One of the largest light festivals in the world, the Pingxi Lantern Festival sees thousands of floating lanterns set alight into the sky – once treated as an indication that a town is safe. Many stalls will retail with lanterns on which you can write your personalised messages, before it is lit up and sent into the sky collectively from 6:30pm (happens three times an hour until 9.30pm).
When: Every February
Where: Taipei, Taiwan
9. Vivid Sydney
A light festival where art, technology and commerce converge, Vivid Sydney is an annual outdoor light
festival with featured performances from local and international musicians, and public talks from the creative thinkers. As the city transforms into another magical world, you’ll see the Sydney Opera House and others light up in the evening, alongside large-scale illuminations, laser light shows and 3D mapping projections. There will also be a series of immersive light art sculptures on trails through waterside precincts of the Royal Botanic Garden, Darling Harbour and beyond.
When: 26 May – 17 June 2023
Where: Sydney, Australia Other light festivals in Australia that are worth a visit
Other light festivals in Australia that are worth a visit: BrisFest Lights Up