Until 31 December 2017, Macao will be resplendent in colourful lights for its spectacular annual light festival that celebrates the festive season across the former Portuguese enclave.
Themed ‘Amor Macau’, the Macao Light Festival 2017 presents a ‘glamorous journey brimming with love and dreams’, from the steps leading to the iconic Ruins of St Paul’s to the cobblestone paths near the Taipa Houses Museum.
More than 100 local transmedia creators have put forward their best designs to generate an innovative program of projection mapping, colourful light installations, interactive games at various locations around the compact UNESCO World Heritage-listed Asian centre. The program includes bonus activities such as a light art exhibition, outdoor concerts, an outdoor movie and a special Light Festival dinner.
Organised by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), the festival will also unveil cultural and creative products, launched in tandem with the celebrations.
The lights are switched on each evening between 7.00 and 10.00 with the major projection mapping taking place at the Ruins of St Paul’s, St Anthony’s Church and St Lazarus Church. Interactive games also take place at the Ruins of St Paul’s and St Lazarus Church while outdoor concerts are set down for Anim’ Art Nam Van Lake on Saturday nights.
Venture to Senado Square, Calçada da Igreja de S. Lázaro and Albergue SCM, Anim’Arte NAM VAN, the Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre, Taipa Houses and Camoes Garden and expect to see spectacular light installations.
TOP IMAGE: St Lazarus