Villa de Leyva’s Festival of Lights

2021 – 34 Villa de Leyva’s Festival of Lights

Start date: December 07, 2021
End date: December 08, 2021

During the evenings, visitors can walk around the streets of Villa de Leyva, which are filled with light during December, and enjoy this festival, aimed at families and friends to celebrate the tradition of lighting up small candles and lanterns that every December 7, commemorates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and marks the true beginning of the Christmas season in Colombia. It was created in 1986, and it is in Noche de las Velitas when the best-handcrafted fireworks companies of the country come together to present a wonderful and unique spectacle and compete for the best show based on luminosity, height, sound, and duration of their fireworks. It offers a varied program with exhibitions of painting, choirs, and other activities.

Below you will find the detailed schedule for “Villa de Leyva’s Festival of Lights” (Available only in Spanish).

2019 – POSTERS & SCHEDULE

Festival de Luces de Villa de Leyva 2019

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Presentación de Músicas Tradicionales de la Escuela de Música de Villa de Leyva

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Presentación Musical a cargo del Grupo de Danzas de la Empresa Comestibles Ricos S.A. Súper Ricas

​8:00 pm
Presentación Juegos Pirotécnicos
Polvorería Trebol – Tinjacá
Polvorería Grillo – Cali
Polvorería Boyacense – Tunja
Espectáculos Pirotécnicos Mariposa – Bucaramanga
Polvorería Comercializadora Zuluaga – Melgar
Polvoreria Arte y Fuego – Bogotá
Polvoreria Lara – Chiquinquirá
Polvoreria El Vaquero Show Piromusical

​9:15 pm
Presentación Orquesta de Lucho Bermúdez

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Compañía de Danzas Danzalma y Grupos Raíces Andinas

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Presentación Coros Escuela de Música Santa Maria de Leyva
Coro Santa Maria de Leyva
Coro Amonitas

7:00 pm
Presentación musical del Coro invitado Cantata del Café

8:00 pm
Presentación Juegos Pirotécnicos
Polvoreria Lara – Chiquinquirá
Polvoreria Grillo – Cali
Polvoreria Hoffman – Bogotá
Polvoreria Trébol – Tinjacá
Polvoreria Epicol – Chiquinquirá
Polvoreria Efectos Luminosos – Bogotá
Espectáculos Pirotécnicos Mariposa – Bucaramanga
Polvoreria Pirotécnica La Sierra – Sáchica
Polvoreria El Vaquero Show Piromusical – Soacha

Homenaje Ciclista Boyacense a cargo de Polvoreria Lara

10:00 pm
Presentación Musical Dragón y Caballero
Presentación cantante Peter Manjarres ofrecimiento de la Gobernación de Boyacá

​SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Presentación Banda Sinfónica El Carmelo de Villa de Leyva ganadora del primer puesto en la modalidad mayores en el Concurso Nacional de Bandas en Anapoima Cundinamarca

8:00 pm
Presentación Juegos Pirotécnicos
Polvoreria Lara – Chiquinquirá
Polvoreria Trébol – Tinjáca
Polvoreria Epicol – Chiquinquirá
Polvoreria Boyacense – Tunja
Pirotecnia Colombia
Polvoreria Expopirotécnicos
Polvoreria El Vaquero Show Piromusical

9:00 pm
Presentación Musical El Son de Sophia

RECOMMENDATIONS TO ASSIST AND ENJOY SAFELY VILLA DE LEYVA’S FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

​Remember, the fireworks show requires gunpowder combustion, so it is not recommended for asthmatic people, people with respiratory problems, and/or cardiac diseases.

​Remember, it will be crowded. This event is not recommended for women in pregnancy and older adults with mobility problems.

HELP US WITH THE TRAFFIC CONGESTION

​If you are planning to come by car, check the road plan before entering Villa de Leyva.

Identify public parking and avoid entering the historic center with your vehicle.
The entrance of strollers to the main square will not be allowed.

NOTE: The start of the firework show will be subject to weather conditions.

FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL

  1. ​For your safety, wear glasses to prevent falling splinters in your eyes.
  2. Respect fireworks’ protection fence areas and watch for the burning of the gunpowder.
  3. As the lighting up of candles on the floor prevents/blocks people from walking, it is not allowed during the show’s length. Also, it is highly recommended not to sit on the floor.
  4. Balloons filled with helium or other flammable gases are prohibited.
  5. Pets will not be allowed into the Plaza Mayor.
  6. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  7. Remember, the combustion of gunpowder emits toxic gases. Therefore the show is not recommended for asthmatic people, people with respiratory problems, and/or cardiac diseases.
  8. Remember, it will be crowded. This event is not recommended for women in pregnancy and older adults with mobility problems.
  9. If you plan to come by car, check the road plan before entering Villa de Leyva, identify public parking, and avoid entering the historic center with your vehicle.
  10. Strollers will not be allowed into the Plaza Mayor.
  11. The fireworks show will start at the scheduled time, however, it is subject to the weather conditions.
  12. Once Plaza Mayor reaches the capacity allowed by the security agencies, no more people will be allowed to enter.
  13. ​There will be zones exclusives for the use of pedestrians. Please, do not park or drive on them.

These recommendations are for your safety, keep them always present.

PREVIOUS YEARS POSTERS

Festival de Luces de Villa de Leyva 2018

Festival de Luces de Villa de Leyva 2017

Festival de Luces de Villa de Leyva 2016

Festival de Luces de Villa de Leyva 2015

Festival de Luces de Villa de Leyva 2014

Festival de Luces de Villa de Leyva 2013

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