What's On in Macao: December 2019

By That's PRD, December 2, 2019

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That’s PRD takes a look at the best of the month in Macao:

Dec 1-31: Macao Light Festival

macao-light-fest-1.jpgImage via visitmacaochina.com

Featuring glamorous 3D architectural projection mapping, light installations and various interactive games, this year’s Macau Light Festival allows tourists and locals alike to enjoy mesmerizing sights at two different locations in the historic city.

Daily Dec 1-31, 7-10pm; free. Ruins of Saint Paul’s, Anim’Arte Nam Van

Dec 5-10: 4th International Film Festival and Awards, Macao

macao-film-fest.jpgImage via iffamacao.com 

The International Film Festival and Awards encourages the use of art as a tool for dialogue to freely share and exchange ideas and learn about different cultures. It also aims to raise awareness and promote the various aspects of Chinese language and East Asian and international cinema, while educating the public on the history of cinematography. A great mix of international films will be screened at various theaters in the city over the course of the festival.

Daily Dec 5-10, various times; MOP60. Various locations. Tickets

Dec 8: Macao International Parade

macao-intl-parade.jpgImage via 澳門國際幻彩大巡遊 Macao International Parade/Facebook

As an annual celebration of Macao’s handover to China, Macao International Parade (formerly called Parade Through Macao) has attracted local artists, residents, tourists and performing groups from around the world since its inception in 2011. Showcasing the unique culture of the international city, the parade takes the crowd through its distinct streets and alleys, bringing song and dance to the historical quarters. 

Sun Dec 8, 3pm; free. Ruins of Saint Paul’s

Until Dec 8: Lingua Franca – Annual Arts Exhibition Between China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries

lingua-franca.jpgImage via Macao Institute of Culture's website

A number of photography and video works by 22 artists from 10 countries and regions will be displayed at Lingua Franca, an exhibition instituted as part of this year’s Macao Arts Festival. Visitors can enjoy these artistic creations in the Portuguese-style Green Townhouses located near the historic district downtown. 

Tue-Sun until Dec 8, 10am-7pm; free admission. Green Townhouses.

Dec 17: The Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macao 2019 Gala Dinner

The-Michelin-Guide-Hong-Kong-Macao-2019-Gala-Dinner-1.jpgImage via Pexels

Celebrating the 12th edition of the Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macao, its official partner Melco will be hosting a gala dinner at City of Dreams to offer culinary delights prepared by six renowned chefs and a patissier from two- and three-Michelin-starred restaurants around the world. Foodies can partake in this once-in-a-lifetime dining experience where a seven-course wine-pairing dinner will be served.

Tue Dec 17, 7pm; MOP4,888. City of Dreams

For cool events happening in Hong Kong, click here.

[Cover image via visitmacaochina.com, iffamacao.com, 澳門國際幻彩大巡遊 Macao International Parade/Facebook, Macao Institute of Culture's website

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