A cascade of illuminated whales. A 10-foot dragon with sparkling aqua wings. A twirling rainbow light ball, a giant “Nutcracker” projection, a video window. Tacoma Light Trail has come into being, and over 50 artists, arts organizations, businesses and downtown spaces are collaborating to create it. Drive by the entrance of the Foss Waterway Seaport to see Ghosts of the Salish Sea by Kristian Brevik.

The Tacoma Light Trail is exactly that: a walking or driving trail around Tacoma’s downtown to see light art. The art – which ranges from projection mapping to video, illuminated sculpture and sheer blasts of light – will be visible from the street in over 25 locations every night from 5-9pm Dec. 30, 2020 – Jan. 24, 2021. An accompanying Sound Trail will pair local music, poetry or sound with each light location on the Echoes mobile app.

What: Tacoma Light Trail

When: 5-9pm Dec. 30, 2020 – Jan. 24, 2021

Where: Downtown Tacoma between Hilltop and Dock Street, Wright Park and UWT

Cost: Free

Light Info: A QR code poster at each light spot will link to that page at TacomaLightTrail.org.

Sound Info: The Sound Trail will launch Dec. 30, 2020 on the Echoes app. To access, download the app on iPhone or Android and go to TacomaLightTrail.org/sounds