Say Goodbye to the Bay Lights (For Now)

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Hear ye, hear ye: The Bay Lights, the famous Bay Bridge light installation by artist Leo Villareal, will be temporarily removed for maintenance in early March. With a jarring 25,000 LED white lights zipping along 1.8 miles across the bridge, the artwork proved quite the stunner when it was unveiled in 2013.


Should you want to check out the radiance one last time this year, you can do so until March 5. And if you would like to honor said festive lights, head down to the Embarcadero near WaterBar for a public ceremony at 8pm on March 5th or at sunrise on March 6th. The first 1,000 people get a free LED candle. (Because apparently, this is a vigil of some sort.) We're joining the party for the free coffee and pastries that will be served on the patio behind Epic Roasthouse. Members from the San Francisco Symphony will tribute the lights as they dim.

Fret not, the Bay Lights will return in early 2016, just in time for Super Bowl 50, which will befall Levi's Stadium next February (shout out to Tipping Point's Daniel Lurie!).

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