|A photo of the HSBC Building light up during the Symphony of Lights|
Some friends are coming into town next week, so my husband and I started looking out for some cool things for them to see and do around the city. We went down to the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, just to see if the Symphony of Lights was anything different from the usual…it being Christmas and all…and we stumbled over the Hong Kong Pulse 3D Light Show, which started 5 minutes after the Symphony of Lights ended. How convenient!
Symphony of Lights Info:
What it is
Onlookers are introduced to some of Hong Kong's famous buildings (e.g. HSBC Building). Each building lights up and showcases their wonderful little light show. Then music starts playing and all the buildings around Victoria Harbour start dazzling the crowds with colorful lights.
Around Victoria Harbour
Daily at 8 pm
NOTE: The best places to hear the introduction of the show is at the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade and the Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai.
1. The English shows are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
2. The Mandarin shows are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
3. The Cantonese shows are on Sundays.
We bought some sandwiches from City Super and set up shop along the fountain area. At 8 pm, the Symphony of Lights started and it was pretty much similar to what we've seen in the past…but for visitors to the city, it is a lovely little light show to see.
Afterwards, around the Promenade, an announcement was made through the loudspeakers that the Hong Kong Pulse 3D Light Show was going to begin in 5 minutes.
So, we were quite happy to have been in the right place at the right time to catch this Winterfest show.
Hong Kong Pulse 3D Light Show Info:
At the Tsim Sha Tsui Cultural Centre, below the clock tower.
December 9 - 28 (During the Hong Kong Winterfest Season)
The show lasted for about 8 minutes.
Because it is the Christmas Season, the Hong Kong Pulse 3D Light Show was quite Christmasy. There is a story that you can follow visually about a little kid who wishes for a pink panda for Christmas. Some of Santas elves then make the kids wish come true.
But, there are a lot of other elements crammed into this short film, which are pretty fun to see.
I'd never heard of the Hong Kong Pulse 3D Light Show until tonight. Turns out there are three seasons: Summer Season, Christmas Season, and the Chinese New Year. So, there are probably three different short films/shows that you can see throughout the year.
Again, the Christmas show is out until the 28th of December. Though it isn't the most amazing thing in the world…and I wouldn't go out of my way to see the 3D show, it is a fun little thing to see when you are in the neighborhood.
Suggestions for something to do in the evenings in Hong Kong:
1. Dinner in Tsim Sha Tsui (there are so many places to eat here)
2. A walk along the Promenade (where you can also find the beautiful Hong Kong sampan's with their red sails blazing)
3. Catch the Symphony of Lights show
4. And walk the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui (soaking in that wonderful Hong Kong vibe!)