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Magical Reality in the Park

4 light art installations in Vrana Park from September 1 to 8

Sofia Lights

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.

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Information

WHEN?

From September 1 to 8 (including)

Starting time: 9 PM

Ending time for entry of visitors: Midnight

Ending time for installations: 00:30 AM

WHERE?

Vrana Park

381 Tsarigradsko Shosse Boulevard

East entrance, from the side of Vrana Forestry (NOT the entrance on Tsarigradsko Shosse
Boulevard)

HOW TO ARRIVE THERE?

By bus:

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.

By car:

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.

TICKETS

Children from 0 to 3: free of charge

Children from 3 to 18: BGN 10

Adults: BGN 20

Disabled persons: free of charge

IMPORTANT:

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

No, you may not. The organizer does not change tickets bought for a specific date for another date at your request, neither does he refund the sum of the tickets respectively. What you can do is to check in the social networks whether there are people wishing to change their tickets for other dates or buy your tickets.

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.

The event is suitable for children, however parents will have full responsibility for their children conduct in the park. Please, do not permit and encourage your children to touch, take or break light installation components. Make sure that your children do not pass over the fences set by the organizer for your and their safety sake. Trespassers will be led away by the security guards.
Please, remember that a booked ticket may be bought within 6 hours from booking. Please, organize your time so that you can pay for your ticket within 6 hours from booking.

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.

Rules and recommendations for conduct during Sofia Lights

  1. Please, respect the park and the plant species in it – do not pick, do not break, do not climb and do not litter. Do not throw cigarette buds. It’s forbidden to enter the park with drinks and snacks. Observe the park rules!
  2. Touching, lifting, kicking, breaking and steeling light installation components is forbidden. Trespassers will be led away by the security guards and civil order authorities will be referred to for each individual case.
  3. Passing over the fences and restrictive tapes on the whole territory of the park is forbidden. Trespassers will be led away by the security guards. The organizer has no responsibility for any visitor having passed over the fences.
  4. Parents will have full responsibility for their children and must observe their whereabouts at all times and make sure that they follow the safety regulations and rules of conduct.
  5. The appropriate clothing for an evening experience in the park is: long sleeves and trousers, closed-toed low shoes.
  6. You will be surrounded by nature, so we recommend to use an insect repellent of your choice.
  7. There is a lake in the park. Move around it with caution and do not jump over the fencing.
  8. Visiting the park with a pet is not allowed.
  9. No visitors on bicycles are allowed in the park.
  10. Please observe the up to date measures for physical distancing and in case there is a gathering of people outside your own family circle, we recommend to put on a face mask.
  1. Please, respect the park and the plant species in it – do not pick, do not break, do not climb and do not litter. Do not throw cigarette buds. It’s forbidden to enter the park with drinks and snacks. Observe the park rules!
  2. Touching, lifting, kicking, breaking and steeling light installation components is forbidden. Trespassers will be led away by the security guards and civil order authorities will be referred to for each individual case.
  3. Passing over the fences and restrictive tapes on the whole territory of the park is forbidden. Trespassers will be led away by the security guards. The organizer has no responsibility for any visitor having passed over the fences.
  4. Parents will have full responsibility for their children and must observe their whereabouts at all times and make sure that they follow the safety regulations and rules of conduct.
  5. The appropriate clothing for an evening experience in the park is: long sleeves and trousers, closed-toed low shoes.
  6. You will be surrounded by nature, so we recommend to use an insect repellent of your choice.
  7. There is a lake in the park. Move around it with caution and do not jump over the fencing.
  8. Visiting the park with a pet is not allowed.
  9. No visitors on bicycles are allowed in the park.
  10. Please observe the up to date measures for physical distancing and in case there is a gathering of people outside your own family circle, we recommend to put on a face mask.

Organizers