Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival 2024

Showcasing some of the most innovative artists across the globe, Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival has returned for its eighth edition to warm your heart this January.



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Canary Wharf Winter Lights


Canary Wharf Winter Lights 2024

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Let yourself enchanted by 13 spectacular temporary and 6 permanent light installations and breath-taking laser projections across Canary Wharf.


Make sure you download the map, (just scroll down all the way to the bottom of the page) so you won’t miss out on anything. Printed version is available at Winter Lights Info Point at Jubilee Place Mall.


Highlights of the Winter Lights Festival


Sign by Vendel & De Wolf (Netherlands), Westferry Circus


Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival 2024 - Sign by Vendel & De Wolf

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This monumental installation is definitely the one you don’t want to miss out. Hundreds of illuminated bamboos rising against the dark night sky creating the illusion of flickering flames.


The installation is beautiful and terrifying at the same time. The artwork encourages people to embrace beauty and new beginning.


Submergence by Squidsoup (UK), Montgomery Square


Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival 2024 - Submergence by Squidsoup

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Following the huge success in 2019, this immersive walk-through experience has returned to Montgomery Square. Submergence is a dreamy installation with thousands of individual lights suspended like curtains.


As you walk through, you can affect both the physical lights and the virtual component of the installation.


Vessels by Limbic Cinema (UK), Crossrail Place Roof Garden, East End


Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival 2024 - Vessels by Limbic Cinema

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Vessels is a pyramid structure in which laser create vivid three-dimensional forms that constantly shift and transform within the pyramid as following a melodic music.


Kinetic Perspectives by Juan Fuentes (Spain), Water Street


Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival 2024 - Kinetic Perspectives by Juan Fuentes

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Kinetic Perspectives is inspired by the optical illusionary art of the 1960s. 32 illuminated spinning circles continually disappear and reappear to create an abstract geometric shape. Visitors are encouraged to walk around the installation to be able to explore the hidden geometry.


Geist by This is Loop (UK), Union Square


Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival 2024 - Geist by This is Loop

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Geist is based on a complex technology to show how ‘neutrinos’, the smallest elementary particles, move and vibrate. As the audience is interacting with the sculpture, Geist will reflect a visual and audio representation of the detection of neutrinos.


Permanent Installations


Captivated by Colour by Camilla Walala Canary Wharf

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Whilst you’re there, make sure you visit the permanent installations as well.


Bit.fall by Julius Popp (Germany), Chancellor Passage is an ever-changing cascade forming words out of the falling water.


Captivated by Colour by Camilla Walala (France), Adams Plaza Bridge was originally designed for the London Mural Festival, however, remained as a permanent artwork as part of the public art collection.



Shine Your Colours by Tine Bech (Denmark), Riverside was originally designed for Summer Lights in 2021. It has become a permanent installation by the River Themes allowing visitors to see themselves and the surroundings in different colours. The 6 transparent coloured glass panels are illuminated at night.



Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival is open from 17 – 27 January 2024 from 5pm – 10pm. No booking required.



There are food and drink stalls, as well as restaurants and bars along the Winter Lights trail, many of which running special offers and discounts during the festival.





Ready for your next adventure? Following the success of their Hatsune Miku collab last Autumn, London’s iconic retro ramen bar, Ramen Yokocho is currently running a collaboration with SEGA to celebrate the release of Persona 3 Reload game. Expect character-themed set menus, amazing themed decoration, character cut-outs to take selfie with and free surprise character pin.