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Porvoo Lights 2023 FAQ

What is Porvoo Lights? 

Porvoo Lights is Porvoo’s first light festival, which takes place 10th to 11th of February 2023 at 6pm-9pm on Friday and Saturday. Light installations and sounds are sprinkled throughout the city. Porvoo Lights is built around a path flowing through the city, with various illuminated objects along it.

The best way to arrive to the event?

We recommend visitors to arrive on foot. The route is designed for walking and the parking spaces in the center of Porvoo may fill up quickly. We recommend using the parking area by the old bridge in Old Porvoo, on the west bank of the Porvoonjoki river. The Art Factory has also plenty of parking places.

Are the shops open during the festival?  

Most shops and restaurants will be open during the festival.

We recommend reserving tables in beforehand. The restaurants are usually crowded during the festival.

Services along the route?

Toilets are available along the route close to the Mannerheiminkatu bridge on Jokikatu and by the market square.

Are there maps for the event? 

Route maps of the Porvoo Lights are not distributed during the event. The route is published online and marked and you will be guided in the right direction during the evening.

Is there any other program?

We will announce the program closer to the event.   

Safety and accessibility?

As the event is being organized for the first time, it is difficult to predict the number of visitors. Traffic smoothness is predicted at junctions and pedestrian safety is enhanced by traffic controllers. The traffic control is handled by VPK Hinthaara-Boe and VPK Vessö.

Unfortunately, the route is not accessible due to the cobblestones of Old Porvoo. The snowy season can also cause difficulty in moving around.