for those of you who don’t know, Ramat Gan is a neighbor of the city of Tel Aviv and sometimes also tries to compete with it, this time they succeeded in winning big. The festival of light will begin on April 3, 2023, and will last for about 10 days. The festival will be held in the well-maintained and beautiful national park of Ramat Gan. You must be wondering what can be seen and if it is worth coming.
A bit about the lighting at the festival
The concept of this festival of light is galaxies, so right at the entrance you will get that feeling, the tops of the trees were illuminated using special projectors in shades of blue and purple that put you right into a mysterious atmosphere.
After passing the main gate, you can see the display of the giant sabion flowers that were placed above the lake. Later you will pass by the all-seeing eye and then you will come to the jellyfish in a space that floats above the lake and this is just the beginning….
Continue walking around the lake and then you will reach the area of sculpted flowers and floating lilies (the flower exhibition), after that, you will see two giant displays, the baby on which you can protect your face on it and hands of love, at this stage you will already notice from a distance an incomprehensible movement of light on the giant eucalyptus trees, these are a flock of illuminated birds who arrived for the first time at the lighting festival (huge spectacular display).
Well, there is much more to see and enjoy with all the family and friends and I will share more photos and videos from the festival here
The festival dates – when is the festival of lights
As I mentioned above, the festival starts on 4-3-23 and ends on 4-15-23
– On Sunday-Thursday the flower exhibition, hours: 09:00-23:00, light exhibition, hours: 18:00-23:00
– Fridays the flower exhibition, hours: 09:00-16:00
– Saturdays the flower exhibition, hours: 09:00-24:00, light exhibition, hours: 18:30-24:00
– 5.4 Seder eve, the flower exhibition, hours: 09:00-16:00
– 6.4 End of the holiday Flower exhibition, hours: 09:00-23:00, Light exhibition, hours: 18:30-23:00
– 11.4 Monday evening flower exhibition, hours: 09:00-16:00
– 12.4 Holiday Monday, the flower exhibition, hours: 09:00-23:00, light exhibition, hours: 18:30-23:00
*Starting at 19:00 and every round hour, another light display will be activated which embraces the lake and is synchronized to a soundtrack prepared especially for it.
Where is the festival and how to get there
The festival will take place in the Ramat Gan National Park (Ahad Ha’am Street 1) (Israel) You can arrive by car and park in the 5 parking lots around the park, the organizers of the light festival anticipate that over 300,000 people will arrive, therefore it is possible that the existing parking lots will not be enough and therefore it is recommended to arrive by public transportation, for example with route 140 of the Dan company
How much does it cost???
So those who don’t know the park will think that the entrance costs a lot of money… but no!! Entrance to the festival and the flower exhibition is completely free!!
What do you pay for?
- Parking if you are not a resident of the area
- Food and drink in food trucks
That’s it, now there are no excuses, let’s enjoy the beauty!
The weather during the lights festival
During the festival according to the forecast today, the weather should be very pleasant and on some of the days it will even rain since it is likely that you will arrive in the evening so the weather is already cooler and you should be equipped with a top or a light jacket, it is recommended to check the forecast on the day you arrive because it is one of the Saturdays There is a chance of light drizzle
The Festival Displays
Did I mention light displays? Here are some details about the lights displays and their talented creators
Let’s start with one of the most impressive and large displays at the festival, 2 enormous hands (about 12 meters high) that together form the shape of a heart.
The work was created during the corona epidemic in the United States (Scottsdale Hospital) when the residents of the city wanted to express gratitude and support to the medical teams during the epidemic.
On the display that impressive itself, they created an amazing and mesmerizing video art that cannot be ignored
The display was created by Merav Eitan and Gaston Zahar