Frequently asked questions

Information due to Covid-19

The world has changed quite a bit since the last ‘normal’ edition of Lights in Alingsås was held in 2019. The pandemic may not be over yet, but the time has come to slowly start reconvening, albeit at a safe distance.

Autumn is around the corner, yet even as the days are getting shorter, brighter times await. Lights in Alingsås wants to kindle that sparkle of hope by turning on its lights and creating opportunities for visitors to gather once again. This year’s Lights in Alingsås will light your way to better times.

The activities during the event are limited, no major grand opening is planned and there is no light office (Ljuskansli) for ticket sales, to avoid crowds. The guided tours return with a limit of 30 bookable tickets per tour. All tickets must be pre-purchased directly via Ticketmaster’s website 30 minutes before the tour starts. No tickets can be bought on site in Åmanska Parken. The lignting trail is marked on the map again. Also follow the large flashing markers to find all installations or download the app Lights in Alingsås to see the map digitally. In the app you can buy a digital guide if you want to go on your own or in a small company. Keep in mind that we have most visitors on Fridays and Saturdays (approx. kl19-21). If you have the opportunity, visit us on weekdays at the beginning of the week or a time during the evening when there are not as many visitors along the trail. The installations are lit all evening and night, from dusk to dawn 1/10 – 7/11.

Show consideration, stay home if you have any symtoms, 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 7 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

How long does the music play?

To enhance the lighting experience, site 1-6 plus Children´s Lights are sounded every day 1-31/10 from 1/10 kl 18-22 and 31/10-7/11 kl 17-22. Composer: Sebastian Studnitzky, Germany.

What does the green-flashing markers mean along the trail?

Follow the green-flashing markers to find all installations along the trail.

Where is the starting point this year?

Åmanska Parken, Alingsås is the starting point this year. The first installation is only a few meters from the park. In Åmanska Parken the guided tours starts.

Where do I find the installations?

In the city center of Alingsås you´ll find all installations this year. Start in Åmanska Parken and walk towards the two squares.

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.

How long are the installations lit?

Every day from October 1 – November 7 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.

Prices guided tour: Adult: SEK 99, Pensioner: SEK 80, Youth (10-17 years): SEK 80, Children (0-9 years): 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?

New for this year: All tickets must be pre-purchased directly via Ticketmaster’s website before the tour starts. No tickets can be bought on site in Åmanska Parken. The sales stop takes place 30 minutes before the tour starts. These tours are only avaiable in Swedish.

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?

Fill in the booking form here on our website and we will get back to you within 2 working days. The tour is available in Swedish and English.

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.