HK kicks off 2020 with lightshow

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A MOCK-UP photo of Hong Kong’s A Symphony of Lights countdown show featuring lasers, searchlights, pyrotechnics and other lighting effects.

THE iconic Victoria Harbor will take center stage again when Hong Kong ushers in 2020 with an enhanced edition of one of the world’s largest light and music shows — A Symphony of Lights. A live satellite feed of the entire 10-minute show, a kaleidoscope of lighting effects that will highlight Hong Kong’s skyline, will be provided to media organizations worldwide so that the international audience can share the festivities.

At 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31, the façade of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC) will turn into a giant clock to count down to the new year. Once the clock strikes 00:00, an enhanced version of the multimedia show, A Symphony of Lights, will start. In addition to lasers, searchlights, LED screens, and other lighting effects at numerous harborfront buildings, the show will be synchronised with pyrotechnics launched from building rooftops and the display of “2020” on the façade of the HKCEC.

As part of the countdown event, a territory-wide lucky draw has been organized for the first time. Both in-town visitors and locals can participate by registering on the event website — — between 6 and 11:30 p.m. (Hong Kong time) on Dec. 31. Ten winners will each be awarded four return economy class tickets sponsored by Cathay Pacific Airways for travelling to/from Hong Kong. With two of the tickets, the winners can invite their families and friends living abroad to visit Hong Kong.

For more information about the Hong Kong New Year Countdown event, visit the HKTB website: