<P>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>The 2012 edition of Lyon&#8217;s Light Festival will be held from 6 to 9 December. To announce the event, a video advertisement has been posted online. Every year, the Festival of Lights illuminates the whole city and attracts close to 4 million visitors from all four corners of the globe. The entire city gets involved over the few days, from the <A title="" href="http://www.tcl.fr/en" target=_blank>public transportation </A>network to the <A title="" href="http://www.en.lyon-france.com/" target=_blank>tourism office</A>, to associations of shops and, of course, the organizers.</P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>It is indeed this event that has given Lyon its &#8216;city of lights&#8217; nickname. The metropolis is a pioneer in the field of public lighting and lighting design. In addition to this annual event, Lyon also welcomes <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/fete-des-lumieres/index,p,218,EN.jsp" target=_blank>big names in lighting </A>that have offices in Lyon, such as Philips and EDF. A pole dedicated to lighting has even been created: the <A title="" href="http://www.clusterlumiere.com/?lang=en" target=_blank>Lumi&#232;re Cluster </A>unites and develops lighting know-how in the Rhone-Alpes region.<BR></P>