May 2022
The Light up Macao Drone Gala 2022 make for a grand scene as gathering hundreds of drones
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Light up Macao Drone Gala 2022 to dazzle the city in May

Organised by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), the Light up Macao Drone Gala 2022 dazzles the city on 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th May, with two drone shows to take place each evening at Nam Van Lake. Under the theme of Macao for All Seasons, the Drone Gala waves together different elements such as festivals, events and unique architecture, bringing a thrilling nighttime entertainment experience to both residents and tourists, deepening the cross-sector integration of “tourism+” in Macao.

The shows are designed by a team from a top drone company in Shenzhen that participated in last year’s Drone Gala. In addition, six of the shows are being presented by the event partners, namely Melco Group, Wynn, Sands China Limited, Galaxy Entertainment Group, SJM Resorts, S.A. and MGM. This year’s Drone Gala also includes several outreach activities, including the display of a human size drone, photography contest and more.

Light up Macao Drone Gala 2022 video

Constellation of 880 drones to choreograph “Macao for All Seasons”

The four nights will run under a different theme, namely “Sprint Rejoice”, “Fun-tactic Summer”, “Golden Fall Delights” and “A Merry Winter”. The two shows at each night are held at 8:00pm and 9:30pm (8:30pm and 9:45pm on 4th May). Each show lasts about 15 minutes. A constellation of 880 drones is choreographed to present a dazzling array of 2D and 3D patterns that are combined with lighting, music and narration. Speakers are set up along the Anim’Arte NAM VAN, enhancing the scene effect and atmosphere, as well as enriching the public’s audio and visual experiences.

The shows are live-streamed via the official MGTO WeChat video account (“澳門特區旅遊局”), the Weibo account (“澳門特區政府旅遊局”) and the Facebook accounts “Stopover Macao” and “Experience Macao”. The shows are also available on TDM’s TDM Ou Mun and TDM Entertainment TV Channel, as well as Macau Cable TV Ch3HD. Meanwhile, live background music and narration is broadcasted by TDM - Radio Macao’s Chinese Channel (FM100.7) on each show night.

Outreach activities and online games

There are four outreach programmes during the Drone Gala, including the “Big Big Drone Exhibition”, which features a large drone at the Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre on display until 8th May. “Drone Formation Display” is set at the Anim’Arte NAM VAN with 200 drones arranged as the pattern “I ♡ MACAO” in the evening between 5th and 6th May. There are also “Macao for All Seasons” Photography Contest and “Drone Sky Art” Formation Design Contest taking place as part of the Drone Gala.

Public can participate in the online game at on or before 8th May to redeem points for various gifts and offers, as well as to enter at the lucky draw. Prizes include vouchers for hotel stays and meals provided by the six event partners. The online game also features interactive fun on the site. With the advanced AR technology, spectators can conduct AI recognition upon drone patterns through smartphone camera for an interactive experience of the shows.

All performers and staffs who participate in this event need to follow the guidelines issued by the Health Bureau on the “Prevention of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia”. They will need to have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or have taken a nucleic acid test for COVID-19. Spectators must present their green Macao Health Code, scan the venue code, undergo temperature checks and maintain social distances, as well as wear masks throughout the time on site.

For details, please visit MGTO’s website at

“Stay, Dine and See Macao” launches drone-themed itinerary and 11 more new routes

In line with the Light up Macao Drone Gala 2022, the “Stay, Dine and See Macao” programme has unveiled a drone-themed tour especially for the occasion. On the show days (7th and 8th May), participants can visit A-Ma Temple, Moorish Barracks, Lilau Square, St. Lawrence’s Church, Dom Pedro V Theatre and St. Augustine’s Church, as well as enjoy dinner and the shows at Anim’Arte NAM VAN. Professional photographers also demonstrate to participants on the tour how to skillfully shoot the unique architectural styles of the World Heritage sites and the drone shows themselves.

In addition, there are 11 new itineraries, six of which feature nighttime and gastronomic tours, offering an array of dynamic night routes and different dining experiences of buffets. There are also two itineraries with the theme of traditional Chinese medicine and ecological science, visiting scenic spots such as the Ecological Trail Garden of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. The other three itineraries are suitable for kids and family fun, with itineraries experiences like a close encounter with miniature horses at the Macau Jockey Club, water fun at the Grand Resort Deck of Galaxy Macau, take part in DIY craft workshops and perform and record songs in a studio like a singer. All these itineraries are available until June.

More details about the itineraries available at
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