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Macao Light Festival 2020 presents city’s rich culture, urban charm

The Macao Light Festival is now into its sixth year

The Macao Light Festival 2020 is bringing light installations, interactive games and projection mapping shows, accompanied by music, to brighten the city every night between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. from 26 September to 31 October.

Among the highlights of the festival are the projection mapping shows, with projections at heritage buildings in Tap Seac Square featuring as one of the main spots this year. The shows will also “paint” once again the façades of the Macau Yat Yuen Canidrome, formerly a dog racing track; and the Cozinha Pinocchio restaurant at Largo dos Bombeiros in Taipa Village, along with two other new sites on this edition, namely the China Products Company building in Hong Kung Temple Square and the Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Areia Preta Urban Park.

In addition to video mapping shows, different spots along the Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre, Anim’Arte NAM VAN, the Leisure Area at Rua do General Ivens Ferraz in Fai Chi Kei, Taipa Village, and several other locations in the different parishes of the city, are among the 12 sites forming the network of routes for this year’s festival, featuring light installations and interactive games. Along the routes are spots to take selfies and check in on social media. 

This year’s Macao Light Festival shows the rich culture and urban charm of Macao, while demonstrating the city is a safe place to visit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival is organised by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) in partnership with other arms of the Macao SAR Government. The features of the festival highlight the beauty of the World Heritage architecture Macao possesses, the characteristics that distinguish the various communities that make up the city, and manifestations of the status of Macao as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy.

Now into its sixth year, the Macao Light Festival is a signature event. The annual festival helps diversify the products and experiences Macao has to offer residents and tourists, in line with the aim to make Macao a world centre of tourism and leisure.

Stay tuned for more information about the Macao Light Festival on the MGTO website at or on the MGTO WeChat account, mgtoweixin, or on the festival website.