Symphony of Lights
Symphony of Lights
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8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
About
This spectacular multimedia show, combining lights, music and narration involves 19 key buildings on Hong Kong Island. The facades of skyscrapers are decked out in lights that, at the flick of a switch, glow in a myriad of colours depicting Hong Kong’s colourful and bustling atmosphere.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighbourhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
How to get there
  • East Tsim Sha Tsui • 7 min walk
  • Tsim Sha Tsui • 7 min walk
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  • Ian C
    Toronto, Canada271 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was mildly entertaining and my son was amazed
    The skyline alone is spectacular and a must see. The show was so-so. It wasn’t choreographed like the Bellagio water fountain in Vegas but they tried. If you’re in the area - go see it once, but you don’t need to go out of your way.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 6, 2023
  • fajaradiartha
    Jakarta, Indonesia4,536 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    City lights and music show
    Light and music show that is unique for visitors of Victoria Harbour. The music emitted follows the building lights on the Hong Kong Island. A must see for first time Hong Kong visitors.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 14, 2023
  • Sue S
    Kingston, Canada374 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    10 minutes of Free Entertainment
    It's worth seeing at least once. Plus, it's free. Don't miss this choreographed light and audio show involving both sides of Victoria Harbor. You can watch anywhere along Avenue of Stars but the audio is heard better near the Star Ferry and old clock tower. Although, we found the show impressive, locals mentioned that the complexity and razzle dazzle has diminished over the years.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 25, 2023
  • KYee C
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia731 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not as spectacular now
    Last saw this show 10 years ago. Went to have a look during our visit on December 2023. The show is not as good as previously. The music was not as upbeat and the light seems to be lesser. Though the duration was still 10 minutes.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written January 4, 2024
  • L18SUM
    Stirling, United Kingdom1,808 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Skyscrapers by night
    Our family of two adults, a 9 year old and a 6 year old watched this show many times during the busy Chinese New Year holidays. On arrival to HK, we had dinner at Outback restaurant in East TST and walked to the Avenue of Stars to pick a seat and watch the 8pm light show (see my separate reviews). There is some music audible from Avenue of Stars to accompany the show but it's quite faint. They should develop an app or have some kind of facility on the Discover HK tourism website to play some music or commentary. Other spots we watched the show from include dinner at Peking Garden and Choi Fook Royal Banquet restaurants (see my separate reviews). The lights on the skyscrapers and lasers shining from them are a bit of fun. It doesn't last long but it's still a tourist must-do when in Hong Kong. Enjoy.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written February 24, 2024
  • Stef
    London, United Kingdom18 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Symphony of boredom
    2 night stay in HK. City is as great as ever. 1st night went to see the 'light show'. Music low, a few lazers on select buildings and no co-ordination with music-lights. We left after 5 mins as did alot of people. Saw it years ago and it was good- it now just feels even HK tourist board are bored of it. Skyline is lit up and impressive regardless and the show doesn't add anything sadly
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 16, 2024
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JoeBenevides
Fresno, CA383 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A remarkable show that costs nothing but 10 minutes of your time. It goes off like clockwork at 8PM each evening. The best place to view is along the Avenue of Stars on the Kowloon side of Victoria Harbour. We also paid about $25US to go to the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre (Sky100) to watch, but I would not recommend this since it was free and better from the Avenue of Stars.
Written February 18, 2020
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Ari T
Seattle, WA67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
I was only in Hong Kong for a layover and had maybe 8 hours in the city, but it was definitely worth it to take the ferry across and wait to see the light show. The scale is ridiculous and it's a cool experience to see an entire waterfront of a massive city doing a music integrated light show. Unique and a must do if you have the chance!
Written January 21, 2020
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clara
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Underwhelming, waste of time.. I wouldn't recommend that you go out of your way to see this. Music & lights were not coordinated at all. Just seemed a bunch of buildings with their ad spaces lit up and orchestra music playing on speakers. A lot of tourists waited for the show to begin, but we didn't know what we were watching at all. Lasted about 10 mins only then people started leaving. There is no entrance fee but quite a walk from the nearest MTR station.
Go to Disneyland instead for a fireworks/ lights music show or even to a rooftop bar with a nice view of the harbor.
Written August 27, 2023
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Christian M
Copenhagen, Denmark5,521 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
On the harbor promenade right in front of the old clock tower, music is played on the Kowloon side while the skyscrapers on the Hong Kong side blink and glitter with multicolored lights.

Ferry boats, also lit up, sail in the strait.

There is actually no connection between the music and the lights, but it's still a magical experience that makes a visit to the old British imperial jewel unforgettable.

But come exactly at 8 PM or earlier - the music stops at 8:10 PM.
Written June 29, 2024
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fajaradiartha
Jakarta, Indonesia4,536 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Light and music show that is unique for visitors of Victoria Harbour. The music emitted follows the building lights on the Hong Kong Island. A must see for first time Hong Kong visitors.
Written November 14, 2023
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Sue S
Kingston, Canada374 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
It's worth seeing at least once. Plus, it's free. Don't miss this choreographed light and audio show involving both sides of Victoria Harbor. You can watch anywhere along Avenue of Stars but the audio is heard better near the Star Ferry and old clock tower. Although, we found the show impressive, locals mentioned that the complexity and razzle dazzle has diminished over the years.
Written November 25, 2023
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SDadven
San Diego, CA33 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Not worth the time or effort. The buildings are lit up as they always are and then they add lasers from three buildings. The show has no relationship to the music that plays and there is no evidence of any choreography between buildings. You wouldn’t have any idea there was actually a show going on unless someone told you. Frankly it is surprising they even bother.
Written January 31, 2024
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Jeric
Luzon, Philippines16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
It was terrible because it was hyped up by the media and Hong Kong tourism. nothing much to see and hear. The buildings are good, but marketing it as "Symphony of Lights" and top thing to do in HK, I am expecting so much better to see and hear. It's not worth the time and crowd. The building lights are not synchronized. Not much of laser lights. I was expecting that the sea will have so many laser lights, and almost all buildings are changing colors/lights that are synchronized to the beat. But no. A local concert in our town is 100% far better than this. Singapore's MBS is like 20 times better than HK.
Written July 5, 2023
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Christy
London, UK277 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I'm not sure if we missed this event or of it was just too cloudy, but I went to the rooftop of my hotel or 3 nights running at 20:00 and was left quite underwhelmed. Yes, some of the buildings lit up or flashed, but it's such a metropolis of light anyway, it felt like I had to really search for this symphony? It was pretty enough, but I wouldn't recommend it in a hurry.
Written July 9, 2023
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Stef
London, UK18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
2 night stay in HK. City is as great as ever. 1st night went to see the 'light show'. Music low, a few lazers on select buildings and no co-ordination with music-lights. We left after 5 mins as did alot of people. Saw it years ago and it was good- it now just feels even HK tourist board are bored of it. Skyline is lit up and impressive regardless and the show doesn't add anything sadly
Written April 16, 2024
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