Solas at Corkmas

SOLAS at Corkmas: Winter Lights experience 

This year, Milestone worked with Cork City Council to design and produce SOLAS, a large-scale public interactive lighting experience in the plaza in Emmet Place

SOLAS was the centrepiece of Corkmas, a new festive campaign for Cork, which is aimed at increasing footfall to the city over the festive period and growing the number of people who avail of its retail, hospitality, and cultural offering by ultimately making the city a destination at Christmas.

CE of Cork City Council, Ann Doherty said “Corkmas is about supporting local and celebrating, discovering, and re-discovering the many experiences, and traditions, new and old, that make Christmas time in Cork so unique.

The SOLAS light and sound experience ran every day from November 17th to December 21st, from 4pm to 11pm daily. 

The installation was a  mesmerising  360* light show where a canopy of overhead orbs create and diffuse a rainbow of colour in time to the music. The public could conduct the illuminations via a state of the art, interactive touch screen and watch Emmet Place light up!

Each weekend from November 24th to December 17th, Emmet Place and SOLAS was also the site of a hub of family friendly Christmas fun, with a host of musical performances, Christmas singalongs and festive entertainment.