Golden dragons, lions, fireworks, pinwheels, festive food, families and fun - Macao is welcoming in the Year of the Monkey with no holds barred! The whole city will be alive with parades but none grander than the Parade for Celebration of the Year of the Monkey. Many cultural performances, exhibitions, seminars and workshops will reinforce the seasonal message, with the 2016 Macao Valentine's light show in Taipa Houses-Museum environs adding a fairytale dimension. Join the Macau Tower Charity Walk, Lion Dance Parade around Taipa & Coloane – all offering spectacular photo opportunities for you, your family and friends!
Wrap up warm and explore the many outdoor markets, too – like Taipa Flea Market in the heart of Old Taipa Village; 5 Outubro Street Art Fair on the Peninsula; Blissful Coloane Market, specialising in artisan food and beverages, organic products and handcrafts; and, of course, Lunar New Year's Eve Flower Market, which will be cascading with beautiful blooms on many dozens of stalls.
What better way to spend New Year Holidays than with a brisk walk following eight designated routes of 'Step Out, Experience Macao's Communities'. Along the routes, don't miss out the Macao Government Tourism Office WeChat game themed 'Look Out for the Golden Monkey'. Use WeChat ID 'mgtoweixin', 'Shake' or 'Scan' functions at locations where golden monkeys are placed. Hunt down the monkeys, the more got spotted, the more chances of winning great prizes. Get all the information you need by downloading the relevant apps to smooth your way. Kung Hey Fat Choy!