A Magical Winter Light Festival Is Coming To Wembley Park This November

Wembley Park’s ‘Winterfest’ will be a wild ride for the senses.

Winterfest, Wembley Park’s beautiful immersive winter light trail, was a lovely addition to the capital last year – and now, it’s making a comeback in 2020! Following the successful run last year, Winterfest will launch on November 26, and use artworks that combine lights, sound and touch to create an incredible, multi-sensory experience. Best of all, it’s entirely free to visit.

‘Sonic Runway’, one of last year’s best-loved installations. Photo: Chris Winter

In recognition of the dramatic year we’ve had, the theme of Winterfest 2020 will be ‘United in Light’. Aiming to bring joy to the Wembley Park community, and London as a whole, the family-friendly trail is a celebration of unity and hope – things we definitely need in the wake of the pandemic.

Photo: Chris Winter

Chief amongst the Winterfest displays is a specially commissioned site-specific artwork called ‘Reflections of the Future’. It’s an audio-visual installation which makes use of mirrors and LED posts to mesmerise guests, creating joyful illusions that will fill Olympic Way. At 100 metres long, it’s unmissable in pretty much every sense of the word!



Making a return from last year is ‘The Hopeful Tree’, also known as London’s tallest ever LED Christmas tree. Standing at 25-metres tall, the tree is made up of over 100,000 low-energy coloured lights, and will sport a new digital art commission this year. Visitors can walk inside the artwork and admire the hypnotic, unpredictable movements of the lights – you’ll find it on Wembley Park Boulevard outside the London Designer Outlet.

‘The Hopeful Tree’. Photo: Chris Winter

A wander around Winterfest certainly won’t be short of Instagrammable moments, with plenty more enchanting artworks to be found here. Winterfest will run from November 26 until January 17, 2021, and will be illuminated from 12-10pm every day. A much needed injection of light and colour into our year, for sure!

Winterfest is free to attend. More info here.

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