Frequently asked questions

This year, Lights in Alingsås will be slightly different from previous years due to Covid-19. For example, the events will be fewer, no big grand opening will be arranged, regular guided tours will be postponed to 2021, no light office for ticket sales and there will not be a specific lighting trail to follow and no green-flashing markers to follow. This means that the area will be bigger from last year with more points of light. It is entirely up to you in which order you want to discover them and to avoid bigger crowds. This year, we invite you to a journey of discovery among 24 spectacular, minimalist, childish, smart, temporary and permanent points of light that all make everyday life brighter. Among other things, the aim is to display the permanent lighting installations which Alingsås already has, and which Alingsås Energi has given the town over the last twenty years on facades, walkways, trees and tunnels etc. The app Lights in Alingsås will guide you through this year´s event. In the app you can buy your own digital guide for SEK 35 and find out more about this year’s installations. You will find them easily and conveniently with the digital map. Surprises will appear along the way.

Show consideration, keep your distance and take care of each other out there!

Find the answers to the most commonly asked questions about Lights.

Opening hours

Which are Lights opening hours?

Every day from October 1 – November 1 the installations are lit from dusk to dawn and follow the rhythm of the usual street lighting. It is free to choose what time you want to see the installations. Some are visible in the distance and others you need to come closer to see. The installations are available on public roads and are not in a fenced area.

 

 

 

Brochure, Map, Path

Why don´t you have those green-flashing markers to show the way?

Lights are different in many ways this year and we do not want to contribute to crowds. Therefore, we have no green-flashing markers or any marked loop on the map. We want our visitors to discover the installations on their own, start where you want and in the order you want, so that not everyone goes in the same direction or in the same order. We also do not have any guided tours. All this to avoid crowds.

Why don´t you have a marked lighting trail this year on the map?

Lights are different in many ways this year and we do not want to contribute to crowds. Therefore, we have no green-flashing markers or any marked loop on the map. We want our visitors to discover the installations on their own, start where you want and in the order you want, so that not everyone goes in the same direction or in the same order. We also do not have any guided tours. All this to avoid crowds.

What do the different numbers and colors on the map mean?

PURPLE NUMBERS = Temporary lighting installations.
Created by local, Swedish lighting designers, some also by Alingsås Energi. Look out for surprises!

YELLOW NUMBERS = New permanent lighting installations.
Two older bridges will have new lighting. Both installations will highlight the site’s historical perspective.

RED NUMBERS = Permanent lighting installations.
Already available in Alingsås and which Alingsås Energi has contributed with for the past 20 years. The lighting increases the security for the city’s residents and the desire to get out in the city evening and night-time. Available on bridges, in tunnels, on sidewalks, on facades and in parks.

Where is the starting point this year?

The 2020 installations are spread arround whole Alingsås with the focus on the stretch from Gerdsken via Lillån to Nolhaga, with a few exceptions. New for this year is that it is not a specific lighting trail. This year, we instead invite you to a journey of discovery among 24 spectacular, minimalist, childish, smart, temporary and permanent points of light that all make everyday life brighter. You can find them in the Lights in Alingsås app. It is entirely up to you in which order you want to discover them.

Where do I find the installations?

The 2020 installations are spread arround whole Alingsås with the focus on the stretch from Gerdsken via Lillån to Nolhaga, with a few exceptions. New for this year is that it is not a specific lighting trail. This year, we instead invite you to a journey of discovery among 24 spectacular, minimalist, childish, smart, temporary and permanent points of light that all make everyday life brighter. You can find them in the Lights in Alingsås app. It is entirely up to you in which order you want to discover them.

Where do I find a brochure?

We strongly recommend that you download the App “Lights in Alingsås”. In the app you have all the information gathered for your visit. You will also find a map of the route that is similar to Google Maps, so you know your position all the time. The app is available at GooglePlay and AppStore.

In a few weeks, this year’s brochure will be printed and will be distributed around Alingsås in cafés, restaurants, shops, at the tourist office, Grand hotel and in Kulturhuset.

Where do I find a map?

We strongly recommend that you download the App “Lights in Alingsås”. In the app you have all the information gathered for your visit. You will also find a map of the route that is similar to Google Maps, so you know your position all the time. The app is available at GooglePlay and AppStore.

The digital map of the route is available here: Karta 2020 pdf

How long are the installations lit?

Every day from October 1 – November 1 the installations are lit from dusk to dawn and follow the rhythm of the usual street lighting. It is free to choose what time you want to see the installations. Some are visible in the distance and others you need to come closer to see. The installations are available on public roads and are not in a fenced area.

Program

What is happening in Alingsås during my visit?

You will find all happenings during Lights in Alingsås in our program in the main menu on this website.

Tickets

How much do the tickets cost

Walking and seeing the installations on your own is for free.

When you have downloaded the Lights in Alingsås app you have the choice to buy a digital guide for 35 SEK.

Where do I buy my tickets for a guided tour?

In 2020, no walking tours with a live guide are available.

In the app Lights in Alingsås you can download your own digital guide for SEK 35. Then you can walk along the trail at your own pace and listen to your digital guide.

How do I book a private guided tour?

In 2020, no walking tours with a live guide are available.

In the app Lights in Alingsås you can download your own digital guide for SEK 35. Then you can walk along the trail at your own pace and listen to your digital guide.

Eat & Shop

Which are the opening ours of Alingsås cafes and restaurants?

Several cafes, shops and restaurants have extra offerings and opening hours in the evenings during Lights in Alingsås. We have gathered some of them under “food, drinks and shopping“.

Availability

Is the lighting trail wheelchair accessible?

The entire lighting trail is wheelchair accessible and it is only placed next to paved roads, or lightly gravel roads. Never on unofficial roads or uphill trails.

The app

How can I listen to the digital guide in English?

The phone’s settings control which language you get in the app. All languages other than Swedish in your phone’s main settings provide the English version.

Where do I find the digital guide in my phone?

After a successful purchase, the narrative´s voice and music are available during each written site/installation in the app. You walk around the trail in your own pace and then listen when you wish to do so. 35 SEK is deducted from the account you provided when you downloaded the app.

Where do I find the App Lights in Alingsås?

The app Lights in Alingsås can be downloaded for free from Google Play or AppStore. In the app you will find all the information digitally for your visit.