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Festive fun fills the air at Macao Winter Carnival

The 3rd Macao Winter Carnival is on now and ends on 27 December

Snow, game booths and lots of fun are on offer at the 3rd Macao Winter Carnival. The event runs until 27 December and is situated adjacent to Macau Tower. Featured this year is an outdoor, artificial snow park where visitors can experience the ambience of a white winter.

The carnival features attractions for families – including a Snow Zone, Kid World and game booths – and is open Friday to Sunday and public holidays, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission to the venue is free. Fees apply to enter the Snow Zone and Kid World, and to play games at game booths.

This year’s carnival is themed “Let’s Build a Healthy City and Present the Dynamic of Tourism”. Organisers expect the winter extravaganza will help reinvigorate tourism activities and play a part in the city’s economic recovery.

The first two editions of Macao Winter Carnival each attracted more than 100,000 participants. 

The carnival is co-organised by Macau International Carnival Association, Macau Travel Agency Association and Macao Creative Industry Association. The event began on 12 November.

The organisers have taken a number of measures to prevent any possible spread of COVID-19 at the event, following relevant guidelines from the Macao SAR Government Health Bureau. That includes requirements for visitors and staff to wear protective face masks, to have their temperature taken, show a valid Macao Health Code to enter the venue, and to comply with minimum social distancing measures.

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City’s resorts serve up a supreme selection of Christmas offers
Macao’s hospitality sector has readied a range of treats to usher in the holiday season. From festive decorations to special menus, there is something for everyone.
MGM Cotai will host a Christmas carnival in its main atrium from 18 to 27 December. A Christmas-themed candy house and seasonal delicacies are offered, with a schedule of dance and music acts, including performances by the Macao Orchestra. Also planned is a series of workshops, including on how to make Christmas decorations.
The Venetian Macao and The Parisian Macao are staging a display of festive season decorations that will offer guests a number of photo opportunities. Attractions include a giant Christmas tree outside The Venetian Macao and a unique light show at the replica Eiffel Tower landmark outside The Parisian Macao.
The Sheraton Grand Macao and St. Regis Macao celebrate the holidays with special offers on accommodation until the end of December. Both properties have a package catering for up to eight people that comprises a one-night stay in a premium suite, including the presidential suite, coupled with an in-room celebration dinner.
Grand Lisboa Hotel has a Hamper House in the hotel lobby, offering festive hampers designed to honour the traditions of a European Christmas. The hampers are overflowing with handcrafted seasonal gifts including traditional Portuguese delicacy Bolo Rei. Guests can additionally purchase an array of holiday goodies, from Christmas fruit cakes to classic plum pudding.
The Galaxy Macau resort is also breaking out the Christmas decorations and offering festive menus at more than 20 of its restaurants, with options ranging from Italian cuisine to Thai treats.
Many other restaurants, as well as shops, spas and other attractions at Macao’s resorts have prepared holiday specials that will allow friends and family to celebrate the festive season.