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, Canada190 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 6 November 2023
  • fajaradiartha
    Jakarta, Indonesia4,538 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 14 November 2023
  • Sue S
    Kingston, Canada381 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 25 November 2023
  • KYee C
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia703 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 4 January 2024
  • L18SUM
    Stirling, United Kingdom562 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 24 February 2024
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Rachel S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Well worth going to the Avenue of Stars near the Star Ferry terminal to watch the light display and soak up the atmosphere as you mingle with the locals.
Written 24 March 2024
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L18SUM
Stirling, UK562 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
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.
Written 24 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

bostjan l
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Saw it first time in 2019 and it was a lot better than now. Now its not so flashy and some lights don’t even work. Disappointed.
Written 18 February 2024
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SDadven
San Diego, CA32 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 31 January 2024
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KYee C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia703 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
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.
Written 4 January 2024
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Curious23244682845
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Over rated with only a few buildings shooting out green laser and some spotlights which is bearly visible because the surrounding is too bright.
Written 30 December 2023
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Sue S
Kingston, Canada381 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 25 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

fajaradiartha
Jakarta, Indonesia4,538 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 14 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ian C
Toronto, Canada190 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
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.
Written 6 November 2023
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Garry Richards
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
What a waste of time ... The overstated Symphony of Lights ... Even the uniformed crowd control woman said it was over rated ... Just a bunch of advertising lights on top of buildings that would have been on anyway ... We were so disappointed ... And almost nobody there to witness it ... Most Hong Kongers know it is a waste of time ... The most interesting thing to see was the boats full of tourists
Written 3 November 2023
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