Paso Robles Lights (Light at Sensorio)

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Festival highlights

Paso Robles Lights (Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio) features two stunning installations by international artist Bruce Munro – Field of Light and Light Towers. Munro’s largest art­work to date, com­prised of more than 58,800 stemmed spheres lit by fiber optics, gen­tly illu­mi­nat­ing the land­scape in sub­tle blooms of mor­ph­ing col­or that describe the undu­lat­ing land­scape.

Paso Robles Lights

This 15-acre walk-through experience is comprised of over 58,800 stemmed spheres, which are lit by fiber optics. They gently illuminate the landscape, delivering a burst of colors. Visitors can now also experience the latest Light Towers installation, which features 69 towers with over 17,000 wine bottles. You will witness how they beautifully illuminate the entire area with colorful, glowing optic fibers coupled with a musical score.

This fantastic light exhibition is powered by solar, offering an inviting vibe. Visitors can quickly engage with the environment and landscape through the twinkle lights, reflecting creativity, fun, and unity.

Paso Robles Lights

Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio (2023-2024)

Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio (Paso Robles Paso Robles light show) is about the intersection of nature, technology, and art. This event is specifically designed to deliver delight, adventure, meditation, exploration, and entertainment. While it honors the landscape’s natural topography, it offers kinetic, musical, and amusing experiences in one place.

What’s more, you can experience this light festival from March to January. Here is the list of the festival of lights’ opening days:

October 2023 – 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

November 2-4, 2023 – 5 PM to 9 PM

November 5-30, 2023 – 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM

December 2023 – 4:30 PM to 9 PM

January 1-6, 2024 – 4:30 – 8:30 PM

Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio” will continue in Paso Robles, CA. Please check Sensorio’s website for more information: www.sensoriopaso.com

Whether you want to visit Paso Robles Lights alone or you want to bring your favorite travel buddy, friends, or family, the entire experience is memorable is fun. 

Where is Light Show Paso Robles Located and How to Get There 

Paso Robles light show invites everyone to see the city through a colorful, mesmerizing hue. The perfect mix of nature, technology, and art creates a one-of-a-kind destination for relaxation, fun, and entertainment.

This sensory experience is beyond artistry. The light exhibition takes place at 4380 Highway 46 East, Paso Robles, California, United States. 

US 101 Northbound 

If you are traveling from US 101 Northbound, you have to exit Highway 46 and then turn right to continue around 4 miles. Past Eberle Winery, you will find the Paso Robles Lights entrance on the second left.

US 101 Southbound

From Highway 46 East, you need to turn left to continue for approximately 4 miles. You will reach the festival of lights’ entrance on the second left when you pass Eberle Winery.

I-5 Northbound/Southbound

If you are from I-5 Northbound/Southbound, you need to take Highway 46 or 41 Westbound. From there, just past the El Paso de Robles City welcome sign, you have to turn right.

Meanwhile, you can try three ways to get to Paso Robles if you are from another state.

San Luis Obispo

First, you can fly into San Luis Obispo, which is the nearest city. You can find direct flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Seattle. From San Luis Obispo, the travel time is around 40 minutes before arriving at Paso Robles.

Los Angeles or San Francisco

You can get to Paso Robles via Los Angeles or San Francisco. You can go for a rental car for a road trip experience.

From Los Angeles, the driving time will take 3 to 5 hours if you choose Highway One. If you prefer Highway 101, getting to Paso Robles will take 4 hours.

From San Francisco, taking Highway One will give you 6 hours of driving. On Highway 101, it only takes 3 hours.

Amtrak 

If you want a relaxing and scenic way to reach Paso Robles but not the quickest one, you can opt for Amtrak. You can take the rails from San Francisco, which is 6 hours one way, or Los Angeles, which is 8 to 9 hours one way.

Festival of Light Paso Robles

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Field of Lights California – Hotels Nearby

While planning for a Paso Robles trip to witness the light exhibition, ensure to book an accommodation where you can rest after a long day adventure.

Do not pay more!
It is recommended to book a hotel as early as possible, on festival dates the price of hotels in the area increases by more than 25%

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Here are the top options:

  • Adelaine Inn

This inn offers fruits and muffins each morning. It features a flat-screen cable TV in every room. It also provides a cozy atmosphere.

  • The Oaks Hotel & Suites 

This accommodation features an outdoor pool, a restaurant on-site, and a hot breakfast buffet. The rooms are clean and spacious, and the staff is friendly. 

  • Allegretto Vineyard Resort Paso Robles 

This resort hotel is around 1.9 km away from Paso Robles Event Center. It features a restaurant and an outdoor pool.

Paso Robles Lights Sensorio
Light Towers

Light at Sen­so­rio – Festival Hours 

Festival of Light Paso Robles (Light at Sen­so­rio) is a fun way to have bonding moments with your loved one. When you visit Paso Robles, ensure to make the light exhibition part of your bucket list.

Here is a list of the festival of lights’ opening hours:

October 2023 – Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun – 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

November 2-4, 2023 – Thu, Fri, Sat – 5 pm to 9 pm

November 5-30, 2023 – Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun – 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

December 2023 – Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun – 4:30 pm to 9 pm

January 1-6, 2024 – Mon-Sat – 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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How Much It Cost to Visit Sensorio Paso Robles Lights 

One of the best things about Sensorio Paso Robles Lights is that it is an event for all ages. So, you can bring kids also to experience this spectacular event.

