The first edition of the festival in Saint-Petersburg took place in April 2016, as a dedication to 260 years anniversary of the Alexandrinsky Theatre. With the help of 3D-mapping technology the facade of the city’s oldest theatre, as well as other monuments of the architectural ensemble of the Ostrovsky square, were involved in a game of light, music and optical illusions.
In November 2016 the autumn festival of light represented a series of shows on the facades of the architectural masterpieces of Saint Isaac’s square — Mariinsky Palace and Saint Isaac’s Cathedral. The main character of the shows was the magnificent Saint-Petersburg — its history, legends and images, its soul and memory. The festival was the climactic point of the celebration of the Unity day and got a historical record of 3D-mapping height: 101.5 meters. The project was seen by more than 400 thousand people.
In April 2017 the light shows were held at a new venue — Saint-Petersburg Arena — a new sports facility that will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. No wonder that the main theme of the shows were football, its history in the world and the unique place it has in Saint-Petersburg’s life.