8 tips for spending darkening nights in the City of Light
1. See the darkness as a possibility
In Jyväskylä you don’t have to stay indoors when the nights get dark and weather gets colder. In Jyväskylä the darkness is not a problem, it is a possibility! Take a thermos flask full of warm cocoa and go outside to enjoy the atmosphere and the beautiful lighting installations. You can use the lighting installations map to plan your evening walk.
2. Go out after sunset
When the sun goes down the lighting installations come alive. The darker nights get, the more amazing the City of Light looks. You can also seek northern lights and beautiful sunsets. You can check here which time the sun goes down.
3. Watch the lights from above
4. Remember to use a reflector!
Even though the lights of Jyväskylä brightens the city and might make you feel safe, remember to use a reflector when there is dark outside. By using a reflector you become a part of the City of Light and protect the most important light installations; you and your loved ones.
5. Participate the City of Light -event
6. Get tuned into the Christmas mood in the Illuminated Christmas Park
During the winter months, the Jyväskylä Church Park becomes an atmospheric Illuminated Christmas Park, which surprises year after year with its more magnificent works of light. In the past, there have been, among other things, huge light reindeers and Christmas balls along with a gorgeous Santa’s light sledge. Take a look at the Illuminated Christmas Park here or on Instagram.
7. Go to a magical Adventure of Light
Adventure of Light gives you the opportunity to go climbing in magical atmosphere in Laajavuori Adventurepark. There is a beautiful lighting in the area of the Adventurepark which makes the climbing an amazing experience full of magic of light. More information of the Adventure of Light will be on Laajis website in the autumn.
8. Enjoy the year-round lighting installations
Did you know that Jyväskylä has over 100 permanent lighting installations? The installations are for example illuminated bridges, parks or works of art. Read the City of Light-project’s coordinator and lighting designer Elisa Hillgen’s lighting tips for visitors to Jyväskylä.
+1. Share your experience!
Remember to share your experience on Instagram using the hashtags #visitjyvaskyla #valonkaupunki #cityoflightJKL