In 2020, Wembley had to postpone its outdoor light festival.
But thankfully there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. And the middle. And the beginning. And basically throughout the whole thing. Because this tunnel is Reunion, a beautiful new installation by Kumquat Lab, made up of a series of light arches in different shapes.
If you don’t know what Winterfest is, that’s understandable, because this is only the second year it’s happened. It’s basically a huge outdoor light trail up in Wembley Park, sticking around until early January. It’s completely free, and aside from Reunion, you’ll also see an outdoor illuminated photo gallery celebrating togetherness after the pandemic, and joining on 9th December will be Reflections of the Future, a 100m long mirrored walkway resounding with light and music.
The centrepiece, however, is London’s largest LED tree – this sucker is 25 meters high, and contains over 100,000 colourful individual LED lights. They each pulsate and shift in time as part of a new artwork by local Brent artist, Yoni Alter, and you can walk inside the tree itself.
…so it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
NOTE: Winterfest runs from 25th November until 4th January 2022, and it’s all completely free. You can find out more HERE. If you want to attend the Switch On launch night, you’ll just have to register a ticket right HERE.
Wembley Park | Wembley, HA9
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