The Bay Lights: Grand Lighting Ceremony
The Bay Lights is an iconic light sculpture designed by internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal. This stunning fine arts experience will shine from dusk to midnight for two years on the San Francisco Bay Bridge West Span, starting with the Grand Lighting on March 5, 2013.
Seven times the scale of the Eiffel Tower’s 100th Anniversary lighting, The Bay Lights is the world’s largest light sculpture, 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high.
Using 25,000 white individually programmed LED lights, artist Leo Villareal will create complex algorithms and patterns in a dazzling display across the bridge’s west span.
>> Best Viewing Area: Anywhere with a view of the northern side of the west span of the Bay Bridge (the SF side) – like along the Embarcadero, Ferry Building or Treasure Island.
The Bay Lights Grand Lighting Ceremony
March 5, 2013, 9pm Lighting
8:00 p.m. The Embarcadero Pier 7
Warm up with free hot chocolate and churros (while supplies last) as you wait for The Bay Lights unveiling, courtesy of Michael Chiarello’s new Embarcadero Pier 5 restaurant Coqueta.
9:00 p.m. Lights On for The Bay Lights
Witness the birth of the largest LED light sculpture in existence—check out Marin and San Francisco restaurants, hotels, cafés and public places with the best views here – but anywhere along the waterfront north of the bridge should be a great spot.