LCSD: 2022 Mid-Autumn Lantern Displays at 3-venues to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of HKSAR
Starting tomorrow, September 7 until 12, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will hold the 2022 Mid-Autumn Lantern Displays to enhance the festive atmosphere and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).
At three venues, Victoria Park, Tung Chung Man Tung Road Park, and Tai Po Waterfront Park would find various sets of lantern decorations and the lit-up time for the decorations will start at 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm every day.
The illuminated lantern installation “Moon Story” at Victoria Park is the highlight of the displays. The structure has been created, designed, and coordinated by a local team from Ida Sze’s Ida&Billy Architects and it was produced by the China Performing Arts Agency in collaboration with Zigong Haitian Culture Co. Ltd, with the support of the Department of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The work fuses the traditional craftsmanship of Sichuan’s Zigong lanterns and modern art to tell the ancient story of the moon festival, enhancing the cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and Sichuan.
The lantern decorations at Tung Chung Man Tung Road Park, with a theme of “Floral Wishes in Cheery Pitches”, will offer visitors blissful scenes with vast swaths of flowers and five groups of colorful lanterns featuring birds, flowers, and a baby panda collection.
The lantern decorations in Tai Po Waterfront Park with themes of “Round” and “Union” at attractive spots such as the pond, the lawn, and the Spiral Lookout Tower will include a large-scale revolving lantern, lanterns featuring wishing paper cranes, paper boats and sky lanterns, symbolizing reunions and togetherness among family and friends.
Meanwhile, the lighting installation named “Hugs without Distance”, which is now displayed at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza will run until September 25. Members of the public are welcome to visit the displays.
Visitors are required to take appropriate precautionary measures during their visits to the lantern displays, wear their own masks (including when taking photos), be subject to temperature checks before admission and maintain social distancing to safeguard public health.