The goal is that Lights in Alingsås should be as open and accessible to as many people as possible.
THEME – Rays of light – one peace at a time
The world needs peace and people need inner peace. Our worldwide situation requires a lot of patience, aid and resilience. But also the ability to see the light where it manages to shine through. Find that ray, streak or flicker and find inner peace, if only for a moment. The light will break through – one peace at a time.
Our lighting designers and students this year will be inspired by and interpret the themes of peace, hope and inner harmony. The route is approximately two kilometers long, following Gerdskastigen along Lillån towards Stampens kvarn, and then back towards the city center. Visitors will see a mix of cityscapes, nature, waterways, and beloved places in Alingsås.
This year’s brochure with the map will be available in Swedish in September and will be distributed around Alingsås in cafés, shops and restaurants. They are also available at Alingsås Energi´s reception, Alingsås Tourist Office, Grand Hotel and in Kulturhuset.
Download the Lights in Alingsås-app to find out more about the festival in English.
Every day from 6/10 – 5/11 the installations are lit from dusk to dawn and follow the usual street light´s rhythm. Every day the installations are programmed to go on “night scene” from ca kl 24:00-05:00.
To enhance the lighting experience, site 1-6 and Children´s Lights are sounded every day 6/10-28/10 from kl 18-22 and 29/10–6/11 kl 17-22.
1. Lillån – Martina Frattura, based in Portugal.
2. Stampens kvarn – Lina Färje, based in Sweden.
3. Equmeniakyrkan – Linus Lopez, based in India.
4. Allén – David Ghatan, based in USA.
5. Nygrens Handelsgård – Nick Dankers, based in the Netherlands.
6. Christinae kyrkpark – Iris Molendijk & Sara Altelind, based in Sweden.
Highlight: Children´s Lights, Järtas Park, Malin Wallin.
Remember to download the Lights in Alingsås-app to read more about each installation.
There are additional installations to discover along the way (A-D).
Welcome to the Children´s Lights
This year, Children´s Lights will take place in Järtas park. It will be the designer and drama teacher Malin Wallin who will once again be given the task of interpreting this year’s theme and creating a light installation that attracts imagination and reflection.
I believe there are tales whose primary purpose is to remind us of the magic beyond our reason.
I believe that one person’s light can be what dispels another’s deepest darkness.
I believe in wings that can lift the heaviest burden from our hearts.
I believe that a few rays can become a sun together. Let’s call it hope.
In collaboration with Alingsås Energi. A warm thank you to Sparbanken Alingsås who also makes Childréns Lights possible!
Sound/Music: Kristoffer Wallin and Ola Jansson
Technical support/Lighting design: Jan Simon
In collaboration with Snickeribyrån.Picture taken by Patrik Gunnar Helin, 2023.
GENERAL TOURS – BILLETTO.SE
Our guided tours depart from Åmanska parken, Alingsås. Available almost every day. The tour takes about 90 minutes, is about 2 km and our guides will take you through beautiful Alingsås and give you deeper insight into the concept behind each installation. Maximum number: 30 people/tour. These tours are only available in Swedish.
Ticket release in September via Billetto.se, September 8
All tickets must be purchased at Billetto.se or at Alingsås Tourist Office (on Kungsgatan 14) in good time before the guided tour starts.
Adult: 135 SEK*, Pensioner: 110 SEK*, Youth (10-17 years): 100 SEK*, Children (0-9 years): Free. * = Including Billeo’s service fee.
Questions about the festival and the guided tours – daytime
Call Alingsås Energi’s customer service on tel: +46322-617617, (button selection #1). (Open on Mondays kl 09:15-16:00 and Tuesdays to Fridays 09:00-12:30). Questions sent to email@example.com will be answered within 2 working days.
Or, call Alingsås Tourist Office on tel: +46322-616200. (Open Mondays to Wednesdays kl 10:00-16:00 and Thursdays-Saturdays kl10:00-19:00 – 7/10-3/11).
Questions about the festival and the guidad tours – evening time
Hosts are located in Åmanska parken evening time Mondays to Sundays during the festival answering questions v.40-v.44 starting 7/10.
Or, visit Grand Hotel´s reception on Bankgatan 1 (neighbour with Åmanska parken) for questions about the festival after 4 pm Mondays to Sundays (7/10-5/11).
ASSOCIATION AND BUSINESS BOOKINGS – now available
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. These tours are available in Swedish or English.
If you have any questions, call Alingsås Energi’s customer service on tel: +46322-617617, (button selection #1). Questions sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will be answered within 2 working days.
Picture taken by Patrik Gunnar Helin, 2022.
Get all info about Lights to your smartphone
Digital guided tour
You can buy your own digital guide (audio-guide – only available in Swedish) for ca SEK 55 in the Lights in Alingsås app. This option is perfect for you who want to experience the lighting trail on your own or in a smaller company. You choose your starting point and in which order you want to experience the installations, but we recommend that you follow the marked trail on the map.
The app is free and 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. Don’t forget to have your location feature on.
Picture taken by Patrik Gunnar Helin, 2023.
Food, drinks & shopping
Take the opportunity to shop, fika* or eat a warm meal before you go out and discover this year’s installations.
During Light Nights Shopping on October 26, the boutiques in Alingsås are open until kl 20 and 21.
is a Swedish word, for a social cup of coffee break with a cake or bun. The Swedes loves to fika several times a day, long or short, with colleagues, friends or family.
