Symphony of Lights

Attraction Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Tsim Mong Distict, Hong Kong, China Published on: 05-08-2016

30 mins
08:00 PM - 08:30 PM
08:00 PM
08:30 PM
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Attraction
Nightlife
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People watching (street)
Kids
Free
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Symphony of Lights is a daily spectacular and animated light performance in Honng Kong. This treasured community tradition is a "must-see" especially during the holiday season.

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Why Symphony of Lights is special ?

A Symphony of Lights is a famous laser lights and music show in Hong Kong. It is Hong Kong's tribute to the city and its people, their diversity, energy and vitality. It is presented by the Hong Kong Tourism Commission through organizing 44 skyscrapers and landmarks that lie on the sides of the Victoria Harbor. Through interactive lighting and music show, it shows the vibrancy and glamorous night view of the city. The local Tourism Commission initiated the project in 2004, and it was formally included in the "Guinness Book of World Records'' as the world largest lighting and music show on Nov. 21, 2005.


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What to explore at Symphony of Lights?

With its altogether five themes of the show, it shows the audience an energetic, vibrant and colorful metropolis through its bright and varied colors. You can watch the show on the boat in the harbour.

The music and narration are aired alongside the Star Avenue to the seaside beside Hong Kong Cultural Center and Wan Chai Golden Bauhinia Square Seaside Gallery. The music and narration are sent in several languages. You will be dancing and watching the lighting and music integration.

On some special days, such as some holidays, the Hong Kong Tourism Board may arrange a firework show along with The Symphony of Lights Show.

The New Year Countdown

From 2007, New Year Countdown is held every year in Victoria Harbor on Dec. 31. It starts from 23:40, after a light show on both of the beaches. In the last 20 seconds of the year, fireworks fly up to the sky around the landmark building–the Two International Financial Center–through the countdown. At the moment of the New Year, fireworks fly up from the other 16 skyscrapers beside the harbor. After the countdown, there is a firework show lasting for two minutes. A live show of the activity is on TV and Internet.

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How to get to Symphony of Lights?

1. Avenue of Stars:

Take Hong Kong MTR to East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit J, and follow the signs to the Avenue of Stars and Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront.

2. Golden Bauhinia Square:

Take MTR to Wan Chai Station Exit A5. Walk across the footbridge, go right and pass through the lobby of the Central Plaza, go on walking across the linking overhead walkway, then get down to the ground level. Walk towards the waterfront ahead, and the statue and monument is on the left. It is about a 15mins walk.

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Selling points

  • Symphony of Lights with Musics
  • 15- minute light show
  • Spectacular light performance
  • Great for taking pictures
  • Sparkling night
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  • There are several types of cruises and vessels, they all offer different perks ranging from free drinks and refreshments to full packages including dinner.
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  • You should visit a roof top over looking the Victoria harbor that is perfect for watching the light show
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  • You should bring a raincoat in the nighttime.
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  • It’s quite windy at night, so you should take your coat
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  • Watching from the Promenade is the easiest, there are no tickets to buy, no lines.
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  • Lots of people were already waiting for the show (at HK side) to start. So, It's crowded.
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  • The show lasts for about 15 minutes.
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  • You should get there earlier and stake out your place for best photographs.
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  • You can visit some restaurants nearby and watch the show.
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Starts 8pm. Grab a seat on Kowloon side for best view.

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Nightly show at 8 p.m. on good weather. Better view of the building lights from Kowloon side. Come early to the viewing deck of the HK Cultural Centre.

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Starts at 8pm - get there early for a seat

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Don't expect all the skyscrapers will be shooting lights to the night sky, it's only a light show by the participating buildings accompanied with musics. Plus, be prepared to see a light polluted night sky as the backdrop of the show.Worth visiting coz it's still a grand light show plus you can relax by the harbor enjoying the breeze.Tips: check out the weather forecast coz the show might be cancelled due to bad weather like typhoon.

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A must-see if you're a tourist, a decent show of bright lights around Victoria Harbour, pretty much average and nothing spectacular

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Don't expect all the skyscrapers will be shooting lights to the night sky, it's only a light show by the participating buildings accompanied with musics. Plus, be prepared to see a light polluted night sky as the backdrop of the show. Worth visiting coz it's still a grand light show plus you can relax by the harbor enjoying the breeze. Tips: check out the weather forecast coz the show might be cancelled due to bad weather like

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