When the days are at their shortest, Winter Lights is a unique experience that will light up the darkness. Start a new holiday tradition this festive season with a visit to Winter Lights.
Enjoy an unforgettable afternoon or evening walking through spectacular light installations, and experience the beautiful grounds of Gunnebo House and Gardens in a completely new way. Perfect for visitors of all ages.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Guests will be able to completely immerse themselves in light and sound over a 1.5 km walking trail, with the option to stop and enjoy seasonal refreshments from carefully selected food and drink stalls along the way.
– An approximately 1.5 kilometre walk
– Over a dozen large light installations
– Additional light effects & atmospheric sound
– Stop at food and drink stalls & treat yourself to something delicious
– Accessible & perfect for all ages
– Time slots to prevent crowding & provide a better experience
– A sparkling range of Winter Lights-themed souvenirs and gifts
– Högkvalitativa mat- och dryckesupplevelser, alltid med hållbarhet i åtanke
The trail takes approximately 90 minutes, but guests are welcome to stay longer.
Några av våra ljusinstallationer
HYPER SPACE TUNNEL
Start your walk by passing through Gunnebo’s stunning treillage, now dressed in warming lights. You’re embraced by the light – find peace and leave your everyday life behind. Your journey into Winter Lights begins…
All that's concealed by darkness is brought to life, and the light allows us to see the beauty of the forest with new eyes. If you look closely enough, you may catch a glimpse of the forest's inhabitants.
The light drips from the branches of the trees, and the forest is filled with mystery and magic. It's like looking into a fairy tale, where the air vibrates with a multitude of fantastic mythical creatures.
As the trail finishes, guests are treated to a spectacular grand finale of colourful light, projections and music, making the south side of the beautiful Gunnebo House and Gardens come to life in the darkness.
WHAT IS WINTER LIGHTS?
Gunnebo House and Gardens’ history and surroundings come to life through over a dozen large light installations. Stunning light effects and atmospheric soundscapes make every step of the approximately 1.5 kilometre walk a unique and magical experience. Additionally, you can stop along the way and enjoy a seasonal refreshment from one of our carefully selected food and drink stalls.
IS IT SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE?
No age limit. Winter Lights is a unique experience for all ages. Whether you are a group of friends or with the whole family, everyone will have an unforgettable experience at Winter Lights. Please note that Gunnebo is a cultural reserve and partly hilly.
WHEN IS WINTER LIGHTS?
Opens: November 17, 2023
Closes: January 7, 2024
Open: Nov 17-19, Nov 24-26, Dec 1-Jan 7 (Closed Dec 24 and 31)
Opening hours: 3:20 PM - 10:00 PM
Last entry: 9:00 PM
TICKETS AND PRICES
Prices: From 185 SEK (child) and 280 SEK (adult).
See full prices on Eventim where you can also buy tickets directly.
HOW DO I BOOK TICKETS?
You purchase tickets via Eventim, which is the official ticket seller. First, select the date and time, and then select the number of tickets.
You can also purchase a personalised gift card to Winter Lights.
PURCHASE GIFT CARD
WHY DO I NEED TO DECIDE WHEN I WILL VISIT IN ADVANCE?
To provide all visitors with the ultimate experience and at the same time protect the beautiful environment, we have limited the number of visitors on-site at the same time.
CAN I BUY TICKETS ON-SITE?
As tickets are valid for different days and times, we recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance. To make the experience as sustainable as possible, tickets can only be purchased digitally.
CAN I CHANGE THE DATE AND TIME ON MY TICKET?
If there is availability, the date and time can be adjusted. Contact the ticket provider Eventim for further assistance. Some administrative fees may apply.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I ARRIVE EARLIER/LATER THAN MY BOOKED TIME?
Plan your visit according to the time you booked. We may ask you to wait if you are too early, as we have a limited number of visitors at each time slot. If you miss your booked time, we may ask you to wait until we have space for you. We cannot guarantee a spot if you do not arrive at the scheduled time, and purchased tickets may be used without being able to see Winter Lights.
I CAN'T FIND MY TICKETS
Log in to your account on Eventim with the information you provided when purchasing. Your tickets will be there.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
For help with your tickets, please contact Eventims Support.
HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I PLAN FOR MY VISIT?
Winter Lights takes about 90 minutes to experience in its entirety, but you are welcome to stay longer.
WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?
Plan to arrive at the entrance at the time stated on your ticket.
HOW DO I FIND WINTER TRAILS?
Gunnebo Slott och Trädgårdar
Christina Halls väg
431 36 Mölndal
GPS coordinates: N 57º 39.497 E 12º 3.751
GETTING TO GUNNEBO SLOTT OCH TRÄDGÅRDAR
Here you will find information on how to get to Gunnebo House and Gardens by car, public transportation, and bicycle.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION - THE OBVIOUS CHOICE
The nearest bus stop is Gunnebo Park, from which a 0.9 km walk along John Halls väg will take you through beautiful surroundings to Gunnebo.
