Hong Kong Stages Special Holiday Pulse Light Festival
Here’s another reason to book Hong Kong this holiday season. Visitors will be treated to a visual feast during the inaugural edition of the Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival 2020, which is the largest open-air light festival in Hong Kong.
From the enhancement 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 artistic light displays organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will make sure the city shines throughout the holiday season now through Feb. 24, 2020.
Artists from around the world will be displaying their light-inspired installations along Victoria Harbour, brightening up Hong Kong with an incandescent experience for all. The International Light Art Display will turn the city into an interactive contemporary art playground by featuring 14 of the best artworks that have toured other world-famous light festivals, alongside four symbolic Hong Kong installations by local artists. The luminescent displays include:
This is a brilliant cephalic illustration by Viktor Vicsek from Hungary, whose artwork will come to life via animated facial expressions that change colors at night.
Interactive light bicycles by VENIVIDI MULTIPLEX from the Netherlands will be featured in a competitive and warm-spirited racing game.
Bat and Coin
The premiere exhibition by the Daydreamers from Hong Kong turns the traditional pawnshop sign into a larger-than-life illuminated silhouette
A Symphony of Lights
Dubbed as the one of the world’s most spectacular light shows, this nightly light show along Victoria Harbour will be further enhanced this Christmas and New Year. Additional skyscrapers participating in the production and pyrotechnics from building rooftops are being added to the show on selected evenings during the holiday season.
Elsewhere in Hong Kong, a 25-meter-tall artistic reinterpretation of the traditional Christmas tree will be installed adjacent to the Observation Wheel on Victoria Harbour. The “XTree” by France’s 1024 Architecture is made with lit-up metallic scaffoldings that represent branches and is augmented by strategically placed light decorations that dance to a matching soundtrack. Hong Kong’s Christmas atmosphere also is enhanced the iconic Christmas Tree at Statue Square, welcoming visitors with its sparkling festive display.
“This holiday season is destined to be an unforgettable visual voyage for travelers visiting Hong Kong,” said Bill Flora, director at HKTB-USA. “Our seasonal festivities promise to brighten a trip to the city with our wide range of magical winter celebration activities at key attractions, festive seasonal events and night tours.”
The International Light Art Display takes pace now Feb. 24, 2020. Lights go on from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Symphony of Lights is best viewed from the Central and Western District Promenade (Central Section), with an enhanced version, 8-8:10 p.m. daily.
Pyrotechnic displays will take place on Dec. 12, 15, 22 and 29, 2020 with the best vantage location in Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and night cruise tours. XTree will be displayed through Jan. 1, with lights on from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily near the Hong Kong Observation Wheel. The Iconic Christmas Tree will be displayed now through Jan. 1, 2020 in the North Statue Square in Central Hong Kong. For more information about Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival, click on Discover Hong Kong.
Article Courtesy of James Shillinglaw