Every night at 8pm (weather permitting), over 40 harbourfront buildings on both the Hong Kong Island and Kowloon sides jack up their electricity bills by participating in a choreographed light dance. Some buildings shoot green lasers (ah hem IFC), others run lights around their building's coolest architectural features (yep, Bank of China), and many just love to plaster an entire blinking Christmas scene on their facade, from toe to tip top.
We were wandering around the Tsim Sha Tsui area this evening, just enjoying the 72-degree weather, when we remembered about this show and hightailed it down to the observation area next to the Star Ferry pier. Worth the hustle! We caught the above bit on camera, but trust that the real thing is wayyyy cooler in person, plus it's like 20 minutes long. I
Pro-tip: If you're not interested in jostling for a good view with thousands of other tourists, or it's just plain too hot to do much outside, then book a room in a hotel on the Kowloon side, specifically requesting a harbour view. Of course The Peninsula is the one, but there's also a Sheraton right there, and soon a Ritz-Carlton, which will officially be the world's highest hotel.