Dazzling lights and music captivate visitors at the first-ever Wall Tapestry Lighting Show projected on Osaka City Central Public Hall, which will mark the 100th anniversary of its opening next year.

OSAKA--The atmosphere was electric in Osaka’s Nakanoshima district as the Osaka Hikari-Renaissance 2017 illuminations were switched on, with spectators snapping pictures of the first-ever Wall Tapestry Lighting Show at Osaka City Central Public Hall.

The dazzling display projected on the hall, which will mark the 100th anniversary of its opening next year, is a highlight of this year’s Festival of the Lights in the city.

The annual light show, featuring a colorful spectacle of illuminated structures along the waterfront, began on Dec. 14 and will wow the crowds through Dec. 25.

Stretching from the Osaka City Hall to Nakanoshima Park, the Osaka Hikari-Renaissance marks its 15th anniversary this year.

Many people are expected over the coming days, as last year’s magical lights cast their spell on about 2.26 million visitors.

The illuminations will be on from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., except the Wall Tapestry Lighting Show, which will be on display until 9 p.m.

The festival is organized by the Festival of the Lights in Osaka Executive Committee, a planning committee comprising the city government, Kansai Economic Federation and others.