Here are the ticket prices:

VIP – $87 to $112

Adult General Admission – $43 online; $49 gate price

Child (3 to 12) General Admission – $22; $11 (Thursdays, Family Night)

Tickets can be purchased online and at the gate.

Field of Light at Sensorio Weather

Navigating the weather for the Sensorio Lights Festival in Paso Robles can be quite a journey, given that the festival runs from March to January, covering various seasons. Here’s a breakdown to help you plan your visit:

March – May (Spring)

Spring in Paso Robles is mild, with daytime temperatures ranging from 65°F to 75°F. Evenings can be cooler, often dipping to the mid-50s. Layering is key during these months. A light sweater or jacket for the evening is advisable, and comfortable walking shoes are a must.

June – August (Summer)

Summers can get hot, with temperatures often rising above 90°F. Evenings are cooler but still comfortable. Light, breathable clothing is recommended for daytime visits, while a light jacket might still be useful for the evening.

September – November (Fall)

Fall brings a mix of warm and cool weather, with daytime highs ranging from 75°F to 85°F and lows dropping to around 55°F in the evenings. Layering is once again advisable, as is bringing a medium-weight jacket for nighttime strolls.

December – January (Winter)

Winters are relatively mild but can be wet. Daytime temperatures range from 55°F to 65°F, while evenings can get chilly, sometimes dropping to the low 40s. A warm jacket and possibly a raincoat would be advisable, along with waterproof shoes.

For all seasons, we recommend comfortable, closed-toe shoes suitable for walking, as the Sensorio Lights Festival spans a considerable area. And while the festival provides a spectacular light display, it doesn’t provide much warmth, so dressing appropriately for the weather will ensure a more comfortable experience.

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Festival of Lighs Sensorio

Where to Eat 

Aside from the Festival of Light Paso Robles and reasonably priced accommodations, another reason that makes Paso Robles a fantastic destination for tourists is the variety of tasty food options.

Here are the top food destinations you should not miss when you visit the city:

  • The Hatch 

This restaurant is famous among locals and tourists. Aside from comfort foods, they also serve tasty cocktails. Do not forget to try their wood-fired rotisserie chicken.

  • Il Cortile Ristorante 

If you love contemporary and upscale Italian cuisine, you should not miss this restaurant. The restaurant offers a quiet and cozy setting. They have a dedicated garden, ensuring that the ingredients are always fresh.

  • Thomas Hill Organics 

This restaurant offers farm-to-table dining. Food lovers can enjoy organically grown lettuce, grass-fed lamb, or locally-made bread. The menu rotates weekly and is available for lunch and dinner every day. On Sundays, they also serve brunch.

More Things to Do in the Area 

Paso Robles is one of the best destinations in California if you love indoor and outdoor activities that you can enjoy with your loved ones. Below are some of the attractions you can visit during your trip:

  • Niner Wine Estates 

This winery features a beautiful tasting room, where you can find tall ceilings, a fireplace, wood and stone structures. It is also one of the city’s most sustainable wineries because of solar power.

  • Franklin Hot Springs 

This hot springs destination features a rustic spring situated in a pool – a lake, basically. You can choose from smaller tubs or larger lake areas. You can also find a beach area.

  • Paso Robles Pioneer Museum 

One of the best ways to understand the city’s history is through a museum. You can visit Paso Robles Pioneer Museum and find tons of artifacts and replicas of historic buildings and transportation systems. While the admission is free, you can also donate. 

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FAQ

1. What Are the Parking Options at Sensorio Lights?

Parking is available on-site at Sensorio Lights. It’s advisable to arrive early, especially on weekends and during peak seasons, to secure a spot close to the entrance.

2. Is Smoking Allowed at Sensorio Lights?

Smoking is not permitted within the Sensorio Lights exhibit. Designated smoking areas are located outside the main festival grounds.

3. Can I Bring My Pets to Sensorio Lights?

Pets are not allowed at the festival, with the exception of service animals that have proper identification.

4. What Is the Cost of Admission?

For ticket information, refer to the festival cost section in this article. It’s recommended to purchase tickets in advance, especially during peak seasons, as the event often sells out.

5. Is Sensorio Lights Wheelchair Accessible?

Yes, the festival is wheelchair accessible. Designated parking and restrooms are available for guests with disabilities.

6. What Food and Beverage Options Are Available?

Sensorio Lights offers a variety of food and beverage vendors, including options for those with dietary restrictions.

7. Can I Take Photos and Videos at the Festival?

Yes, personal photography and videography are allowed. However, commercial or promotional shooting requires prior approval from the festival management.

8. What Safety Measures Are in Place?

The safety of guests is a priority at Sensorio Lights. Security personnel are stationed throughout the venue, and first aid services are available for emergencies.

For more detailed information and updates, it’s best to refer to the official Sensorio Lights website or contact their customer service.

Sources:

https://sensoriopaso.com

https://brucemunro.co.uk/exhibitions/field-of-light-sensorio/

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