"A Symphony of Lights" (SoL) has illuminated Hong Kong's skyline for the enjoyment of millions of tourists since 2004. This multi-media show has always been the signature icon for Hong Kong, symbolizing its dynamic energy and contrasting culture.
In December 2017, SoL has taken on a new direction and transformed Hong Kong's cityscape into a true symphony. In grand style, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra has recorded the new musical score, entwined with a vibrant and contemporary flavor, representing the charismatic rhythm of Hong Kong. Traditional Chinese flutes and string bowed instruments such as the Erhu, have been interwoven to create a truly distinctive sound, matching Hong Kong's character of "east meets west".
With 43 buildings and two attractions featured in this incarnation of SoL, this symphonic approach joins each participating building into a harmonious and complete canvas, working effortlessly together to the beat in unison. The city of Hong Kong is SoL's source of inspiration; the patterned symmetry of the skyline, modern metropolitan design, forested mountain terrain, and expanse of the harbor, offer a truly all-encompassing visual and soundscape of the soul of Hong Kong. A myriad of searchlights, lasers, LED screens, and lighting illuminate this nightly spectacle that transforms the HK skyline into an outdoor audio-visual feast for the senses.
SoL is staged every night at 8:00 p.m.
The best viewing locations of this nightly spectacle are the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Avenue of Stars, the promenade at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wanchai, and from sightseeing ferries in the Victoria Harbour.