Love lights exhibit to illuminate Prague's Vltava for Valentine's Day

Fifty new displays have been added to the 400,000 energy-saving LED light sculputres currently on exhibit at Prague's Žluté lázně. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 02.02.2023 10:16:00 (updated on 02.02.2023) Reading time: 2 minutes

Žluté lázně, a historic spa area with a 100-year-old history on Prague’s Vltava river has added 50 new exhibits to its outdoor light display this week, organizers Taiko said in a press release.

The new displays featured in The Lights Tell the Story exhibit (Světla vyprávějí) have been added just in time for Valentine’s Day. Visitors can marvel at light elements encompassing a love theme of hearts, cupids, benches, and photo frames.

A photo booth has been added for date-night appeal.

The event organizer says they want to bring the notion that St. Valentine’s Day has its origins in Europe and doesn’t have to be limited to just one day. As such the exhibit will be open until Feb. 28.

"Ideas about love have evolved over time like cultural life itself. How we perceive love today, that its prerequisite is mutual liking or affection, is a relatively recent idea originating from the days of romanticism," said Eva Poláčková CEO of DECOLED, the company behind the installation.

Poláčková adds that the exhibition offers new photo corners and other visually appealing motifs ideal for a romantic walk.

Associated events will include a dating night as well as illuminated boat rides on the weekend, departing from the Žluté lázně pier in Podoli.

The Lights Tell the Story exhibit (Světla vyprávějí) opened in November 2022 with a holiday display made of 400,000 energy-saving LED lights and featuring 3D sculptures of wintry images along the waterfront.

Opening hours are from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Refreshments are available as are discounts for children. The basic entry is CZK 250.

Light displays are having a moment in Prague

In Prague 6, Lumina Park Prague is a 1.5-kilometer walk through Džbán that's illuminated with effects inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Presented last year in Polish cities, it debuted in Prague in November and is open through February. Also opening in late 2022, the Lumia interactive gallery is an exhibition of digital on Celetná street 15 in Old Town that features the work of digital artists.

The annual Signal Festival taking place in the Czech capital since has become the most visited cultural event in the Czech Republic. In 2022, 500,000 people attended the festival's illuminated routes.

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