Published Sunday, 08 April 2012
The light show showcased the new Titanic Belfast visitor attraction (© Presseye)
The show, which included synchronised pyrotechnics and 3D graphics, took inspiration from all stages of the Titanic's story - from the ship's construction right through to her sinking, with the tragic loss of over 1,500 people.
Thousands attended the show which lasted around 40 minutes.
Lord Mayor Niall Ó Donnghaile tweeted : "Good news that the rain stayed off for the Titanic Light Show tonight - talking to people on the way home and they were impressed".
One man, who hails from Ballymena, told UTV the show was "spectacular" and described Belfast as a "great city."
"The city's beautiful and seeing this tonight is fantastic," he added.
Another man said the event was "a good advert for the city."
"I love fireworks - the fireworks were really good," he said.
"I liked the way the atmosphere built in it."
Earlier, police issued a traffic warning due to the large volume of people expected to attend the event. They asked motorists to allow extra time for their journey and to use public transport where possible.
The light show will be followed by three days of interactive installations from Monday through to Wednesday.
Then, singers Pixie Lott and Katy B will headline the MTV Presents Titanic Sounds concert on Friday.
They will join Olly Murs, Sean Paul and Rizzle Kicks to play the open air festival set against the backdrop of the Titanic Belfast building. Up to 16,000 people are expected to attend the gig on 13 April.
The centenary commemorations will culminate in the unveiling of a memorial garden at City Hall next Sunday.
© UTV News