Canary Wharf Winter Lights festival 2023: When does the exhibition end, how much does it cost and highlights

Tthe Canary Wharf Winter Lights festival is back featuring 22 installations including nine that have never previously been displayed in the UK

Canary Wharf Winter Lights festival is returning to London this year with 22 spectacular light installations in a bid to beat the blues and make the cold, dark nights somewhat brighter during the rest of the winter months.

The outdoor exhibition features a trail of 22 immersive light installations from the UK and international artists. It began on Wednesday, January 18 and runs from 5-10pm daily with food and drink trucks throughout.

The light installation returns for the first time since 2020, and will end on Saturday, January 28. It is London’s largest free to attend light display, with installations featuring nine pieces never previously displayed in the UK.

Highlights of this year’s exhibition include a floating earth, life-sized mammoths and a fibre optic light tunnel. The globe has been created by esteemed artist Luke Jerram which will float in the water of Middle Dock whilst in Wood Wharf.

It can be a family even in the evening as you can all get a bite to eat with a number of food truck pop-ups available. As well as this, many cafes, bars and restaurants are available in Canary Wharf.

Pippa Dale, Senior Arts & Events Manager at Canary Wharf Group comments: “As one of Canary Wharf’s most popular calendar moments, this year is the seventh instalment of Winter Lights and features works which centre around the topical themes of togetherness, climate change and the transfer of data. We’re delighted to welcome 22 fantastic artworks which will transform the extraordinary backdrop of Canary Wharf.”