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

The brand new Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival kicked off tonight. Officiating guests included Mrs Carrie Lam (middle), The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr Joe C C Wong (left), The Commissioner for Tourism of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, and Dr Peter Lam (right), Chairman of the HKTB.

The brand new Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival kicked off tonight. Officiating guests included Mrs Carrie Lam (middle), The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr Joe C C Wong (left), The Commissioner for Tourism of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, and Dr Peter Lam (right), Chairman of the HKTB.

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 this festive season, thanks to a sparkling lineup of light-filled festivities organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) between 29 November 2018 and 24 February 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 winter edition 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 that there will be no dark corners this winter.

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 light art playground by featuring 14 of the best artworks that have toured other world-famous light festivals, alongside 4 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 will come to life via animated facial expressions that change colours at night. Interactive light bicycles “Lightbattle X” by VENIVIDIMULTIPLEX from the Netherlands will be on display for spectators to immerse themselves in a competitive and warm-spirited racing game; whereas 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 the one of the world’s most spectacular light shows, the marvelous “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 coordinated production and pyrotechnics from building rooftops adding highlights to the show on selected evenings will usher in the holiday season.

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” 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.

Along with a range of magical winter celebration activities taking place at key attractions across the city, festive seasonal events and night tours, these festivities promise to spice up visitors’ holiday season with an unforgettable visual voyage in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival Event Information

Key Activities Date & Time Location
International Light Art Display 29 November 2018 – 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 from 29 November 2018 onwards, 8:00pm – 8:10pm daily

 

Pyrotechnic display on

29 November, 1, 8, 12, 15, 22, 29 December

2018

Best vantage location in Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and night cruise tours
XTree 29 November 2018 – 1 January 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), near Hong Kong Observation Wheel
Iconic Christmas Tree 29 November 2018 – 1 January 2019 Statue Square, Central

 

For more information about Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival, please visit http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/see-do/events-festivals/highlight-events/pulse-light-festival.jsp

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