on foot.