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The lighting trail

From Alingsås town centre out into the nature.

The route of the lighting trail for the 2019 edition has been finalized and will run through Nolhaga. This is a route popular with both visitors and Alingsås residents alike. The last time it was used was in 2014.

The lighting trail is a little longer than usual this year, starting in Åmanska Parken and proceeding along Hälsostigen in Nolhaga. Previous visitors will find some familiar and some new illuminated areas.

HOW LONG IS THE TRAIL?

The trail is 3.5 kilometers and the route takes about 105 minutes with a guided tour. If you want to walk on your own, it may take shorter time, depending on your own pace.

A tip: Follow the green-flashing markers placed on the lamp posts along the route, then you can’t get lost on the way.

BROCHURE

The brochure with a map of the route is available in paper format in Swedish at Alingsås Energi’s reception, in Estrad Alingsås, at Alingsås Tourist Office and some cafes and restaurants in town. Here you can see this yera´s trail digital: Slingan 2019

ILLUMINATION HOURS

Every day from Sep 27 – Nov 3 the installations are lit from dusk to dawn and follow the usual street light´s rhythm. Every day from Sep 27 – Nov 3 the sound & music runs on all installations from 6 pm-10 pm.

INSTALLATIONS

1. The Energy Hill – Vladan Paunovic & Juha Hälikää, Danmark & Finland
2. The Eye – Claire Tomara & Natalie Redford, Scotland
3. The Grove – Jackson Stigwood, Australia
4. The Pond Köllera – Erin Slaviero, United Arab Emirates
5. The Castle Avenue – Kapil Surlakar, India
6. The Source – Johanna Enger & Cecilia Cronelid, Sweden
7. The Mother Tree – Jim Farula, Sweden

HIGHLIGHTS – experiences along the way

Be the Light. Arr: Alingsås Energi
Anniversary installation. Designers Kai Piippo, Torbjörn Eliasson in association with Alingsås Energi and Komtek Alingsås
Lights from Alingsås. Arr: Byggprogrammet Alströmergymnasiet, El- and Energiprogrammet Alströmergymnasiet, LedLab, Beijer Alingsås, Alingsås Energi
Artscape saga. Designer: Nathalia Rak, Polen
Light wall for a brighter future. Arr: Lions Alingsås

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Children´s Lights

Welcome to the illuminated world of “Huvudfotingarna”!

Every year we have several “Higlights” on the trail, these are extra installations and experiences along the way. One of these is the Children’s Lights. The installation is created by Malin Wallin, designer and drama teacher. The creator of the music and sound is Kristoffer Wallin.

We would like to extend a big thank you to Sparbanken Alingsås who makes the Children’s Lights possible!

Can you find all 12 Huvudfotingar on site? They can be a little tricky to find.

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Guided tours

Enhance your lighting experience with a guided tour

There are many ways to experience Lights in Alingsås, but you will get the most out of the event if you book a guided tour. Our experienced guides meet you outside Estrad Alingsås in Åmanska Parken and take you on  a thrilling walk. This year’s theme of Lights in Alingsås is “BE THE LIGHT”.

Along the 3.5 km route you will get behind the scene of the intensive work of this year´s installations and, above all, what messages and thoughts our designers with students want to tell with their installations. Each tour takes approximately 105 minutes by foot.

Prices
Adult: 100 SEK
Pensioner: 80 SEK
Young adult: (10-17 år): 80 SEK
Children: (under 10 år): No Cost

Our public tours depart every evening throughout the event. You can buy tickets via Tickster.se. These guided tours are available in Swedish.

Estrad Alingsås opening hours 27/9 – 3/11
Sun – Thr  5pm – 9pm
Fri & Sat 5pm – 10pm

Contact Estrad Alingsås
E-mail: lights@alingsasenergi.se
Adress: Bryggaregatan 2
Phone: +46322-644850

Book a private guided tour

If you are a larger group that wants to go the tour, maybe with your company or association, then you can book your own guide that takes you around the route. We adapt the tour to your wishes and make sure that you get a lovely light experience to look back to.

Price
2160 SEK ex VAT. 2700 SEK ink VAT. One guide = 30 persons.

