Northern California December 08, 2018
The Unrivaled Light Festival In Northern California That Will Blow You Away
One of Northern California’s longest and most beautiful festivals is currently going on and you’ll want to be sure to see it for yourself before it’s too late. For two entire months, The City takes on a fantastic transformation in which dozens of neighborhoods and iconic destinations illuminate the night. Although not exactly holiday themed, this light festival makes for a wonderful winter tradition you’ll want to repeat over and over again. Ready to witness something incredible? Put this festival on your bucket list this season and see what it’s all about!
Every year from Thanksgiving to New Years Eve, the city of San Francisco transforms with Illuminate SF Festival of Light. This unique festival features the city's ever-expanding light scene, and it's downright magical.
This two-month celebration makes long winter nights feel not so bad. After all, that means more time to enjoy these beautiful light displays!
The festival is comprised of 37 different light sculptures in 17 different neighborhoods. Although pictures of these displays are great, nothing compares to seeing them in person. You'll definitely want to plan a night to see them all for yourself.
If you're short on time, simply scope out the ones that look most appealing to you. "Night Bloom" should definitely be near the top of your list. Located in the Conservatory of Flowers and complete with a dazzling sound exhibition, this light installation will make you feel like you've stepped into some strange world.
Another must-see installation is "Glow" at The Exploratorium. Keep in mind that these displays are meant to mesmerize you, and "Glow" does just that. It isn't just a light display. It's a participatory experience.
The best part is that entrance to most of the events and installations is completely free, making this a fun and family friendly activity that everybody can enjoy. It's a great way to explore the city and get some excellent, Instagram-worthy shots while you're at it!
This is the sixth year of the Illuminate SF Festival of Light and it's bound to become a new tradition for you and your loved ones. Try out something new and allow yourself to be dazzled by this unique light festival.
For more information, check out their website
. For a better look at all that this festival entails, watch the brief video below!
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