As the end of the year approaches, several exciting festivals line up in Macau to collectively present a party atmosphere
Presented by Macau Government Tourism Board (MGTO)
The holiday mood improves at the end of the year. Here in Macau, the sense of fun radiates even stronger, thanks to the festivals that run from November until the start of the New Year.
A vibrant racing festival
Recognized as Macau’s most important sporting event, the Macao Grand Prix returns this year with its 68th edition. Held from November 19-21, the event will feature six races: the Macau Formula 4 SJM Grand Prix; GT Sands China Macao Cup; Galaxy Entertainment Macao Guia Race; Melco Macao Touring Car Cup; GT MGM Greater Bay Area Cup; and Wynn Porsche Carrera Cup Challenge.
Made possible through the sponsorship of six major integrated tourism and leisure companies in Macau, the event will be broadcast across mainland China and abroad, spreading the word about Macau’s continued vibrant and secure living conditions.
To make the races accessible to all, the Macao Grand Prix will offer a number of public entries.
The 68th Macau Grand Prix Family Carnival at Tap Seac Square November 6-7 will feature a miniature Guia track, allowing toddlers to fulfill their dreams of being the next world racer and learn more about event and running activities in a lively atmosphere. and interesting way.
From November 13 to 14, Tap Seac Square transforms into the 68th Macau Grand Prix Motor Show, where the vehicles involved in the races are on display. The opening ceremony of the Macau Grand Prix will be held here on November 13 at 3:00 p.m.
In addition, large-scale screens showing the event will be installed at various locations in the local community and Macau residents will be able to participate in the 68th Macau Grand Prix Photo Contest.
At the relaunched Macau Grand Prix museum, 16 Little Racer DIY workshops will be held on weekends in November. Parents and their little ones can come together to create a wide range of car-inspired keepsakes, such as miniature clay cars, hand-painted bags, handmade soap, puzzles, mosaic artwork and more.
A festival of fun
Tour Macau FUN Fair kicks off on November 6 with a lineup of festival markets, cultural performances, creative workshops and interactive games every weekend throughout the month. Hosted at Taipa Houses, the fair is a must see for anyone who wants to learn about the unique culture and customs of the destination in an entertaining way.
A festival of delicacies
The annual Macau Food Festival returns to delight hungry bellies from November 19 to December 5 at Sai Van Lake Plaza, with a range of gourmet favorites from across Asia, Europe, mainland China and from Macau. Live entertainment, games and beer contests add even more flavor to the much-loved food festival.
Organized by the United Association of Macau Food and Beverage Merchants, the 21st Macau Food Festival also aims to provide an international marketing platform for local catering businesses and ensure that tourism activities benefit to economic development.
A festival of the arts
Macau’s arts scene looks to be the most hectic this end of the year, with many major events and public activations marked for the final months of 2021.
Throughout the months of November and December, the Third Meeting in Macao – Festival of Arts and Culture between China and the Portuguese Speaking Countries brings together a series of events to promote warm cultural exchanges. Highlights include the Lusofonia Festival, the Traditional Music and Dance Show in the Community, the China and Lusophone Countries Film Festival, the Annual Art Exhibition between China and Lusophone Countries, and the Lecture Series on Belt and Road culture on samba and dance. , among others.
Music lovers and budding musicians rejoice, for the Hush! The 2021 concerts return this month with free performances in Macau’s many scenic and iconic locations, as well as workshops where attendees can learn from accomplished musicians, composers and producers, such as Aricalangi, Pun Kuan Pou, Joao Marcos. Gomes Mascarenhas and Joe Lei.
Meanwhile, the MAK MAK tourism mascot makes an artistic statement through a series of four art installations in Portuguese-style Taipa houses, set up with the support of the Office of Cultural Affairs and the Government Tourism Office. from Macau. The Fun with Mak Mak series features the mascot dressed in Portuguese costumes and becoming a travel companion for visitors.
In addition, Taipa Houses’ participation in Art Macao: Macao International Art Biennale 2021 also hosts the Global City exhibition by Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich. The artwork is made of steel and resin, and conceptualized around the idea of ââa global village. It encourages visitors to reflect on land use planning and the application of information technology, exploring in depth the Internet and the convenience of life as well as the means of communication and interaction between people.
A festival of lights
The Light up Macao Drone Gala will take place on December 4, 11, 18, 20 and 25, during which some 300 drones will light up the evening sky, each performance lasting 10 to 15 minutes.
Through the themes The art of loving for the homeland, Build your dream country, Macau charm, Embrace your trip to Macau, and Passion for Macau, the presentations use a symphony of technologies, integrated 2D and 3D design, light and sound effects, all orchestrated by five talented teams from Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Tianjin and Beijing.
On the same theme of lights, the Macao Light Festival will be held from December 4, 2021 to January 2, 2022 and promises a program that will compete with the programs of previous years. First launched in 2015, the annual event features map projections and light installations to evoke stunning visuals through the destination’s iconic areas and landmarks.