With the temperatures set to drop and the cooler winds coming in, it’s the best time of the year for long evening strolls. To coincide with this and held just in time for Mid-Autumn Festival, one of Macau’s most popular events has returned and it is none other than the 3rd Macau International Lantern Festival. This popular and much-photographed event is back to illuminate and light up the city. It will run until October 1 and is sure to attract the local community and international visitors alike.
Lighting up the Night
Feast your eyes on colorful lantern art installations led by renowned Macanese architect and artist Mr. Carlos Marreiros. There are impressive interactive art installations featuring fluttering butterflies and beautiful flowers are designed by renowned architect and artist Mr. Carlos Marreiros and a group of local artists under the theme “Wynn Butterfly Story”, giving visitors an opportunity to engage with LED animations and to admire vibrant lanterns. Five key art installations created by prominent and promising artists. They include “Joy of Love” by esteemed Macau painter Mr. Lio Man Cheong; “Emergency Love” by Beijing artist Mr. Mei Le; “Queen of Hearts” by Portuguese artist Ms. Ana Jacinto Nunes; “Eden’s Fruit of Love” by British architect and artist, Ms. Farah Carolina; and “Love Rabbit for All” by Italian artist Mr. Ugo Re. There are also a total of 10 monumental and stunning lantern sculptures and contemporary art displays between six to twelve meters tall. They are based around the theme, “Love is in the Air” and are located at One Central Macau Promenade. The area has been transformed into a dazzling sight with a fun-filled atmosphere and festive carnival ambiance.
Also, don’t miss the dining promotions, competitions and awards held to coincide with the light festival in Wynn Macau. If you snap away and get creative with your social media posts there are prizes to win. Head to the Waterfront Promenade of Wynn Macau where you’ll also The festival exhibits extend to Anim’Arte NAM VAN, bringing extra fascination with an array of light installations created by the Macau cultural gifts design brand, Meeet. Visitors are welcome to interact with this series of Mid-Autumn installations comprising lanterns with rotating scenes, projection lights with interesting patterns and pretty chairs based on the theme, “Tour & Play The Lantern”. Revelers can fully immerse themselves in the exhibits and play around the interactive exhibitions. This breathtaking affair will fill you with awe and wonder.
Lantern Festival Afternoon Tea by One Central Macau x Mandarin Oriental, Macau
A festival is not a festival without food, and there are a feast of flavors to indulge in during he event. Head to Mandarin Oriental and share a delightful Afternoon Tea set with their a special menu they created for the festival. Enjoy delectables like rabbit-inspired pan-fried buns rolled with cheese sausages, garden rabbit-inspired vegetable grilled sandwiches, potato parma ham croquettes with truffle mayonnaise, smoked duck burgers with foie gras, mango choux puffs, peach mousse with raspberry cream, and more. The promotion is available until September 30 and is available at The Lobby Lounge. It is priced at MOP $398 for two persons plus 10% service charge.
Wynn Macau – “Butterfly Story” Afternoon Tea
For the festival, Wynn Executive Pastry Chef Yoann Mathy has exquisitely designed a special “Butterfly Story” Afternoon Tea featuring beautiful butterflies. Savor lush treats and sweet delicacy meticulously handcrafted by Chef Yoann’s skillful pastry team. The sweet delights include vanilla and tonka bean chocolate truffle, roasted coconut filled macarons, red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, exotic ‘Lily’ cream crispy hazelnut and almond cake, just to name a few. For a dash of savory, guests can also enjoy the Truffle lobster salad soft roll, Foie gras mousse, and onion jam, Gravlax salmon cornets with caviar and more decadent delicacies. This special offer is available until October 14 at MOP $388 for two persons plus 10% service charge.
The 3rd Macau International Lantern Festival is back to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival! Extending along the Waterfront Promenade of Wynn Macau to One Central Macau, the area will be colorfully illuminated from now until October 15. There will be impressive interactive art and light installations featuring fluttering butterflies and beautiful flowers designed by renowned architects and artists. The theme this year is “Wynn Butterfly Story”, and visitors will have the opportunity to engage with the LED animations and admire the many vibrant lanterns.
When: September 3—October 15
Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays, 10:30am—12:00am
How much: Free
For more information, please call +853 2822 2345 or visit the One Central Macau website