Hong Kong Dazzles With Light and Special Effect Shows

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For several years, the Hong Kong Tourism Board has entertained visitors and locals alike with daily light and special effect shows over the city’s Victoria Harbour. This year, they ushered in the holiday season with the unveiling of new enhancements to A Symphony of Lights show and the winter version of the Hong Kong Pulse Light Show. 

The 10-minute A Symphony of Lights show features rays of light shooting into the sky and over the water in rhythm with music from the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. These colorful light beams, lasers and searchlights are sent out from 40 different buildings and locations on both sides of Victoria Harbour, making the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront one of the best viewing points for the show. This year, for the first time, LED panels have been added to several harbor-side buildings to display interactive images and messages to encourage audience participation.

Immediately following A Symphony of Lights show, which starts daily at 8 p.m., will be the wintertime version of the Hong Kong Pulse Light Show. The show features a 3-D projection of a snowstorm that covers the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and “stops time” just until Christmas arrives. During the show, the plaza is blanketed with snow, glowing LED balls, and a giant crystal ball. The Hong Kong Pulse Light Show will run five times per night now through Dec. 28, 2017.

For more information, visit discoverhongkong.com.