“As a center for creativity, innovation and invention, San Francisco has attracted the world’s most notable light artists like, well, moths to a flame. This year, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, the city’s third annual Illuminate SF Festival of Light shines a light on 27 dramatic, eco-friendly light art installations — accessible by public transit and admission free.
The works come to life at dusk throughout 12 San Francisco neighborhoods with a luminescence that will turn any evening into an illuminating adventure – especially when combined with exploring the city’s world-class museums, galleries, performing arts centers, restaurants, and cultural events along the Embarcadero, in North Beach, SoMa, Potrero, Mission Bay, Bayview, Civic Center, Central Market, Mission, Hayes Valley, Inner Sunset, Golden Gate Park, and even when flying in or out of San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Illuminate SF Festival of Light is presented by the San Francisco Travel Association in collaboration with local civic, arts and cultural partners. This year’s light art celebration includes four guided tours and a guided illuminated bike ride, artist talks and light-centric neighborhood events. More brilliant ideas include buildings brimming with light, exhibits and special events at museums and galleries, and self-guided itineraries.”