Christmas in Macau

By Doris Lam / Vestigo Macau
Photography: Amy Wong / Benny Wu / Shuttle Stock

With Christmas quickly approaching, we are getting into the festive spirits! From taking selfies at The Parisian’s Eiffel Tower, to admiring Macao’ Christmas decorations, or just breathing in the energy of the city, here is the list of top Christmas activities and events happening in December.

     

The Parisian Winter Light Show and the inverted Christmas Tree
The Parisian Macau will be lighting up your Christmas romance at The Eiffel Tower. From now till January 2, 2020, The Eiffel Tower will be playing a Christmas edition of the Grand Illumination light show performance with festive tunes. Don’t leave without witnessing the glittering 50-foot inverted Christmas tree decorated with Swarovski crystals, hanging from the ceiling of the hotel lobby! Inspired by the Christmas tree in Galeries Lafayette Paris, it’s a photo opportunity that you won’t want to miss out on.

    

    

When: Now - 2 January, 2020
Where: The Parisian Macau

Tap Seac Square Christmas Bazaar
This year's Christmas Bazaar will be held in Tap Seac Square for 13 consecutive days from December 19th to 31st with 15 cultural and creative gift stalls and 9 snack stalls.The theme for this year is "Lights illuminating Christmas" and a mini Christmas train will be on display to bring a lively Christmas experience for both tourists and locals.

    

When: 19 – 31 December (2pm – 10pm)
Where: Praça do Tap Seac
Website: www.iam.gov.mo

My Merry X’Mas ! Taipa Village Christmas Fair
Think where to get your Xmas gifts and decors?  Taipa Village Cultural Association will be presenting a Christmas pop up entitled “My Merry X’Mas ! Taipa Village Christmas Fair at Taipa Village Art Space, with an aim to transform this versatile space into a festive store, selling Christmas confectionaries, gifts and accessories.  

    
    Photography: Taipa Village Art Space Facebook

When: 1 - 31 December (12pm – 8pm)
Where: Taipa Village Art Space

Macao Light Festival 2019
Learn about Macao’s East-meets-West history and culture at the Macao Light Festival. Special gastronomy elements will be added to fit this year’s theme, “Explore the Light”, with five projection mapping shows at three different locations across the city. Performers are also invited from Portugal, Belgium and Macao for a  special performance at the Ruins of St. Paul’s. Find interactive games such as hopscotch, delicious treats from food trucks, as well as night markets that showcase culture and creativity.

    

    

    

When: 1-31 December
Where: Various locations around town, see website for details
http://en.macaotourism.gov.mo/events/majorevent_detail.php?id=1763

Christmas with Longines
Longines takes Christmas to the next level with 2 Christmas decorations. Driving inspiration from music boxes and equestrian tradition, a 13 metre Christmas tree at St.Mark’s Square will feature a white horse carousel music box circling around the tree with Christmas carols will be showcased at Shoppes at Venetian and Shoppes at Parisian.

    
    Photography via Sands Shoppes Macao Facebook

When: Now - 2 January, 2020
Where: St Mark's Square, Shoppes at Venetian, The Venetian Macao
https://www.venetianmacao.com/shopping/shoppes/jewellery-and-watches/longines.html

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