The Festival of Lights, Lyon
For a truly magical experience, visit Lyon during the city's annual Festival of Lights. The official date of the Festival of Lights is the 8th December, but the celebrations take place four days around this date, so book your Lyon accommodation at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lyon to make sure that you don't miss a minute of this amazing event.
During the festival, which takes place as a sign of gratitude to the Virgin Mary, Lyon residents place candles on the windowsills of their homes and a whole range of light-themed events take place across the city. More than 4 million people visit Lyon each year to participate in the festival, so make sure you book your accommodation well in advance.
Highlights of the Lyon Festival of Lights
A visit to Lyon during the Festival of Lights is the perfect way to warm up for the holiday season. As well as being able to enjoy the sight and smell of cinnamon-coated candles burning in private homes, you can soak up the festival atmosphere at a number of different public events.
Buildings like the Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière are illuminated for the duration of the festival and a light display is held each year at the Place des Terreaux. You'll also be able to see installations and light shows throughout the city, so you can immerse yourself in the event wherever you are.
Enjoy the Festival of Lights with Radisson Blu Hotel, Lyon
The upscale Radisson Blu Hotel, Lyon is situated in the heart of the city, within easy reach of Lyon Old Town and other attractions, so it's the ideal choice for anyone looking for accommodation in Lyon for the Festival of Lights.