See the light in Macao with a captivating trail of illuminated attractions. Photo: Macao Government Tourism Office

Festival lovers flock to this month’s Macao Light Festival

In Travel News by The H4C Team

World Heritage sites adorned with futuristic 3D light mapping, a shopping festival, and 160,000 shots of fireworks. It must be Macao! Celebrating the holiday season with the largest display of lighting and 3D mapping to ever decorate the city’s streets, squares and outstanding UNESCO World Heritage sites, this festival-loving destination is turning on the after-dark charms.

As locals and visitors go in search of Christmas bargains, fuelled by some of the world’s best fusion cuisine, the historic east-meets-west city is being brought to life through a kaleidoscope of colour. The month-long Macao Light Festival includes four luminous walking routes, eye-catching projection mapping, light installations, interactive games and more. Look to Nam Van Lake for its 30-metre Floating Wonder projection and a 12-metre high inflatable Mak Mak, Macao’s tourism mascot.

Spectacular 3D light-mapping on some of Macao’s most incredible sites, including the Ruins of St Paul’s
Spectacular 3D light-mapping on some of Macao’s most incredible sites, including the Ruins of St Paul’s

A giant fireworks display (160,000 shots of fireworks over 30 minutes) on December 22 will commemorate the centre’s 20th anniversary as a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China. Then the Macao Shopping Festival tops off a stellar month, running the gamut from handcrafted local treasures in tiny Taipa Village to designer bargains.

What a time to meet Macao!

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