ALINGSÅS GLASSCAFÉ & CRÊPERIE
Serves ice cream from “Lejonet och Björnen”, sweet waffles crêpes, Belgian waffles and galettes.
Lilla Torget 2
Open: Wed-Thue:11-18, Thur-Sun: 11-20.
BOK OCH BORD
Alingså’s only book café.
Färgaregatan 11 A
Open: Mon-Fri: 11-18, Sat: 11-15.
Newly opened café with coffee and fika, hot food and “grab&go” options. Also brunch on Sundays.
Open: Wed: 08-16, Thurs: 08-16, Fri: 10-21, Sat: 10-21, Sun: 10-14.
Women’s clothing, men’s clothing and accessories.
Open: Mon-Fri: 10-18, Sat: 10-16, Sun 11-16.
Restaurant with buffet, coffee/fika and á la carte.
Open: Mon: closed, Tues: 10:30-22:00, Wed: 10:30-23:00, Thurs: 10:30-23:00, Fri: 10:30-24:00, Sat: 10: 30-23:00, Sun: 13:00-19:00. Opening times may change in case of bad weather.
ESTRID & MOA
Children’s clothes second hand. You will find us at Järta’s park (close to Children´s Lights).
Open: Tues: 11-15, Thurs: 11-18, Sat: 10-14.
During the premiere of Lights on Oct. 6, the store is open 17-20.
A traditional Swedish bakery with bread, fika, and pastries.
Open: Mon-Fri: 07-21, Sat: 08-21.
In Ekstedt’s heated and illuminated courtyard, “Live in Alingsås music evenings” are arranged every Tuesday duringLights. At 19.00 to 20.30 – Fri entrance with purchase of fika.
Fashion, beauty, design, sports
Öppet: Mon-Fri: 10-19, Sat: 10-16, Sun: 11-16.
Offers the Light’s package with an overnight stay and dinner. Has a specially composed Lights-menu. You eat the first two courses before the guided tour, and after the tour you eat the dessert.
Open: every day of the week.
LOKALEN – ALINGSÅS SALUHALL
Market hall with charcuterie, delicatessen, restaurant and café.
The shop is open: Wed: 10-18, Sat: 10-16.
The restaurant is open: Mon-Wed: 10-18, Thurs-Sat: 10-22.
MY OWN STYLE
Fashion, interior design and flowers
Open: Mon-Wed: 1018, Thurs-Fri: 10-19 or later some evenings, Sat: 10-16.
During the premiere of Lights, on Oct. 6, the store is open until kl 20 or later.
Offers warming goulash soup, butter fried gnocchi, hot and cold sandwiches and lots of fika.
Opening hours: Mon-Thur: 10-21, Fri-Sat: 10-22, Sun: 11-21.
Clothing – function and fashion.
Open: Mon-Fri: 10-19.
RINGSTRÖMS RESTAURANG OCH CAFÈ
Serves a 3-course autumnal Lights menu with creamy soup, prime rib burger and pie. Also has breakfast and coffee on the menu.
Kungsgatan (entrance outside Gallerian Storken).
Open: Mon-Wed 08:30-19, Thurs 08:30-21, Fri 08:30-22, Sat 10-22, Sun 11-16.
SALLYS RESTAURANG OCH CAFÉ
Breakfast, fika/coffee, lunch, buffet and other goodies.
Open: Mon-Sun: 08 – late.
Glasses, lenses, vision examination and eye health.
Open: Mon-Fri: 09-18, Sat: 09-15.
During the premiere of Lights on Oct. 6, the store is open until kl 20 with offers, balloons and competitions. Kahl’s The & Kaffehandel offers all visitors walking the lighting trail a cup of coffee.
SÖTT OCH SALT
Offers candy, chips, drinks in all its flavors.
Open: Mon-Thurs: 10-21, Fri-Sat: 10-22, Sun: 12-21.
Alingsås Hostel with newly renovated rooms and cafe.
Open hostel: every day of the week.
Open café: Wed-Fri: 14-21, Sat-Sun: 11-21.
Clothes for children in lovely colors and patterns.
Open: Weekdays: 10-18, Sat: 10-15.
During the premiere of Lights on Oct. 6, the store is open until kl 20.Picture taken by Patrik Gunnar Helin, 2023.
Dogs are welcome along the route. Remember to always keep your dog on a leash and supervised.
Picture taken by Patrik Gunnar Helin, 2022.
Transport & Parking
You can easily travel to Alingsås with train from several cities close by. Search for your best tour with the public transport on Västtrafik’s website.
There is plenty of parking in the city center, free or for a fee. For example: Estrad Alingsås, Storken, Vimpeln, Lilla Torget, Stora Torget and Nolhaga.
The lighting trail starts in Åmanska parken, and it´s also where the guided tours starts. Åmanska parken is neighbour with Estrad, Kulturhuset and Grand Hotel on Bankgatan 1 /Bryggaregatan 2, 441 30 Alingsås
Find your way to Alingsås Tourist Office, ticketsale:
Alingsås Tourist Office
Find your way to Alingsås Energi, organizer:
Södra Strömgatan 6
441 81 Alingsås
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). Public toilets close to nature are available in Nolhagaparken.