Hong Kong: Winter Festive Activities this December Season!

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Spectacular New Version of A Symphony of Lights Unveiled(Photo by Keith Tsuji/Getty Images for Hong Kong Tourism Board)

Here are the awesome winter activities in Hong Kong this December season:

A Symphony of Lights (new edition)

(Photo by Hong Kong Tourism Board)


Since 2004, A Symphony of Lights has dazzled Victoria Harbour nightly with a magnificent display of dynamic lights synchronized to music. It was awarded the world’s ‘Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show’ by Guinness World Records in 2005.

A brand new light show with music performed by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra has been unveiled on 1 December 2017, with over 40 iconic buildings on both sides of the harbor erupting in a sensational spectacle.

Show Music:

Spectators can listen to the show’s music live nightly at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, and the waterfront outside the Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai.


Time: 8:00pm nightly (about 10 minutes)

Venue: Over 40 buildings along the waterfront of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon

Vantage Points & How to Get There:

• Viewing Deck, Hong Kong Cultural Centre & Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre:
MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit L6 or J. Follow the signs and walk for around five minutes.

• Golden Bauhinia Square:
MTR Wan Chai Station, Exit A5. Follow the signs, take the skybridge to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, and head for the Golden Bauhinia Square. The walk takes around 15 minutes.

• A favourite vantage point for viewing the show is from a boat on the harbour. Check out DiscoverHongKong.com for the latest harbour cruise information.

AdmissionFree of Charge


Hong Kong Pulse Light Show

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(Photo by Hong Kong Tourism Board)


Hong Kong Pulse Light Show is an exhilarating multimedia performance with spectacular lighting effects, 3D projection mapping, music and sound effects at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Open Piazza. Coinciding with Hong Kong WinterFest, this mesmerizing display will add a splash of color to your holidays.

Show Music:

The music of Hong Kong Pulse Light Show is broadcast every night at the Open Piazza of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

Dates: 1 to 28 December 2017

Time: 8:20pm; 8:40pm; 9:00pm; 9:20pm; 9:40pm nightly (about 8 minutes per session)

Venue: Open Piazza, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Vantage Point & How to Get There: “Viewing Deck, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon: East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit L6 or J; MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit E, and follow the signs to Hong Kong Cultural Centre.”

Admission: Free of Charge


The Statue Square Christmas Tree


This winter, you will find a dazzling Christmas tree in a forest of glittering skyscrapers in the heart of the city in Statue Square. Come with your loved ones to take pictures that freeze your joyous moments here. Enjoy the festival to the fullest with Santa Claus and his friends during their appearances and indulge yourself in the array of classic carols performed by lovely Christmas choirs.

Dates: 1 December 2017 – 1 January 2018

• 5pm to 10pm  – 1 to 14 December 2017
• 5pm to 11pm – 15 to 21 December 2017
• 5pm to midnight – 22 to 25 December 2017 (Except 24 December)
• 5pm to 10pm – 26 December 2017 to 1 January 2018
• 5pm to 12:30am – (Except 31 December) 24 and 31 December 2017

Venue: North Statue Square, Central, Hong Kong Island (Adjacent to Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong)

Admission: Free of Charge


Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations

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A party atmosphere will take over the entire city on New Year’s Eve as throngs of cheering revelers take part in the countdown celebrations to welcome the new year. When the clock ticks down to midnight, heart-pounding fireworks and pyrotechnics will light up Hong Kong’s skies, exploding in a radiant shower of lights to illuminate beautiful Victoria Harbour.

Join this spectacular New Year’s Eve party and welcome 2018 with all the excitement and glamour of a Hong Kong celebration!

Dates: mid-night on 31 December 2017

Vantage Points:
• Hong Kong Cultural Centre Open Piazza
• Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
• The Central harbourfront area, including Central Piers 9 & 10
• Golden Bauhinia Square

Admission: Free of Charge

For more information, visit http://www.discoverhongkong.com/seasia/ or follow the official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverHongKong/

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