Between September 1 and 8, 2022, Vrana Park will transform again into a magical reality thanks to the artistic light installations of SOFIA LIGHTS second edition, part of the Urban Creatures Project. The event is included in the official Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality. This year visitors will be able to immerse themselves in three new light installations – “Megalith”, “Presence” and “Fireflies”. Due to the huge interest in the “Invisible Threads” installation presented last year during SOFIA LIGHTS’s first edition, it will be exceptionally shown once again during this edition.
The starting time of the event in the evenings from September 1 to 8 (including)will be 9:00 PM. The last visitors may enter by midnight, and the installations will go off at 00:30 AM. SOFIA LIGHTS is conceived as an event that will provoke visitors to step out from their daily routine and plunge into a memorable experience engaging all their senses. Installations have no beginning and no end, there is no scenario to follow, so visitors do not need to arrive at 9 PM exactly and can plan their visit for any moment until midnight. Everyone can stroll through the night park with his own tempo and discover the magic in his own way.
Please, read the recommendations and the rules of conduct in the park carefully.
Due to bad weather conditions the event for the second night is cancelled. All the
From September 1 to 8 (including)
Starting time: 9 PM
Ending time for entry of visitors: Midnight
Ending time for installations: 00:30 AM
381 Tsarigradsko Shosse Boulevard
East entrance, from the side of Vrana Forestry (NOT the entrance on Tsarigradsko Shosse
Bus number 505 starts from Orlov Most (Eagles Bridge) and stops in front of the entrance of the event. It has three intermediate stops: Pliska Hotel, St. Anna Hospital, Tsarigradsko Shosse Metro Station.
Changes of bus 505 timetable are possible. For your convenience we would advise to check the exact timetable on the day of your SOFIA LIGHTS visit.
If you arrive by car from Sofia, first you drive along Tsarigradsko Shosse Boulevard in direction Plovdiv, and at the cloverleaf with the ring road you turn back in direction Sofia. You park the car in the places marked for parking in the end right lane of Tsarigradsko Shosse Boulevard, and then you arrive at the central entrance walking along the pedestrian alley shown on the map.
For the convenience of visitors with disabilities handicapping their mobility a parking lot in front of the entrance is provided only for them. The parking has a limited capacity and access to it will be restricted to the number of available free parking places.
Children from 0 to 3: free of charge
Children from 3 to 18: BGN 10
Adults: BGN 20
Disabled persons: free of charge
Tickets are limited in number and when sold out no new ones will not be offered.
Tickets will be sold online through EpayGo and at EasyPay cash desks.
Tickets are purchased for a specific date and they will be valid for that date only.
SOFIA LIGHTS 2022 will make it possible for visitors to plunge into 4 light installations (see installation map). You can walk through the park alleys and pass through or along the very installations. No matter when you come within the installation working hours you will be able to enjoy them. They have no beginning and no end, and have no scenario to follow.
There are two fundamental rules which are a must: no crossing over fences and no touching installation components. Trespassers will be accompanied to leave the event by the security guards.
Please, read carefully the recommendations and the rules of conduct in the park.
No, you do not need to come exactly at the starting time. You can experience the event no matter at what moment you come until midnight.
After 10:00 – 10:30 PM the number of visitors tends to go down, so for people preferring a solitary experience a visit at that time will be more enjoyable.
No, tickets are bought for one specific date and are valid for that date only. If you arrive on
another day you may not enter the event.
Yes, the event is accessible to people in wheelchairs.
For the convenience of persons with disabilities hampering their mobility a parking lot is provided for them only. It is situated in front of the entrance of the event. The parking lot has a limited capacity and access to it will be restricted to available free parking places.
The event is designed to take place under any weather conditions. Should it rain, just dress adequately, take an umbrella or raincoat, and be welcome. Some installations are even more impressive in wet weather.
If it rains, before you go out, check, just in case, the news section of the official website of the event – www.sofialights.com – to see if the organizer has given additional instructions for visitors.
If the meteorological conditions do not allow to hold the event (e.g. hurricane wind, thunder storm and others), refer to the official website of the event –www.sofialights.com – of the event – www.sofialights.com- for further information and organizer’s instructions.
Please, remember that the only official source of information the organizer is responsible for, is the official website of the event – www.sofialights.com.
Please regard any other information source for the event as unofficial and bear in mind that the organizer has no responsibility for the truthfulness of the information they publish and hence for any inconvenience occurring in relation thereto.