A symphony of lights

Hong Kong takes Christmas lights and holiday festivities to the next level with its astonishing Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival.

Hosted by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), visitors and locals can experience a sparkling line-up of light-filled, free festivities and visual feasts up until 24 February 2019.

Regarded as the largest open-air light festival in Hong Kong, the festival will feature an array of glowing installations by artists from across the globe and complemented by a winter edition of the nightly A Symphony of Lights light-and-music show.

Festival highlights include:

Winter Wonderland
Artists from around the world will display their light-inspired installations along Victoria Harbour, creating a festive glow and a magical incandescent experience. The International Light Art Display turns the city into an interactive light playground featuring work from renowned local and international artists.

Bright Skies Ahead
Regarded as the one of the world’s most spectacular light-and-sound shows, the nightly A Symphony of Lights show will be further enriched this festive season, involving more skyscrapers, special effects and pyrotechnics in the choreographed production.

A Tale of Two Trees
A 25-metre-tall artistic reinterpretation of the traditional Christmas tree will be installed adjacent to the Observation Wheel. The XTree has been crafted using glowing metallic scaffoldings that represent branches and which are augmented by strategically placed light decorations that dance to a bespoke soundtrack. Hong Kong’s Christmas atmosphere is made even more enchanting by the iconic Christmas Tree at Statue Square.

Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival ends 24 February 2019.

For more information on the Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival, visit www.discoverhongkong.com

Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.
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