Food, drinks & shopping
Get warm in one of Alingsås many cafés and restaurants after your guided tour.
The goal is that Lights in Alingsås should be as open and accessible to as many people as possible.
Together towards brighter times!
The lighting trail this autumn will be about 3 kilometers long and will feature six installations spread out through the heart of Alingsås. In the park there will be hosts Wednesday-Sunday v.39-v.44 starting 2/10.
THEME – TOGETHER
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.
This year’s paperbrochure with a map is available in Swedish and will be distributed around Alingsås in cafés, shops and restaurants. In the park there will be hosts Wednesday-Sunday v.39-v.44 starting 2/10.
The installations are lit from dusk to dawn and follow the usual street light´s rhythm every day from 1/10 – 1/11. Discover them the time that suits you the best.
To enhance the lighting experience, site 1-6 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.
Note: installation 4 won´t be sounded on Wednesdays kl 18-19, Thursdays kl 19-20.30 and Fridays kl 19-22.
1. Lilla torget-bron – Craig Spring, USA
2. Landskyrkan – Rodrigo Muro, Sweden
3. Brunnsparken – Jessica Krometis, USA
4. Christinae Kyrka – Luciana Alanis, Switzerland
5. Plantaget – Sara Ortega, Spain
6. Kv. Klockan – Anuj Gala, Finland/India & Rogier Hengeveld, The Netherlands
Highlight: Museiparken. Barnens Lights/Children´s Lights
There are several additional installations (Highlights) and surprises for you to discover along the way.
Welcome to the Children´s Lights
“Du och jag är lite blandat”/“You and I are a bit mixed”
Quote – Linnéa Krantz Westergren
To meet is to mingle. Mixing and making room for our similarities and differences is one of our greatest joys. This year, Malin would like to take us to a magical pond. Let’s meet there. Creatures and people great and small. Everyone has something they’d like to “share in the mingle”. A longing or a worry, silence or laughter, a thought, a dream or maybe a game.
Design and idea: Malin Wallin.
Music: Kristoffer Wallin.
Voices: Fred, Elis, Ebba, Idun, Hedda och Norma.
In collaboration with Alingsås Energi. A warm thank you to Sparbanken Alingsås who makes Childréns Lights possible!
Sponsors: LedLab and GOP.
Picture taken by Patrik Gunnar Helin, 2021.
Enhance your lighting experience with a guided tour
GENERAL TOURS – TICKET RELEASE September 1.
Every week Wed-Sun, our guided tours depart from Åmanska Parken, Alingsås. The tour takes about 90 minutes, is about 3 km and our skilled guides take you through beautiful Alingsås city center and give you a deeper insight into the work behind each installation. Maximum number: 30 people/tour. These tours are only available in Swedish.
Book your ticket at Ticketmaster.se or at Alingsås Tourist Office.
Prices: Adult: SEK 99, Pensioner: SEK 80, Youth (10-17 years): SEK 80, Children (0-9 years): Free.
New for this year: All tickets must be pre-purchased in good time before the guided tour starts. No tickets can be bought on site in Åmanska Parken. The sales stop takes place 30 minutes before the tour starts.
For questions and help with buying a ticket, call Ticketmaster’s support on tel: 0771-707070. (Open weekdays 9: 00-11: 00).
For questions about the event, call Alingsås Tourist Office on tel: 0322-616200. (Open Mon-Wed at kl 10-16 and Thu-Sat 10-20).
Or call Alingsås Energi’s customer service on tel: 0322-617617, (button selection # 3). (Open weekdays kl 09: 15-16: 00). Questions sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will be answered within 1-2 working days.
For questions about the event after 16:00 Mon-Sund (1/10-7/11), visit the Grand Hotel’s reception on Bankgatan 1. In the hotel there will be hosts Thursdays-Saturdays v.39-v.44 starting 2/10.
ASSOCIATION AND BUSINESS BOOKINGS
Gather colleagues, friends and customers for a pleasant evening together in the spirit of light. 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.
If you have any questions, call Alingsås Energi’s customer service on tel: +46322-617617, (button selection #3). Questions sent to email@example.com will be answered within 1-2 working days.
Picture taken by Patrik Gunnar Helin, 2021
Download your own guide in your smartphone.
This page will be updated shortly.
You can buy your own digital guide for SEK 35 through the Lights in Alingsås app (only available in Swedish). This is perfect for you who want to experience the trail on your own or in a smaller company.
In the app you will find all information about the event, the installations (both in Swedish and in English) easily accessible and digitally. With the help of the, map you can smoothly find all installations, since it shows your exact position.
For the app to work, you need a phone that is newer than iPhone 4 & 5 and Android 8.0.
Food, drinks & shopping
Take the opportunity to shop, have coffee or eat a piece of food before you go out and discover this year’s installations.
Ekstedts Bageri, Drottninggatan 26
Throughout October and to 6/11, the bakery’s courtyard is heated and illuminated in the evenings, in true Lights spirit. Open Mon-Sat 07-21. Closed on Sundays. Read more on their webiste.
Grand Hotel Alingsås, Bankgatan 1
Have nice accommodation packages during Lights and a specially composed Lights menu. Read more on their website.
Gårdscaféet – Café, Bistro, Bar, Kungsgatan 26
Has warm food and fika that suits everyone in the party. Open every day during Lights Mon-Sat 09-22, Sun 12-22. Read more on Facebook.
Hollanders Glass, Hemvägen 18
Experience Joachim Hollander’s craft ice cream in different ways. Come by spontaneously (through the Right Door) and enjoy Wen-Thu at 16-20: 00. Or book a gourmet seat (through the Left Door). Book on tel: 0702-81 11 40. Hours: Thur-Fri 16:30, alt 18:30. 21/10 during the Sustainability Festival at 10, 12,15: 30 and 19:30. Read more on their website.
MY living room, Bali store in Alingsås (Färgaregatan 8)
Alingsås unique LAMP and interior design shop with crafts directly from Bali! The store will have extra opening hours in the evenings on some Fridays and Saturdays.
More info is available on Facebook or Instagram.
Picture taken by Taras Ljusdesign, 2016
Nygréns café, Drottninggatan 27
Everything is baked in their own bakery. Open 1-27/10 Mon-Wed 10-18, Thu-Sat 10-21, Sun 11-21. Open 28/10-7/11 Mon-Sat 10-22, Sun 11-21. Read more on their website.
Triumf Glasscafé, Lilla Torget 2
Here you warm up with a cup of hot chocolate, eat a good soup, panini or maybe a galette. Opening hours: Monday closed, Tue -Sun 12-20. Read more on their website. Will also have a free-standing light installation outside the café in October called “The Box”. Sofia C Lindén and Arvid Blomgren are the creators and designers.
Dogs are welcome along the route. Remember to always keep your dog on a leash and supervised.
Picture taken by Sofia Franzén, 2019
Transport & Parking
There is plenty of parking in the city center. For example: Estrad Alingsås, Storken, Vimpeln, Lilla Torget, Stora Torget and Nolhaga.
You can easely travel to Alingsås with train from Gothenburg Centralstation. The train leaves about 2 times per hour from platform 1 or 2. If you want to visit Alingsås by buss, search for the best tour on Västtrafik’s website.
The lighting trail starts in Åmanska parken, and it´s also where the guided tours starts. A few meters from Åmanska Parken, the first installation can be seen.
441 30 Alingsås
Södra Strömgatan 6
441 81 Alingsås
MAP OF THE LIGHTING TRAIL
See the map of the installations and the lighting trail here.
Find all the public bathrooms during the festival on the map.
Among a few, you´ll find one central public bathroom at Lilla Torget (the red dot).