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    Hong Kong Welcomes 2022 with First-Ever Arts Spectacular at Victoria Harbour

    Featuring the city’s flagship Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra alongside the recently opened M+, with countdown lights on its facade, radiant harbour lights and more to ring in the New Year.

    Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Harbour promises to offer an electrifying experience this New Year’s Eve, with a three-part countdown spectacular presented by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) that brings the city’s thriving art scene right to the global center stage. From around the world, viewers can enjoy the dazzling live concert and exciting countdown moment via live-streaming at https://www.discoverhongkong.com/countdown.

    The newly opened M+ will amplify the brilliant lights around Victoria Harbour as Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District lends its 216-feet-tall LED facade for a grand visual countdown display. Starting in the evening on New Year’s Eve, the facade will showcase a sweeping, high-contrast visual tale created by talented local digital artists as an homage to the city’s various landmarks, neighborhoods, and vibrant arts and culture scene.

    The gigantic facade of the recently opened M+ will be transformed into a countdown clock and display the numerals “2022” when the clock strikes midnight. (Photo Credit: Kevin Mak. Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron)

    The M+ Facade will be transformed into a countdown clock that travels across the rich cityscape of Hong Kong during the final minute of 2021, building perceptible excitement about the year ahead. As the clock strikes midnight, the numerals “2022” and New Year greetings will be splashed across the screen to deliver blessings to the world. The site of the newly opened M+ in West Kowloon is also the centerpiece of the WinterFest celebrations with dazzling views of Hong Kong’s iconic skyline and a Harborfront Park transformed into a storybook Christmas Town. This year, the six-story tree has been relocated from Central to West Kowloon for the first time.

    The dazzling light art extravaganza, featuring the facades of numerous prominent skyscrapers along the entire Victoria Harbour, will be further enhanced by an outdoor concert in the West Kowloon Cultural District, led by the city’s flagship orchestra, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil). Winner of the prestigious Gramophone Orchestra of the Year award in 2019, the HK Phil will perform energetic and jubilant music for a global audience to build anticipation as Hong Kong celebrates the New Year.

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