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Porvoo Lights FAQ

What is Porvoo Lights? 

Porvoo Lights is Porvoo’s first light festival, which takes place 11th to 13th February 2022 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?  

The shops and restaurants along the route will build their own ensemble with LED lights in their windows. They will form an illuminated path to the city, creating a magical feeling to the route that runs through Old Porvoo to Jokikatu street. About 30 participants have registered for the event.

Services along the route?

A few portable toilets are available along the route close to the Mannerheiminkatu bridge on Jokikatu and by the last point of the route, the market square.

Are there maps for the event? 

Route maps of the Porvoo Lights are not distributed during the event due to corona safety.

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 season can also cause difficulty in moving around.