Travel: Macao Light Festival 2017

11955_1It’s the time of the year again. Alongside the festive christmas decorations, the annual Macao Light Festival takes place in December as over a 100 artists were commissioned to paint the town in light installations, inspired by stories of history, trade and love.



In it’s second year running, this year’s theme is “wish upon the stars”. The event kicked off last week at St Pauls’ Ruins with stories of voyage, trade and harvests told through light projections on the UNESCO heritage site façade. Similar to the Macao Arts Festival fringe event in 2014, on a much larger scale.


Journey through history with  “Amor Macao”  meaning Love Macao from 3rd to 31st December (the last projection mapping show starts at 9:50 p.m. daily) over intervals from 7-10pm.



The routes of the art installation across the city spans from the Ruins of St. Paul’s  to seven other locations: Senado Square, Anim’Arte Nam Van, Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre, St. Anthony’s Church, Camões Garden, St. Lazarus Church and Calçada da Igreja de S. Lázaro on the Macao Peninsula. If you’re wandering around Taipa village, pop in to see “Happy Homestead” at the Taipa Houses.


A picture paints a thousand words, so I’ll leave you with plenty of images and will be going live on Instagram stories next week as I trek around Macao showered in pretty lights.

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For more information on schedules and activities, visit the Macao Tourism website.


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