Plane For Loader
Plane for loader

One of the most iconic parts of Hong Kong is the Symphony of Lights. Through its five Themes (Awakening, Energy, Heritage, Partnership, and Celebration), it walks spectators through the territory’s history, cultural diversity, and vibrant energy as well as the richness of its heritage and the unified partnership of both sides of the harbor. It’s a must-see when you visit Hong Kong and, thankfully, catching the show isn’t difficult so you can easily include it in your itinerary.

 

 

When and Where Does It Take Place?

The Symphony of Lights takes place in Victoria Harbor and involves more than 40 buildings on both sides of the harbor. You can see it from almost every part of the city, although there are several places that offer the best possible view. One of these vantage points is the Avenue of Stars, which is located on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. Sightseeing ferries that cross Victoria Harbor also offer excellent views of the spectacle, so it would be advantageous if you could grab a ride on one.

 

The Symphony of Lights happens every day at 8:00 P.M. (UTC+8). The event is canceled only when the Hong Kong Observatory declares a Red or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number 3 (or above) at 3:00 P.M. onwards. National emergencies can also cause the suspension of the event.

 

 

What Should You Expect?

Regular firework shows pale in comparison to the Symphony of Lights. Tagged as the largest permanent light and sound show in the world by the Guinness World Records, the Symphony combines laser lights, pyrotechnics, and music — all rolled into one fantastic and breathtaking spectacle that lasts for 13 minutes. The show is even more impressive during Christmas, Chinese New Year, and other holidays since special fireworks are added to the list.

 

The eye-catching lights and pyrotechnics will surely grab your attention, and just watching them is more than enough to blow your mind. But, if you want, you can also listen to the live narration that accompanies the spectacle at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront or at the outdoor area near the Golden Bauhinia Square. The narration is available in English on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, while it’s spoken in Mandarin on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Sundays are reserved for Cantonese narration. If you get a local mobile phone during your stay in Hong Kong, you can dial 35-665-665 to listen to the English narration or 35-665-668 for the Mandarin narration (mobile service charges will apply).

 

The spectacle usually attracts large crowds, so you’ll want to arrive a few minutes early to grab a great vantage point. Take note that the Symphony of Lights is completely free to the public, and you don’t need to buy an admission ticket to enjoy it. Be wary of people who approach you and ask if you’d like a Symphony of Lights ticket!

 

 

Include the Symphony of Lights in Your Itinerary

If you’re booking a Hong Kong holiday package, you won’t need to make special preparations to enjoy the Symphony of Lights during your stay. Just find a great vantage point that lets you clearly see the lights and fireworks and listen to the narration, and you can easily enjoy the spectacular 13-minute show that will make your Hong Kong trip more memorable.

 

 

Hong Kong - Where To Stay View All

Book Hong Kong Hotels with Best Deals

Park Hotel Hong Kong

Reviews

Park Hotel Hong Kong offers the ultimate in accessibility, comfort and relaxation. The Park Hotel Hong Kong is within 5 minutes walking of The MTR Subway only 10 minutes driving from the Kowloon Stati

Express By Holiday Inn Causeway Bay Hotel Hong Kong

Reviews

Express by Holiday Inn Causeway Bay Hong Kong, built according to four-star standards, is strategically located in the heart of Causeway Bay next to Times Square and a Mass Transit Railway MTR station

Harbour Grand Kowloon

Reviews

Harbour Grand Kowloon is opened in 1995 as the group’s flagship property, the hotel stands as a pillar of excellence in design facilities and services.

Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong

Reviews

The InterContinental Hong Kong Hotel is perfectly situated near the business district as well as near restaurants, tourist attractions and entertainment venues.

Hong Kong - Top Tourist Attractions View All

Here are top tourist attractions in Hong Kong for you to explore and help you to plan your Hong Kong vacation.

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

With about 7 million visitors each year, Victoria Peak (also known as simply the Peak) is a major tourist attraction in Hong Kong, offering spectacular views of the city and its waterfront. Considerin

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland is a theme park that is situated on the reclaimed land in Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island. It is the first theme park that is located inside a Disneyland Resort and is a must-see

Ocean Park Hong Kong

Ocean Park Hong Kong, or simply Ocean Park, is a combination of an animal theme park and amusement park that is located in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan in Hong Kong’s Southern District. This

Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Hong Kong

Most probably, the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade in Hong Kong is one of the finest city skylines in the world, offering great uninterrupted views of the city’s surroundings. This stretch of public are


Get the Best Holiday Planned by Experts !


Related Videos

  • Top Things to do in Hong Kong
  • Harbour City Shopping Mall in Hong Kong