Friday, 7 December 2018

Dazzling Masterpieces Light up Hong Kong’s Winter Sky

There is no better time to visit Hong Kong than this winter, as its skies and shores will become even more radiant than ever during the holiday season, thanks to a sparkling lineup of light-filled festivities organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) running now through February 24, 2019.

Visitors will be treated to an eye-opening visual feast during the inaugural edition of Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival 2018, which is the largest open-air light festival in Hong Kong. From the enhancement of “A Symphony of Lights” light-and-music show featuring more skyscrapers and special effects, to brilliantly lit installations by artists from across the globe, the dazzling artistic light displays ensure Asia’s World City will shine brighter than ever this winter.

The first Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival turns the city into a playground of luminous artworks

Winter Wonderland

Artists from around the world will be displaying their light-inspired installations along Victoria Harbour, brightening up this winter in Hong Kong with a magically incandescent experience for all. The International Light Art Display will turn the city into an interactive contemporary art playground by featuring 14 of the best artworks that have toured other world-famous light festivals, alongside four symbolic Hong Kong installations by local artists.

The creative luminescent displays offer a futuristic interactive experience in addition to Instagram-worthy photo opportunities, including:

The brilliant cephalic illustration “Talking Heads” by Viktor Vicsek from Hungary, whose artwork will come to life via animated facial expressions that change colors at night.
Interactive light bicycles “Lightbattle X” by VENIVIDIMULTIPLEX from the Netherlands will be featured in a competitive and warm-spirited racing game.
The premiere exhibition of “Bat and Coin” by the Daydreamers from Hong Kong turns the traditional pawnshop sign into a larger-than-life illuminated silhouette.
Bright Skies Ahead

Dubbed as one of the world’s most spectacular light shows, the marvellous “A Symphony of Lights” nightly light show along Victoria Harbour will be further enhanced this Christmas and New Year. The additional skyscrapers participating in the world-famous production and pyrotechnics from building rooftops added to the show on selected evenings will usher in the holiday season.

A Tale of Two Trees

A 25-meter-tall artistic reinterpretation of the traditional Christmas tree will be installed adjacent to the Observation Wheel on Victoria Harbour. The “XTree” by France’s 1024 Architecture is made with lit-up metallic scaffoldings that represent branches and augmented by strategically placed light decorations that dance to a matching soundtrack. Hong Kong’s Christmas atmosphere is further enhanced by the much-anticipated iconic Christmas Tree at Statue Square, enticing visitors with its sparkling festive display.

“This holiday season is destined to be an unforgettable visual voyage for travellers visiting Hong Kong,” said Bill Flora, director at HKTB-USA. “Our seasonal festivities promise to brighten a trip to the city with our wide range of magical winter celebration activities at key attractions, festive seasonal events and night tours.”

Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival Event Information
Key Activities Date & Time Location
International Light Art Display 
Now through 24 February 2019

Lights on at 5:00pm – 11:00pm daily
(except on 29 November 2018 - 7:45pm – 11:00pm)
 Central and Western District Promenade (Central Section)
A Symphony of Lights 
Enhanced version, 8:00pm – 8:10pm daily

Pyrotechnic display on
1, 8, 12, 15, 22, 29 December 2018
 Best vantage location in Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and night cruise tours
XTree Now through 1 January 2019

Lights on at 5:00pm – 11:00pm daily
 Near Hong Kong Observation Wheel
Iconic Christmas Tree Now through 1 January 2019 North Statue Square, Central
For more information about Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival, please visit
Photos Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival