All Around the City
Christmas at last . . . and it's also the 15th Anniversary of the Establishment of Macau SAR. So there's plenty to celebrate! Witness the Official Flag-raising Ceremony, fireworks display, and Sports and Art Show in Commemoration of the 15th Anniversary of the Establishment of Macau SAR plus the 3D Mapping Show. Catch the Standard & Latin Dance Music Show, seasonal and patriotic music by the territory's fine Macau Orchestra and Macau Chinese Orchestra, Macau Jazz Week 2014, and the amazing multicultural music and performances of Parade through Macau, Latin City. And there's the Thailand Cultural Festival 2014 to look forward to. The spirit of the season is also very much alive with the 'Hope Faith Love' Christmas Concert in Memory of Fr. Lancelote Rodrigues.
Santa's very busy, too, with I'm Santa Claus 2014 – The Gift Factory, The Production and Exhibition of Creative Christmas Toy Tree, Give the Gift of Joy this Christmas. And Christmas wouldn't be the same without gifts galore so jump right into the Macau Shopping Festival 2014 – thousands of bargains await from hundreds of retailers!
Take a guided tour of the Historic Centre of Macau, taking in not only the UNESCO Heritage-listed buildings, squares and monuments but the wonderfully decorated public spaces. And don't forget to take your Macau Cultural and Creative Map pinpointing the best places to buy local products. The Open Top Bus Tour is another great way to explore the city, while walkers have several options with the 'Step Out, Experience Macau's Communities' programme – and runners won't want to miss the 2014 Macau International Marathon. Still at street level, the Taipa Flea Market, 5 Outubro Street Art Fair and Sun Never Left will pack some punch to your present purchases. Exhibition-goers are well served around the city with 3rd Asian Food Expo (Winter) & Home Delights Expo plus International Toy & Game Exhibition 2014 and many more exhibitions and festivals. Concertgoers have a large choice of venues and genres to choose from, while theatergoers must not miss the famously wacky Cookin' Nanta – Korean Cooking Show. And how better to wrap up the year than with Macau Countdown Concerts on the Peninsula and Taipa, with live performances, fun and fireworks.
There's so much going on this month, so much to see, and so much to do. Want to pack as much into your time as possible? WiFi Go, Macau Budget Hotel website, Experience Macau App, the Audio Guide and Macau Cultural and Creative Map are all at your digital fingertips!