Experience San Francisco as a shining gallery of light during the fifth annual Illuminate SF Festival of Light, from Thanksgiving 2017 through New Year’s Day 2018. This year's annual event celebrates 36 dramatic, eco-friendly light art installations – including new iconic works in the Castro and Yerba Buena neighborhoods. Visitors may experience free neighborhood light art tours, artist studio visits and neon walking tours, a stargazing party at the Presidio and more interactive experiences.

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Fifth Annual Illuminate SF Festival of Light Shines a Spotlight on San Francisco.

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Illuminate SF archive
Illuminate SF: Self-Guided San Francisco Light Art Tour Through New Year's Day,, December 13, 2016
Illuminate SF Festival of Light: San Francisco's Afterglow,, December 3, 2016
Lights in the Sky: Inside San Francisco's Illuminated art scene,, July 25, 2016
Where the Lights go on in the City: a Tour of Public Art,, December 10, 2015
Best Holidays Light Shows in San Francisco, December 7, 2015
3rd Annual Illuminate SF Festival Brightens Up Dark Nights,, November 26, 2015
Christmas art tour mixes holiday lights with light sculpture,, December 9, 2014
Illuminate SF Establishes San Francisco as a National Leader in Light Art, Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 18, 2014
Illuminate SF shines a light on San Francisco's glowing artworks,, November 20, 2014
Lighting up Fog City,, December 5, 2013
IlluminArts Walk introduces new "Illuminate SF" Event,, December 5, 2013