Macao Light Festival Dazzles the City

Macao Light Festival 2016 attracted record numbers of residents and visitors
The Light Festival introduced new projection techniques on the water curtains

Organized by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), the Macao Light Festival 2016 - Treasure of Light returned to the city from 4th to 31st December, 2016, featuring video mapping projections, light installations, interactive games plus a music and light show at eight scenic spots throughout Macao. Residents and visitors were invited to embark upon a dazzling adventure in quest of the 'Treasure of Light', the theme of the Festival.

The route embraced a number of World Heritage attractions in Macao and the new landmark for culture, creativity and leisure known as Anim'Arte NAM VAN. A new free mobile application was launched this year, featuring maps of the covered route, programme, theme game, the latest information and selfie-taking feature to enhance the participation of residents and visitors.

The Festival also harnessed new projection techniques to not only project onto buildings but on water curtains, too. Interactive elements and audio performances added to the overall effect. 'Melody of Light' - a combination of artworks created by local artists and musicians - presented new mapping shows delivering greater visual and sound impact.

Macao Light Festival 2016 was inaugurated on the same day as the Macao International Marathon and Parade through Macao, Latin City, showcasing the city's glamour through a colourful calendar of events. MGTO will continue to enrich Macao's tourism products and events whilst evaluating and accessing their impact. MGTO will also improve and create new tourism events in line with Macao's objective to transform the territory into a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure.