Australian Parliament House, National Portrait Gallery, National Library of Australia, the Museum of Australian Democracy, National Gallery of Australia and Questacon will be illuminated after dark for nights as Enlighten 2016 promises to excite, surprise and thrill locals and visitors.

Head to the Parliamentary Triangle, a hive of activity with live entertainment, a range of free and ticketed events and the much-anticipated Enlighten night noodle markets.

The markets run each night until Sunday 13 March.

As the event expands across the city this year, expect activations at the National Zoo and Aquarium, Canberra Glassworks, National Archives of Australia, Australian Botanic Gardens and the Royal Australian Mint.

Enlighten runs from March 4 – 12, with the main nights of entertainment on tonight, Saturday 5 March, Friday 11 March and Saturday 12 March.