In Pictures: Winter Lights festival returns to London for first time since 2020

The award-winning Winter Lights festival has returned to London for the first time since 2020, illuminating Canary Wharf with a spectacular collection of more than 20 installations.

The festival’s seventh year promises to leave the dark winter evenings aglow in an event running until January 28.

It showcases installations by some of the most innovative light artists from across the globe, with some new commissions alongside pieces never before seen in the UK.

Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights festival
Permafrost – Sleeping Giants by Fisheye (Matt Alexander/PA)
Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights festival
The family of giant mammoths was on view at Riverside (Matt Alexander/PA)
Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights festival
Kate Bailey and Lowri Harries with Floating Earth by Luke Jerram (Matt Alexander/PA)
Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights festival
Plamedie Poto-Poto looking at in[visible] by Daniel Popescu (Matt Alexander/PA)
Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights festival
The Stars Come out at Night by Stellar Projects (Matt Alexander/PA)
Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights festival
Fragmented Appearances by Gertjan Adema (Matt Alexander/PA)
Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights festival
Martine Basson looking at Anima by ELISAVA (Matt Alexander/PA)
Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights festival
Out of the Dark by Tom Lambert (Matt Alexander/PA)
Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights festival
Toriod by This is Loop (Matt Alexander/PA)
Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights festival
Emergence by This is Loop (Matt Alexander/PA)