A Spectacular Display of Thousands of Drones Illuminating Hanoi on Lunar New Year’s Eve

With its unprecedented scale and mesmerizing spectacle, the drone show takes center stage as one of the biggest in Southeast Asia, promising to captivate audiences on Lunar New Year's Eve.

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The Hanoi Art Light Festival – Brilliant Thang Long with the theme “One Day of the Capital – A Thousand Years of History” is set to take place on the evening of February 9, which is Lunar New Year Eve, at the Van Cao T-junction in West Lake, Hanoi.

This show will feature a total of 2,024 drones, setting a Southeast Asian record, according to Truong Viet Dung, Head of the Hanoi People’s Committee Office.

As part of the light show, a total of 2,024 drones will be used. Photo courtesy of Corex

The artistic showcase is scheduled to take place before the fireworks display, starting from approximately 11 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., and will be broadcast live.

“This is an exciting addition to Hanoi’s celebration, bringing a festive atmosphere to commemorate the city’s socio-economic achievements in 2023 and embrace the new year with renewed energy, showcasing the capital’s cultural industry,” said Dung.

The drone light show will feature stunning formations, patterns, and colors in the sky using LED lights.

Drone light shows have become a new trend in the 4.0 industry.
The show consists of 11 parts that depict stories about Hanoi through the combination of light and music. This interactive experience, along with the spectacular fireworks display at West Lake, will evoke strong emotions, making New Year’s Eve the central cultural event in the capital in 2024.

The drone light show will convey stories about Hanoi. Photo courtesy of Corex

The audience can enjoy the show by standing along Nguyen Dinh Thi and Trich Sai Streets. A rehearsal will be held on February 7 at 9 p.m.

The Lunar New Year drone light show will be followed by a 15-minute fireworks display shortly after midnight.

Hanoi’s Department of Transportation has announced a traffic plan for the festival, which includes vehicle restrictions on certain streets such as Van Cao, Thuy Khue, Nguyen Dinh Thi, and Trich Sai.

On Nguyen Dinh Thi Street, cars are not allowed from the intersection of lane 128 Thuy Khue-Nguyen Dinh Thi to the intersection of Nguyen Dinh Thi-Van Cao-Trich Sai, while motorcycles are not allowed from the intersection of lane 152 Thuy Khue-Nguyen Dinh Thi to the intersection of Nguyen Dinh Thi-Van Cao-Trich Sai.

On Trich Sai Street, all vehicles are prohibited from circulating from the intersection of lane 45 Vong Thi-Trich Sai to the intersection of Trich Sai-Van Cao, as well as the section from Cong Do to the intersection of Trich Sai-Van Cao; motorcycles are not allowed from circulating on Trich Sai Street from Cong Do to the intersection of Trich Sai-Van Cao.

During this time, cars can travel in the direction of Trich Sai-Lane 45 Vong Thi-Vong Thi-Lac Long Quan, while motorcycles can travel in the direction of Trich Sai-the alley next to Thu Cuc Hospital-Thuy Khue.