Although the sparkle remains, Lumiere will look a little bit different this year. To maintain safety procedures and ensure physical distancing, we will not be hosting any street performers/musicians or other programming as in previous years.
Lumiere 2020 will focus on beautiful light art pieces that can be enjoyed safely at a distance via a self-guided experience. In order to reduce the risk of COVID transmission, the duration of the event has been extended over the month of November and will be in multiple outdoor locations in the West End.
All of the light pieces this year will not allow any hands-on interaction with the exception of Prismatica – a stunning art installation in Jim Deva Plaza that can be enjoyed from afar, or spun to create new colours and perspectives. Prismatica will be cleaned throughout the day and thoroughly cleaned and sanitized each morning. Also, visitors are asked to sanitize their hands prior to interacting with the installation, and are encouraged to use their elbow to spin the piece if they interact with it.