The 'Macau Shopping Festival' is back with bargains and deals galore throughout the month and across the city. Celebrate the 14th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Macau SAR, witness flag-raising ceremonies, join the 'Parade through Macau, Latin City,' and enjoy spectacular night-time fireworks displays and the exhibition in the Handover Gifts Museum of Macau. And Christmas is here! Which means the city is alive with twinkling fairy lights, private and public parties plus seasonal concerts by the Macau Orchestra and Macau Chinese Orchestra, all wrapped up with much goodwill and joy in multicultural Macau. In addition, revellers won't want to miss the New Year's Eve Countdown Shows in Senado Square and Taipa!
Enjoy the 'Winter Kaleidoscope' exhibition in the romantic, lakeside Taipa Houses-Museum - or join the 'Crazy Jump' bungee competition from the top of Macau Tower. The Macau Science Centre celebrates its 4th anniversary with a series of great activities, and you can enjoy a nice cuppa coffee with a good read in the 'Reading: Savouring Good Times of Life!' activity.
Catch free weekend performances of National Intangible Cultural Heritage-listed Cantonese Opera plus Chinese Lion Dances, Chinese martial arts, Portuguese Folk Dances, street dances, magic and Balloon-twisting as well as various cultural activities in scenic Coloane Square.
Skate over to 'DreamWorks Experience & Ice World', 'Disney On Ice' and 'Winter at Cotai Strip' and make a date in your diary for 'Macau Jazz Week', 'Mini Concerts in Leal Senado', 'The Fantasticks' and 'Macau Band Directors Association Concerts'.
'Macau International Marathon' and 'Macau Open Badminton Championships' are magnets for top-flight athletes and their supporters, while the annual 'Walk for a Million' is expected to attract a record entry and hundreds of spectators . . . and the 'Thailand Cultural Festival' is sure to attract great interest, too. 'Experience Macau' app, free citywide 'WiFi Go' and the 'Macau Budget Hotels Site' provide electronic updates, while the Audio Guide Service and Tourism Hotline get you where you want to go. Can't decide where to start? 'Step Out, Experience Macau's Communities' has a walking tour, with map, right up your street!
And the local art scene is hot: Best known for paintings of 'frozen in laughter', the works of renowned Chinese contemporary artist Yue Minjun are now on display at Macau Art Museum. In addition, 'Macau Animation Comic & Toy Expo', 'Macau International Ani-Com', 'Sun Never Left - Public Art Performance', 'Taipa Flea Market' & 'Tap Seac Art Fair', '56th Asia Pacific Film Festival', 'Asia Adult Expo' plus activities and exhibitions at 10 Fantasia, Ox Warehouse, AFA, Temporary Exhibitions Gallery of the IACM, Albergue SCM and Macau Fashion Gallery are sure to take the chill off your winter in Macau!