– Bus 753 Heden-Mölndal via Helenedal. Travel time from Korsvägen is about 15 minutes. NOTE! Bus 753 to Mölndal via Chalmers takes about 50 minutes, instead choose bus 753 to Mölndal via Helenedal for a shorter travel time.
– From Mölndal station, take bus 753 towards Heden via Helenedal, travel time is about 10 minutes.
Plan your trip with Reseplaneraren
Gunnebo House and Gardens is signposted both from E6 (Lackarebäcksmotet) and Riksväg 40 westward (Mölnlyckemotet). When you have driven about 100 meters on John Halls väg, you are inside the Gunnebo cultural reserve. No unauthorized motor vehicles may be parked or driven in the gardens for safety and space reasons.
We encourage everyone to carpool if you come by car. It is much more sustainable and the number of parking spaces is limited.
BY BUS (GROUPS)
Groups arriving by bus can stop at the bus stop "Runde sten" on John Halls väg. This is the closest way to Winter Lights, but please note that it is uphill for pedestrians. No parking of buses at this location.
There are several parking lots at Gunnebo House. Please note that the number of parking spaces is limited. Plan your trip so that you have time to park.
Runde sten, Code: Gunnebo (31236)
Björkallén, Code: Gunnebo (31236)
Rådasjön, Code: Gunnebo (31236)
Lantgården, parking only for the disabled. Code: Gunnebo - Lantgården (31237)
Do not leave valuables in your car.
There are parking meters at each parking lot that are managed by Mölndals parkering.
The area code is: 31236.
Payment methods: app, mobile, Mastercard, and VISA.
WHERE DO WINTER LIGHTS BEGIN?
The entrance and ticket scanning are both located in the avenue on the way up to the house from Runde Sten. This is also where the end of the trail and exit are located.
WILL THERE BE TOILETS?
There will be toilets located at selected areas around the park. There will also be toilets adapted for wheelchairs. Please ask at the entrance upon arrival for their location.
WILL THERE BE A CLOAKROOM OR STORAGE FACILITY?
There will not be a possibility to leave anything on site.
CAN I BRING MY PET?
Unfortunately, Winter Lights is not suitable for pets such as dogs. Even though the event is taking place in a park, there will be large crowds and gatherings that not all pets can handle. The light installations may also blink and change colors rapidly and will be accompanied by various sounds. Please leave your pets at home where they feel safe.
CAN I TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS?
You are welcome to take as many photographs as you like and share them for private use. Please feel free to use the hashtag #WinterLights.
I AM A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER. CAN I ALSO TAKE PICTURES WITH MY PROFESSIONAL CAMERA?
All professional photography needs to be approved by Winter Lights beforehand. Please contact us via email before your visit.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
Winter Lights is a safe event to visit. We take safety and security very seriously. We have hosts and guards stationed at several fixed locations as well as hosts who move around the entire Winter Lights area. You will easily recognize them by their clothing and friendly demeanor.
WILL THERE BE LOUD VOLUMES AND FLASHING LIGHTS?
Some light installations are fixed in their glow and color, while others blink and change colors. Music and sound will also be present throughout Winter Lights, but always within the guidelines set by the Public Health Agency.
I WANT TO VISIT GUNNEBO HOUSE AND GARDENS
To visit the beautiful Gunnebo House and Gardens outside of Winter Lights, you need to plan a separate visit. All information can be found here.
Winter Lights is planning to include a wheelchair accessible pathway. Keep in mind however, that the Gunnebo cultural reserve is partly hilly and it can be difficult to get around on wet and snowy ground.
If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact us at email@example.com.
Companions always have free entry and do not need to purchase a ticket.
Guide dogs are welcome at Winter Lights.
Signage and maps
There are four major entrance signs to the area that have maps: one at Runde sten, one at Stensjöns parking lot, one at Rådasjön's handicapped beach, and one at the parking lot at the beginning of Christina Hall's road.
Accessible parking is available at Lantgården. See details under Parking above.
Will there be food and beverages available at Winter Lights?
We will offer a wide selection of food and beverages at Winter Lights. Right now, our team is creating a fantastic menu for all tastes and preferences. Whether you're hungry or just looking for a snack, we'll be able to serve you something magical.
Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options will be available at selected locations on Winter Lights.
You can find more information on our website and social media as it becomes available.
I don't eat animal products. Is there anything tasty for me to eat?
Absolutely, and as always at our events, there will be a wide range of vegetarian and vegan menus available.
We will provide alternatives for the most common allergies. However, as this is a temporary event, we cannot always guarantee menus for all allergies.
Can I bring my own food and beverages?
No outside food and beverages will be allowed. If you have specific dietary requirements due to illness, you will be able to bring it in with a doctor's certificate.
Water bottles are allowed. The bottle should be transparent and have a cap.
Merchandise & other items
Along Winter Lights and at selected locations, there will be sales of crafts, interior design details, and of course, products with a Christmas theme. In addition, there will also be a nice selection of souvenirs from your experience at Winter Lights, all with sustainability in mind.
You can find more information on our website and social media as it becomes available.
You will be able to pay with the most common credit and debit cards, and in some cases, with Swish.
Please note that we do not accept American Express or cash.