Macao Government Tourism Office

 Press Release
2019 -12 -18
Celebrate 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Macao SAR with the art of light Local mapping shows will come into spotlight on 20th December


Macao Light Festival 2019 extends bests wishes for Macao’s new pinnacle of prosperity

“Joy to the World” invites residents and visitors to express blessings for Macao

Capture Macao’s momentous occasions before “Memory in Time”

Macao Light Festival stretches across different districts in town

Unveiled on 1st December, “Macao Light Festival 2019 – Explore the Light” continues to light up the city with a beautiful extravaganza for residents and visitors in joyful celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region. The Festival offers a wonderful way to fill this festive season with sparkling memories, as Winter solstice, Christmas and New Year’s Eve successively arrive. Two local teams will present projection mapping shows from 20th to 31st December, offering spectators a window onto the trail Macao has blazed through the last two decades and a gaze into the bright future.

 

Staged at the Ruins of St. Paul’s during the aforementioned period (except on 24th December), “The Time of Joy” weaves colorful and animated patterns and lines synchronized with the vigorous rhythm of its original music, into the story of Macao as a fishing village in the old days, the cityscape in cultural harmony and the joyful celebrations of the 20th anniversary. At the St. Joseph’s Seminary Church, another local show “Let’s ‘20’ Together!” celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Macao SAR through diverse and colorful projections. Images of sprout, lotus, festive carnival and other elements are incorporated into the show to symbolize Macao’s flourishing development in the last two decades and visualize the city’s future brimming with dreams and hopes.

 

Besides enjoying the mapping shows which celebrate the joy of Macao, residents and visitors can send their best wishes for Macao onto the big screen of “Joy to the World” beneath the white canopy at Nam Van via the mobile app for Macao Light Festival 2019, or capture the momentous occasions of the city through the journey from 1999 to 2019 at the interactive light installation “Memory in Time” at Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre. Residents and visitors are welcome to “Explore the Light” along the four routes of Macao Light Festival 2019, each designed to offer different wonderful experiences. In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Macao SAR, the event will draw this meaningful year for Macao to a perfect end. On 31st December 2019, the light installations at Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre, Anim’Arte Nam Van and the white canopy at Nam Van will be illuminated until 0:10 midnight on 1st January 2020.

 

The mobile app for Macao Light Festival 2019 can be downloaded for free on App Store or Google Play. The public can complete different activities for gift redemption via the mobile app or social media platforms according to instructions. Gifts of Macao Light Festival 2019 can then be redeemed at various information stations for the event.

 

Organized by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and co-organized by Municipal Affairs Bureau, Cultural Affairs Bureau and Sports Bureau, “Macao Light Festival 2019 – Explore the Light” is dazzling Macao from 1st to 31st December with a confluence of projection mapping shows, light installations, interactive games and more, covering 15 locations across four districts. For more information about the spectacular event, please visit MGTO’s website (www.macaotourism.gov.mo), MGTO’s WeChat ID (“mgtoweixin”) and the themed pages on Facebook (2019 Macao Light Festival), Instagram (macaolightfestival2019) and Weibo. The public is also welcome to download the mobile app for Macao Light Festival 2019.

Updated on: 18/12/2019