As winter wraps Stockholm in its cozy embrace, something magical is about to unfold – Nobel Week Lights 2023. Picture this: a dark winter canvas transforming into a breathtaking masterpiece of light, art, and celebration. It’s not just an event; it’s an invitation to experience brilliance and warmth amid the winter chill.

Purpose of Nobel Week Lights:

Nobel Week Lights annually transforms Stockholm into a beacon of creativity, celebrating groundbreaking ideas that change the world. Presented by the Nobel Prize Museum, this free and inclusive light festival showcases large-scale public artworks inspired by the discoveries and achievements of Nobel Prize laureates. Both local and international artists contribute to illuminating the city during the darkest time of the year, offering a unique cultural experience. Since its debut in 2020, the festival has become a beloved tradition, inviting Stockholmers and visitors alike to explore the city with fresh eyes and appreciate the profound impact of Nobel laureates.

When:

  • Dates: December 2nd – 10th, 2023
  • Time: 16:00 – 22:00

Themes and Illuminations:

This year’s brilliance extends beyond borders with light artwork crafted by talented artists and companies from different countries: Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, France, Canada, Spain, and The Netherlands.

Prepare to be mesmerized by light art with various themes, each telling a unique story. Here’s a glimpse into the dazzling installations with location:

  • History in Light – Stadshuset (Stockholm City Hall)
  • [Re|In]Verse – Centralbron (Central Stockholm Bridge)
  • Autofagi – Nobel Prize Museum Courtyard
  • Circadian Waves: Resonances – The Performing Arts Museum
  • Colour Your World – Jenny Fredrikssons Torg
  • Diorama The Black Hole – Gustav Adolfs Torg
  • Firefly Field – Skeppsholmen
  • System in Randomness – Skeppshomen (Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities)
  • Green Sea Rising – Storkyrkan
  • Kick It – Karl Xll:s Torg
  • Magic Carpets – Stockholm City Museum
  • Moongarden – Strömparterren
  • Kinetic Perspective – Sergels Torg
  • Rythmus – Sergels Torg
  • Spectral Scaffold – Sergels Torg
  • Two Europeans on a Platform – Södra Blasieholmshamnen
  • Waves – Grand Hotel Stockholm

Guided Tour

To secure your spot and make the most of your luminous adventure, register for free guided tours offered as part of Nobel Week Lights.

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Languages: English, Swedish, German, French, Arabic, Spanish

Events

Immerse yourself in the vibrant array of events during Nobel Week Lights. Many of these experiences are free, offering a chance to harmonize with the Choir of Light, paddle through enchanting waters on an Illuminated Kayak Tour, showcase your skills in the Photo Competition, and refine your photography talents in the Photography Workshop. Explore beyond the light art and create lasting memories in this luminous celebration.

Having attended last few year’s Nobel Week Lights, I can vouch for the magical transformation that turns the dark winter into a canvas of lights. Check out some glimpses from the last year(2022) event here. It was truly amazing!

Me, Myself and I

Conclusion

In conclusion, Nobel Week Lights in Stockholm 2023 is not just about celebrating achievements; it’s about lighting up the dark winter nights with the brilliance of human creativity. Save the date, wrap up warm, and step into a world where winter is not just cold; it’s a canvas waiting to be painted with the glow of intellect and celebration. Let the brilliance begin!


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