Bruges Winterglow 2020
Magical Winter Glow light trail in Bruges
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Visitors find hope and connection in enchanting Bruges city centre
A wondrous winter experience: that´s what the second edition of Winterglow is all about. And once again it promises to be a delightful experience. Connection is the theme word of this second edition. The very thing we´ve all been craving after these long, lonely months. Winter Glow and its new lights trail allow us to feel connected with one another, the city and its rich history – all from a safe distance.
In this way, the City of Bruges builds on last year's first and extremely successful edition. This year's edition will be a reduced version, adapted to the current corona situation with a lot of safety measures. There will be more focus on walking and discovering along a mapped out route throughout the city. For content and design, Painting with Light worked closely together with Bruges artists, youth organizations, schools, and cultural associations.
With its numerous bridges, gates, and parks, the historic center of Bruges forms the ideal backdrop for Wintergloed, where visitors stroll in magical surroundings. A handy app guides the visitors through the entire route, where everyone can get on or off wherever they want.
Luc Peumans concludes:
"It was challenging for the Painting with Light team to create one whole picture together with so many different works and parties and to guide the visitors through the course in a corona-safe way. We had to follow the rhythm of the public spaces without creating additional obstacles. And then there are different layers of storytelling to attract visitors and hold the visitors' attention. We are very satisfied to finish this difficult year (for all of us) in a beautiful way with a wonderful project that everyone can enjoy".