Keen to step into the festive season, Macau-style? Home of all-things-grand, the exotic and lavish Macau boasts a slew of happenings that will impress, entertain, surprise and ignite your inner elf – and dazzle the little rascals, big-time! Read on to find out Little Steps’ selection of the top events and celebrations going on during December – from great feasts to heated swimming pools, performances, immersive experiences, fireworks, a Christmas market, and much more!
Expand your senses and immerse yourself in a state-of-the-art experience! In February 2020, The Venetian Hotel at the Sands Resort Macau will be opening the doors to the most engaging and interactive art installation one could think of! The teamLab SuperNature will present groups of digital and 3-dimensional artworks combined to blend the limits of the human body and mind! Get your tickets online now!
TeamLab SuperNature, Cotai Expo Hall, The Venetian® Macau, Estrada da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança, s/n, Taipa, Macau, China, +853 2882 8818, email@example.com, www.teamlab.art/e/macao, Facebook
In for a feast? Then check out all the festive and winter specials the Sheraton Grand Macau has put together with your family -and their big appetite- at the center of all things yum! From now until December 31, guests can fill their hearts and bellies to the brim at the hotel's Feast International Buffet Restaurant. Get a taste of Italy at the Bene Italian Kitchen -showcasing live cooking, wine stations, and handcrafted goodies- or get a festive turkey and ham takeaway set from the Palms Café and Bar! Make your reservation here!
Rejoice and recharge your festive spirit by the St. Regis Hotel's 14-foot Christmas tree! Gather the whole fam at The Manor for a Sunday festive brunch and welcome the new year at the St. Regis Bar with a glass of champagne and jazzy vibes -what a sparkling way to farewell 2019! You can also order Christmas takeaway sets, go for festive afternoon tea, and enjoy a special treat for seafood lovers - a 6-course set dinner menu, 'Stories by the Sea.' Book up here!
Christmas bazaars are a top highlight of the festive season! Clearly, the folks at Studio City Macau know it, so they have put together a mighty market designed to showcase and support local small and medium enterprises. If you've finished jotting down your Christmas presents' list, head to Studio City and get lost amongst handcrafted toys, decorations, food and beverages stalls, workshops, and so much more! But wait, this is not all! Visitors will also get discounts to ride the Golden Reel when purchasing from the market. Finally, book a spa session and enjoy special hotel package deals -yay! The market opens daily from 5pm to 10pm from December 1 up until the 31.
There's just so much going on under the roof of the Sands Resorts Macau! From the inverted Christmas tree at the Rotunda of The Parisian Macau to the Eiffel Tower illumination show and a 3-D light and sound display at The Venetian, you'd just wish the season would last forever! Meet Santa by the 48-foot Christmas tree, let the superb Winter Extravaganza decorations dazzle your inner elf from November 15 to January 2, 2020, and join Macau's biggest New Year's Eve countdown along the Cotai Strip. Find out all the details here and plan an epic season!
The Venetian And The Parisian Macau,
Macau's 9th International Parade will take place on December 8. It'll kick off with an opening ceremony at the Ruins of St. Paul's at 3pm and will wrap up around 6.30pm with a celebration of Macau's handover at the Sai Van Lake Square. The theme this year will honor the cultures of the countries that take part in the Belt and Road initiative - a massive project promoting closer ties between countries- so visitors can expect a mega feast of cultures and nations -how wonderful!
The 5th edition of the Macau Light Festival presents spectacular light installations scattered all over Macau leading visitors on a journey across all the different districts! Light sculptures, projections, interactive games, and much more awaits for the night owls cruising along, keen to connect with artistry and creativity. Locals and visitors can enjoy the festival all throughout December - installations light up from 7pm to 10pm.
Macau Lights Festival, All over Macau Peninsula and on the Islands, visitmacaochina.com/macao-light-festival
2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Macau's sovereignty, hence the government has put together what's going to be an unprecedented fireworks display to celebrate unity, bliss and prosperity! Prepare to jingle and mingle with the whole crew right in front of the Macau Tower and Zhuhai Hengqin Financial Island as this is going to be huge - over 150,000 firework shells will be launched during the 30-minutes show! The date? December 22 at 9pm. See you there!
Macau 20th Anniversary Fireworks, Front of Macau Tower and Zhuhai Hengqin Financial Island, + 853 2831 5566, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.macaotourism.gov.mo/en
Imagine hanging out in an outdoor heated pool, heading for a luxurious spa session, - including a rose petal bath and a chocolate truffle body scrub- feasting over a French Christmas menu, and attending an international concert - all in one place! It may seem unreal but all this and much more is happening at the Galaxy Macau Grand Resort. Check out all details and dates for their exclusive promotions including festive menus, the 'Christmas Bliss' spa promotion and a lineup of international artists performing over the holiday season!
Got any secrets? Beware! Tonny Jan -worldwide known mentalist- will be presenting Mind Hacker at The Venetian Resort from December 14 to January 12. Mind Hacker is a 70-minute performance that promises to challenge, entertain, and surprise the audience! If you feel like having a bit of an adrenaline rush this holiday season, you better get your tickets now!
Mind Hacker In Macau,
Luckily for locals and visitors in Macau, playing and splashing in the water is not just a summer thrill! Many of Macau's hotels count with heated indoor and outdoor pools -just so the dolphins of the fam don't go dry over winter time! Check Little Steps guide to the best swimming pools in Macau and plan a family outing with the serial frolickers of the fam!
Best Pools In Macau, www.littlestepsasia.com/macau/articles/play/macaus-best-pools-kids
Galaxy Macau, www.galaxymacau.com/en/offers
Sands Cotai Central, www.sandscotaicentral.com/offers
Parisian Macau, www.parisianmacao.com/macau-hotel/promotions-offers
Four Seasons, www.fourseasons.com/macau/offers/stay_and_play_package
Grand Coloane Resort, www.grandcoloane.com/en-us/promotions/Family-Camp-Getaway