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Winter Light Festival Returns

1/31/2017, 2:54 p.m.
Returning for four straight days, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Portland Winter Light Festival will illuminate even more of Portland’s ...
The Portland Winter Light Festival dazzles visitors near OMSI with innovative light-based artworks and performances.

Returning for four straight days, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Portland Winter Light Festival will illuminate even more of Portland’s cityscape, brilliantly awakening the city in the dark of winter into a glowing tapestry of light, color, artistry, performance and imagination.

Centrally hosted at OMSI and presented by Portland General Electric, this free, all-ages festival celebrates the spirit of winter and warmth of community by showcasing artists who dazzle visitors with innovative light-based artworks and performances.

An extension of the Willamette Light Brigade, over 30,000 attendees enjoyed nearly two dozen artists across the southeast Waterfront last year, a glowing bike ride, silent disco, a light science talk series, performances, and more. This year, 42 visual artist teams and nine light and fire performance troupes have been invited to participate.

Festival hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Parking at OMSI is $5.