Frequently asked questions

Find out all answers to the most frequently asked questions about Lights in Alingsås 2024.

 

Electricity consumption

How big is the electricity consumption during Lights?

The electricity used during Lights in Alingsås corresponds to no more than a small villa’s annual consumption. In 2023, just under 10,000 kWh was consumed. The fact that the event is so energy-efficient is a clear example of how successful the ongoing technological shift has been.

Opening hours

When is Lights in Alingsås held?

Lights in Alingsås festival is held between 4/10 – 3/11, 2024 and is organized by Alingsås Energi. The Lights in Alingåsås workshop is held September 28 – October 5, 2024.

Which are Lights opening hours?

Every day from 6/10- 5/11 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. Every day the the installations are programmed to go on “night scene” from kl 24:00-05:00.

 

 

 

Brochure, Map, Path

What is the theme this year?

THE MAGICAL WORLD OF MYTHOLOGY is the theme of 2024.
We want to inspire this year’s workshop participants to create light installations on the theme of mythology and captivate the visitors with their stories about beings, magic and gods or other fairy tales.

It’s all about stories. About the mysterious and ever-present. About beings, magic, and gods, but also about the warm, enveloping, and welcoming. Something dreamlike, a bit like stepping into another world. Imaginative but still real. Not just what you see, but also everything you feel. The bright, the dark, and all imaginable shades in between. Welcome to the magical world of mythology.

How long does the music play?

The installations are sounded every day 4- 26/10 from kl 18-22 and 27/10 – 3/11 kl 17-22. Composer is Sebastian Studnitzky, Germany on site 1-6 and Highlight B.

What are those green-flashing light along the trail?

Follow the green-flashing markers to find all installations along the trail. Also use the map in the brochure or download the Lights in Alingsås-app for a digital map.

Where is the starting point this year?

Åmanska Parken, Alingsås (at Bryggaregatan/Bankgatan) is the starting point this year. The first installation is only a few meters from the park. The guided tours start in the Åmanska Parken.

Where do I find the installations?

The trail this year, which is 2,7 kilometres long, starts in Åmanska Parken and the installations are spread out in the city center of Alingsås. Have a closer look in the map.

Where do I find a brochure?

We strongly recommend you to 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 September, the brochure will be printed and will be distributed around Alingsås in cafés, restaurants, shops, at the Tourist office, Alingsås Energi´s reception, Grand Hotel and at 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 map is also available in our printed brochure.

How long are the installations lit?

Every day from 4/10 – 3/11 the installations are lit from dusk to dawn and follow the rhythm of the usual street lighting. Every day the the installations are programmed to go on “night scene” from kl 24:00-05:00.

Program

What is happening in Alingsås during my visit?

You´ll 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. If you want to join the guided tours you need a ticket. Tickets can be bought at Billetto.se. Ticket release: September 6.

Public tours in Swedish: Adult: 140 SEK*, Pensioner: 110 SEK*, Youth (10-17 years): 100 SEK*, Children (0-9 years): Free. * = Including Billetto´s service fee.

Private tours (for groups, associations, companies) in Swedish: SEK 3000 inc. VAT. Private tours in English SEK 3300 inc. VAT.

When you have downloaded the Lights in Alingsås app from Google Play or App Store, you have the choice to buy a digital guide for ca SEK 55.

Where do I buy my tickets for a guided tour?

All tickets must be pre-purchased directly via Billetto.se before the tour starts or via Alingsås Tourist Office. These tours are only available in Swedish.

In the app Lights in Alingsås you can download your own digital guide (audio-guide) for ca SEK 55. Then you can walk along the trail and listen to the digital guide in your own pace in Swedish or in English.

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 or in 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 here: “food, drinks and shopping“.

The app

How can I listen to the digital guide in English?

Your 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 audio-guide in my phone?

After a successful purchase, the files with music and the guide´s voice are available behind each installation´s title in the app. Push on play for the installation you want to listen to. You walk around the trail in your own pace. Ca SEK 55 is drawn from the payment card you provided when you downloaded the app, depending on if you have downloaded the app from App Store or Google Play.

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.

Accessability

How loud is the music on each site?

The sound level per installation must not exceed 50 dB at the nearest house facade.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are welcome along the route, but not inside the instalaltions. Remember to always keep your dog on a leash and supervised.

Is the lighting trail wheelchair accessible?

The lighting trail is wheelchair accessible and it is only placed on paved roads, cobblestone roads or lightly gravel roads.