This Christmas Medellín will shine in every street, park, neighborhood and village with thirty-five thousand luminous figures made by hand by artisans, and 26 million LED bulbs.   To make Medellín an unforgettable city at Christmas, 162 people, including 94 artisans, and 60 are mothers head of family, are responsible for developing the figures that will fill the city with color.  

Colombia, magical paradise of light at Christmas

This year will be a tribute to the Colombian nature and its rich biodiversity, with the Paisa lighting, taking into account that Colombia is the first nation in the world in birds and orchids; the second in plants, amphibians and butterflies; the third in palms and reptiles and the fourth in mammals.   Thousands of light bulbs will invite to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the fauna and flora, and apart from captivating visitors with the beauty of their designs, the lighting of Medellín seeks to represent the magic of Colombian nature.   

The Light Route

This year the community and visitors are invited to tour the city, Medellin will have different public spaces with free entry, where coexistence and socialization will prevail. For the third time, the central node of the lighting is located in the Preaue Norte and from there begins the journey through Carabobo Norte, the Medellín Center, the Main Parks of the 16 districts of the city, Las Palmas Avenue, the avenue The Beach, The Tranvía de Ayacucho, the Paseo Bolívar, the EPM Building, the Parque de los Pies Descalzos and the Carrera 70.   

Christmas Program 2018

From November 30th, 2018 to January 7th, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m., the lighting will be turned on in Medellín, the city will have:  

  • The  traditional parade of  Miths and Leyends.
  • Most arranged block competitions
  • The artists street.


  • Christmas and musical festivals
  • Artistic runners
  • The Arví Park and the corregimientos will aslo have  lighting.

          Heads up: The entrance to the North Park is free in this season, to make uses of mechanical tractions you must buy a ticket.   Do you want to do the tour? Do clic here