If you have any questions, pelase contact Alingsås Energi customer support
Phone: +46(0)322-617 617 (choose alternative 3)
E-mail: lights@alingsasenergi.se

Phone hours: Mon-Fri  9:15am – 4:00 pm. Other hours, pelase contact Estrad Alingsås (Sep 27 – Nov 3).

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Ljusexpressen

The success is back!

Ljusexpressen is the name of our train that puffs along thetrail. Our Light conductor drives you along the way and makes sure that the train stops at each installation. The guidance is in Swedish with a pre-recorded voice.

Along the 3.5 km route you will get behind the scene of the intensive work of this year´s installations and, above all, what messages and thoughts our designers with students want to tell with their installations. Each tour takes approximately 75 minutes.

Prices
Adult: 150 SEK
Pensioner: 120 SEK
Children: (3-17år) 100 SEK

Ljusexpressen departs every evening throughout the event. You can buy tickets via Tickster.se. These guided tours are available in Swedish.

Partners: Västtrafik, Sparbanken Alingsås och Alingsåshem

Private tours
If you are a larger group of people or a company that wants to rent Ljusexpressen and see the installations together for an evening, this is possible. Send an email to lights@alingsasenergi.se and we will answer you as soon as possible. Ljusexpressen has 30 seats.

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Food, drinks and shopping

Grand Hotel Alingsås
Has their own Lights-menu that you pree-book on their website.

My Livingroom – Alingsås
Alingsås unique lighting store. Will be having som eextra opening hours Fridays and Saturdays  depending on the weather.
More info can be read on their  website.

Ekstedts Bageri
Has music evenings with various artists in their illuminated courtyard during Tuesdays and Thursdays starting October 1st.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 07am – 10pm, Sat 07am – 10pm, Sun 6pm – 10pm. More info can be found on their website.

Deli Deli
Is open everyday during the event, except on Sundays when they are closed.
Opening hours Mon-Sat 9am – 10pm.
More info can be found on their website.

Café Estrad
Ljuskansliet Estrad has also a café.
Opening hours Mon-Fri: 10am – 9pm, Sat: 5pm – 9pm. Syndays: closed.

Gårdscaféet Alingsås
Is both a café and a restaurant.
Opening hours: to 10 pm every day. Read more info here.

Nygréns café
Has extra opening hours and you can take a fika on their courtyard. Opening hours may change slightly depending on the weather.
Opening hours Mon-Wed: to ca 9pm, Thurs-Sun: to ca 10pm.
More info on their  website.

Nolhaga Castle café
Nolhaga Castle has a tourist office, exhibitions and a café.
Opening Hours Thurs-Sat 11am-9pm, Mon, Thu, Wed, Sun 11 am-4pm.

More cafes and shops in Alingsås can be found on Kaféstadens website.

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The App

Download your own guide in your smartphone.

For those of you who want to walk the trail on your own, with the Lights in Alingsås app, you can get all the information about the event, as well as the possibility to download a digital guide for 30 SEK.

In the app you will find all the information digitally found in the paper brochure; how to buy tickets, map, information about this year’s designer, theme and programs etc.

Download the Lights app on App Store or Google Play

Version 1.2.2 is now available and the app might need an update from the previous year in order for all features to work properly.

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ACCESSIBILITY

DOGS

Dogs are welcome along the route and it is also allowed to bring your dog durig the guided tours. Remember to always keep your dog on a leash and supervised.

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Transport and Parking

TRAIN

You can easely travel to Alingsås er train from Gothenburg Central. The train leaves about 2 times per hour from platform 1 or 2. To search for the best tour, visit Västtrafik’s website.

BUSS

To search for the best tour, visit Västtrafik’s website.

PARKING

There is plenty of parking in the city center. For example: Estrad Alingsås garage, Lilla Torget and Stora Torget.

We care about the environment, so please consider public transport one more time before you take your car.

ADRESS

Ljuskansliet Estrad Alingsås
Bryggaregatan 2
441 30 Alingsås

Alingsås Energi
Södra Strömgatan 6
441 81 Alingsås

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TOILETS

Find all the public bathrooms during the festival on the map.

You´ll also find several toilets in Ljuskansliet Estrad Alingsås.

Estrad Alingsås opening hours 27/9 – 3/11
Sun – Thr  5pm – 9pm
Fri & Sat 5pm – 10pm