A lot of cities highlight their skylines with bright lights, especially during holidays. But the Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong is more than a display. It's the story of a city that includes music and narration, and yet can be understood without either.
Over 40 buildings in Honk Kong and Kowloon combine to bring the spectacle to life using color lights, searchlights, and laser beams. The music is Asian, and the narration is done in English only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. But sound is secondary.
The first of the five themes is "Awakening," where flashes of laser lights symbolize the beginning of Hong Kong's powerful growth. Then, rising color patterns, laser sweeps, and searchlights come on to represent Hong Kong's "Energy."
"Heritage" is brought forth in red and gold hues, the traditional colors of luck. "Partnership" features laser beams and searchlights that shoot across the harbor, connecting the two sides as one.
The last theme, "Celebration," is a powerful display of rhythmic lights, dancing into the night and across the harbor in beams, swirls, and kaleidoscope patterns.
On your harbor dinner cruise you'll have a front row seat for the show. You'll see the lights, hear the music and listen to the narration. But even if you don't understand a word they're saying, you can still follow the story.
It's beautifully written in lights. On the night sky.
The sailing vessel for your harbor dinner cruise and light show is a former vehicular ferry that has been meticulously converted into a floating luxury restaurant. For over 100 years ferries have traveled back and forth between Hong Kong and the mainland carrying countless of people hoping for new beginnings. As you watch the story of Hong Kong be told in lights, think about the untold stories that once traveled on your vessel.