Macau is well known for its festive spirit. We feel that Easter unjustly gets less attention in terms of celebration than, say, Christmas, even though it is inherently celebratory and in arguably the loveliest time of the year! This Spring, Little Steps Macau has rounded up out these top Easter activities in Macau for you to enjoy, especially as a gourmand and as a parent watching their kids have fun in unique ways. Eat some treats, find some eggs, make some things and expand your spirit (and belly)!
The Procession of the Senhor Morto is held every year and is a beautiful way of commemorating this crucial and wonderful Catholic holiday Macao style. As Catholics join together to flow through the narrow streets of downtown Macao in a demonstration of devotion and gratefulness, others may join in along the way and share the love!
The procession begins at 5:30 at the Cathedral. Admission is free. Bring your faith, or simply joy and love of celebrating with fellow humans! Find out a bit more here.
Cathedral, 1 Largo da Se, Macau, +853 2837 3643, www.catholic.org.mo
Egg hunts are amazing because they give kids a specific goal and demand some real exploration and investigation skills, as well as some very serious fun-having. This free admission hunt also equips them with an Easter kit which includes maps, instructions, riddles, stamp to be collected, a pair of rabbit ears (most indispensable) and, of course, makes them get to know the neighborhood in the best way possible!
Enrollment: Taipa Village, Rua do Cunha, Pak Tai Temple Front, Macau, +853 2857 6118, www.taipavillagemacau.com/event/taipa-village-easter-festivity-fun/
Here is a really unique Easter experience: let your kid become a puppet master in a way that doesn't include arranging puppets in a very specific way or scattering them all around their room. Macao Cultural Centre puts Easter bunny into the spotlight and teaches you and your kiddo how to breathe life into him through games and workshops!
Take a peek at what awaits here. The show and workshops are intended for kids aged 3 to 6, but have specially adapted programs for those 3-4 at 11am to 12:30pm and at 5pm to 6:30 pm for those aged 5-6. Admission is $100.
This is a wonderful Easter event equally dedicated to fun and charity. There are great dining options, Easter egg games, egg decorating and basket making workshops, as well as a Toys'R'Us drone competition, more arts & crafts and possible prizes! What we love the most, though, is the opportunity to adopt a pet with ANIMA and donate books and toys to Caritas Macau!
Grand Coloane Resort, 1/F Lookout Loggia Garden Lawn, 1918 Estrada de Hac Sa, Coloane, Macau, +853 2887 1111, email@example.com, www.grandcoloane.com/promotions/easter-at-grand-coloane
While enjoying Café Bela Vista's Easter buffet, make sure to drop by this Easter gem. It's a space that provides your kid with the best Easter has to offer: splashes of color (canvas + eggs), baking, bunny-related arts & crafts, a bouncy castle (not very Easter specific, but always a good addition). There's also an egg hunt on Easter Sunday, so that completes the list and makes for a perfect Easter.
Prices: MOP $160 (hotel guest), MOP $190 (visitor), Egg hunt: MOP $170 (hotel guest), MOP $200 (visitor).
The Kids Co. Children’s Centre, Grand Lapa Macau, 956-1110 Avenida da Amizade, Macau, +853 8793 4820, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.grandlapa.com/the-resort/kids-co-2018-easter-activities
Café Bela Vista has an insane variety of Easter specials on offer for little and big gourmands both: Easter “Sexta Feira Santa” Dinner Buffet, Easter Dinner Buffet + Kids’ Buffet, Easter Sunday Brunch, Easter Monday Brunch, Easter Afternoon Tea Set (+ limited cocktails), Easter Smashing Egg Surprise and non-edible Kids Co. 2018 Easter Activities. Now hear this:
Kids aged 5 and below dine for free, and children aged between 6 and 18 pay a children's price if accompanied by at least one paying adult. What.An.Offer. You get more things for free: two hours at Kids Co. for the kids who dined in the buffet. Prices vary, so check here for all the details, including reservations, discounts and special combos.
St. Regis Macao promotes quality gourmand family time with their special Family Sharing Set Dinner (a 4-person, 8-course menu including roast beef Wellington, paprika sautéed prawns, Alaskan crab with cognac, crab roe cream and some mad desserts *drool*), Easter Sunday Brunch (freshest seafood, prime meat, local specials and amazing desserts) and Easter Afternoon Tea makes things especially interesting with a selection of exotic festive sweet and savory treats and teas.
The St. Regis Macao, Estrada Do Istmo, S/N, Cotai, Macau, +853 2882 8898, www.stregismacao.com
FADO’s Executive Chef Luís Américo translated Easter into six unbelievable Portuguese delicacies, two for each course. Click here to look at all these dishes, marvel at the sight of them and read their DELICIOUS and instructive descriptions, but do prepare a tissue to wipe that drool away. Seafood & meat, chocolate & cheese, crunchy & soft... and just too good.
For more details and delicious pics, click here.
Hotel Royal Macau, Estrada Da Vitoria 2-4, Macau, +853 2855 2222 ext. 142, www.hotelroyal.com.mo
Hotel Okura's Terrace Restaurant has your lunch and dinner covered with a semi-buffet of complete goodness. This is the place to enjoy cooked-to-order main courses and some food options that are inherently tailored to everyone's taste, like unlimited healthy salad and colorful Easter desserts!
See details, prices and book your table here!
Terrace Restaurant, Hotel Okura, 6/f, Macau, +853 8883 5126, email@example.com, www.hotelokuramacau.com/en/diningoffer/terrace-easter-semi-buffet-2018
Sands Resort Macao and Sands Macao award-winning restaurants bring Spring to the table through seasonal delicacies like spring lamb and seafood that's as fresh as can be, delicious traditions like hot cross buns and chocolate Easter eggs, as well as some less common seasonal treats and teas. There's a comprehensive variety of Asian, Australian, French, American, Indian, Welsh, and, of course, Portuguese cuisine cooked across these world-class kitchens.
Try to pick one (or 6) of these pieces of culinary heaven with the help of this detailed overview, which includes dishes highlights, prices (kiddos under 12 pay half the price because they pay for the rest in cute) and contact information.
There's always more in the city of Macau, so here's a bit of it:
SHERATON GRAND MACAO HOTEL, www.sheratongrandmacao.com/easter
STUDIO CITY, www.studiocity-macau.com/easter-taste-sensations