Practical information

The exact dates for the 2024 festival have not been set yet, but the festival will take place in early to mid December.

Nobel Week Lights 2023 took place 2 – 10 December.

No, attending Nobel Week Lights is completely free!

You can find more information about all of the artworks from previous years from the links in the menu.

Yes! Nobel Week Lights provides free guided tours in multiple languages during the festival period. Check back in late fall 2024 for more information.

All of the artworks are outside. We work closely with the artists and technical staff to ensure that the artworks are able to withstand all of what Stockholm’s winter weather might entail. So far we have never had to close or turn off an artwork due to weather conditions.

about nobel week lights

Nobel Week Lights is an annual light festival lighting up the city during the darkest time of the year. The festival is presented by the Nobel Prize Museum and invites both international and local artists, designers, and students to create large-scale public light artworks. The light installations interpret scientific discoveries, literature and peace work awarded with the Nobel Prize. 


It is a cultural experience that is free and accessible to everyone, taking place during the Nobel Week in December. These installations illuminate the Nobel Prize laureates’ important discoveries in new ways, while at the same time giving the audience the opportunity to see the city of Stockholm and the urban environment with new eyes. 


Nobel Week Lights invites everyone to share a high-quality artistic experience with loved ones.

We continually work with lowering our energy consumption and work predominantly with local vendors to support local businesses and reduce transportation lengths. During the 2022 edition of the festival, new technological solutions contributed to a 40% decrease in energy usage for the artwork at the City Hall compared to previous years. The other installations use an average of only 1 kW and thus consume very little energy.

We take security aspects very seriously. The festival and its security personnel collaborate closely with the City of Stockholm’s security department as well as relevant authorities to create a safe experience for the festival’s visitors.

Nobel Week Lights is presented by the Nobel Prize Museum and in 2023 was supported by the City of Stockholm, The Stockholm chamber of Commerce, FAM, Grand Hôtel Stockholm, Einar Mattsson AB, Fagerhult, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Erling-Persson foundation as well as a range of public and private partners. To see the full partner list, visit the partner page.

Contact us at info@nobelweeklights.se and we will put you in contact with our curatorial team.

Please feel free to reach out to us at info@nobelweeklights.se with any additional questions.