Because last year the Fête des Lumières / Festival of Lights (December 7, 8, 9, 10) attracted nearly 4 million visitors, they expect even more this year. There’s so much happening in Lyon right now during the festival, from bright art installations inside venues and outside the buildings in Lyon, to colorful concerts and conferences and experimental student projects, you might want to consult the program here to search what you’d like to see. [Read about the history behind this event]
Another entry to note as part of this festival is the “Vélo’v racing in Lyon,” which is a computer racing game to be played on a huge screen outside at Place de la République, in the 2nd arrondissement in Lyon. The game’s backdrop is the city of Lyon where you can race your bike on the streets of Lyon in real time (or just be a spectator). That event starts today and runs through December 9. Each game allows 4 players at a time, lasts for about 4 to 5 minutes depending on the players and you must be 7 years old or older to play. Open 6pm to 1am. Click here to download the full program of events for the Festival of Lights (in French).