A Symphony of Lights has been captivating locals and tourists since its inception 2004. The 10-minute nightly light and sound show started with only 18 participating buildings on both sides of Victoria harbour which grew to more than 40 over the years.
Beginning December 1, 2017, spectators will witness a brand new A Symphony of Lights featuring innovative lighting effects accompanied by a spectacular new musical score by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
For the first time, the 10-minute multimedia lightshow will feature colored searchlights and laser and beam lights sent out in rhythm from more than 40 buildings and sites on both sides of the harbor. LED panels on harborside buildings will display interactive images and messages to encourage audience participation. The vibrant musical score, described as representing the charismatic rhythm of Hong Kong, is interspersed with traditional Chinese flutes and string bowed instruments such as the Erhu, to create a truly distinctive sound, matching Hong Kong's character of "east meets west".
The nightly spectacle starts at 8 pm and best viewed at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the promenade at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wanchai, and from sightseeing ferries in the Victoria Harbour. No admission ticket is required.
A Symphony of Lights is organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board and is recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's largest permanent light and sound show.