As a country that boasts rich amalgamation of cultures, Macao blends warm and exotic Asian traditions with cool Portuguese heritage making a visit to Macao memorable for anyone. Macao is not only home to wonderful cuisines and gorgeous landscapes, it also offers myriad activities for family and friends to enjoy together.
Festivals are a huge tradition in Macao. Celebrated throughout the year, Macao’s festivals are as unique as they are festive and modern. As we are approaching the end of the year and holiday options are on everyone’s mind, we thought: why not feature our favourite festivals in Macao? Check them out!
Macau Shopping Festival
From December 3 to 31, shopping lovers can enjoy the annual Macau Shopping Festival offering a new experience of world-class shopping and travelling. With thousands of shops participating this year, the shopping festival also offers new highlights, such as the MOMEplay interactive game and exploring the Streets of Macao. The festival will also extend its location from Macau One Central to Wynn Macau waterfront, featuring more than 50 booths offering a wide range of products that range from food to art and culture.
Macao Light Festival
Since 2014, Macao Light Festival has become a popular destination among families. Why not? Families can enjoy a shimmering and astounding light extravaganza, starting from video mapping projections, light installations, interactive games as well as music and light shows at various locations around Macao. Held from December 3rd to 31st, this year’s festival Amor Macau will introduce a series of new activities, such as Light Art Exhibition, Mini Concert, Outdoor Movie and Light Dinner along with three projection mapping shows and interactive light installations as well as mobile application packed with related information to offer visitors a more fascinating experience. Don’t miss out!
Macao International Parade
Celebrating its 18th anniversary, Macao International Parade will return on December 17. This year’s parade will feature local districts and historic monuments as its theme, inviting visitors to take part in a “Peace, Love and Cultural Integration” parade. Visitors will witness the streets and alleys of Macao elevated with festive and colourful events, like dancefloor venues, carnival and art promotion activities, puppet theatres and musical performances. Local and foreign participating groups will also pass through Rua de S. Paulo, Largo de S. Domingos, Senado Square, Travessa do Roquete, Cathedral Square and Avenida Doutor Stanley Ho, among other routes, spreading joy throughout the city’s busy streets and avenues.
2nd International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao
The end of the year is the perfect time to watch some new movies, right? The International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao (IFFAM) retuns for its second year from December 8-14, inviting movie lovers to watch new foreign movies along with discovering new talents across the globe. The programme is divided into Best of Fest Panorama, Competition, Crossfire, Gala and Hidden Dragons and will also feature exciting workshops, like the Masterclass with Director John Woo!
As the year end is only a month away, Macao could be a pleasant surprise destination for the entire family to celebrate the festive season together and experience new, interesting events like the awesome festivals we have listed above!
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Celebrate the end of 2017 with unique and colourful festivals around the people you love. Macao awaits you.