Chinese New Year is celebrated all over town this weekend on January 24 and 25, so gear up, book a table somewhere awesome in Macau and have a festive holiday surrounded by family and friends! The city is expected to be packed with tourists to see the year of the rat decorations and spend some quality time with their loved ones in Macau. Be sure to check out what the weekend has in store for you, remember to take lots of pictures and enjoy the festivities!
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The Parade for the Celebration of Chinese New Year has become one of Macau’s signature festivities with the aim to present fascinating celebrations that blend a diversity of cultural gems for local residents and visitors from around the world. The first parade takes place on the third day of the Lunar New Year, with the participation of 13 to 15 parade floats, joined by over 1,000 performers formed by local performance groups and external performance groups from various countries and regions, stage performances and fireworks display.
Spectator stands are available at the main stage area and along the parade route to accommodate residents and visitors to enjoy the show. The second parade is held a few days later at the northern district, with parade floats along the route and a finale cultural show on stage, as to encourage visitors and residents to explore this neighborhood and to promote community tourism. The splendid parade floats will be showcased at specific outdoor locations in Macau, where local residents and visitors can enjoy the sight of these illuminated floats.
When: Monday and Saturday, January 27 and February 1, 2020
How much: Free admission
For more information, call +853 2833 3000
The Mandarin Oriental, Macau has crafted an array of menus, offers and takeaway goodies for people to celebrate this Chinese New Year in grand style! With the year of the rat upon us, join friends and family and have prosperous feasts at their outlets. With their Savory Spring Festival, celebrate a prosperous new year at the Lobby Lounge with an exclusive Chinese New Year-themed afternoon tea and prosperity lunar MO Express menu. If you prefer to celebrate this time with beautiful views, savor a delicious afternoon tea buffet with stunning views overlooking Nam Van Lake and Macau Tower with their Chinese New Year Buffet Afternoon Tea, at Vida Rica Bar.
Chinese New Year Festivities welcomes the year of the rat at Mandarin Oriental, Macau with a dramatic lion dance performance and the roar of firecrackers, spreading good fortune and great health. Why not take the little ones? They’ll surely enjoy it. Also, The Mandarin Cake Shop presents festive hampers and traditional homemade Chinese delicacies. These gourmet seasonal treats make perfect gifts.
When: January 2–February 8, 2020
Check menus and takeaway options here
For more information on Vida Rica Bar, call +853 8805 8918 or send an email to [email protected] To contact the Lobby Lounge, call +853 8805 8938 or send an email to [email protected] For reservation of hampers at The Mandarin Cake Shop, call +853 8805 8948 or send an email to [email protected]
The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip offers a range of exquisite culinary delights and experiences to celebrate the Year of the Rat to share with friends and family and welcome prosperity for the year ahead. The St. Regis Macao’s in-house guests can delight in the renowned Chinese banquet delicacy “Buddha jumps over the Wall” soup. Their exquisite interpretation of this hearty soup is layered with the finest ingredients, including South African abalone, sea cucumber, dried scallops, fish maw, dried mushroom, cured ham and pork ribs.
This Chinese New Year also brings yet another brand new chapter of Stories of the Sea! The Manor’s culinary artisans have crafted eight dishes, including bluefin tuna loin served on a crispy potato bacon pillow with stracciatella cheese. Main courses include tiger prawns in cedar bark topped with Morocco argan oil, and the sustainably sourced Glacier 51 toothfish from the deep icy waters off the coast of Australia, served with fresh wasabi cream, yuzu curd and topped with nameko mushrooms from Japan. A new Hokkaido sea urchin dish is served with blue swimmer crab and Petrossian trout roe, and a new dish featuring abalone and tiger prawn Koshihikari rice cooked in risotto style are sure to delight. To finish, a black sesame panna cotta with mandarin sherbert completes the evening on a sweet note. Why not celebrate this festive time with something different and fresh?
When: Buddha Jumps over the Wall Soup – January 24–February 29, 2020
A Celebration of Flavors – January 2, 2020 onwards
Stories of the Sea – The Fourth Chapter – January 6–March 31, 2020
How much: Buddha Jumps over the Wall Soup – MOP $688 per person
A Celebration of Flavors – MOP $688 (nett per set)
Stories of the Sea – The Fourth Chapter – MOP $888 per person, MOP $1,288 with cocktail and wine pairing
For more information about the Chinese New Year dining offers of The St. Regis Macao or reservations, please call +853 2882 8898 or send email to The Manor at [email protected]
Exhibition of Weaving, Dyeing and Embroidery Skill Art of Jiangsu Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
“The World at Their Fingertips – Exhibition of Weaving, Dyeing and Embroidery Skill Art of Jiangsu Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region” takes place from 22 January to 16 February, at the Chun Chou Tong Pavilion of Lou Lim Ioc Garden, featuring the traditional craft skills and showcasing the unique artworks of weaving, dyeing, and embroidery from Jiangsu Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Dedicated to the traditional crafts, the spring festival exhibition showcases over 200 pieces (sets) of the unique artworks from Jiangsu Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in a novel and intriguing way. Artworks from the two regions, which are representative areas of weaving, dyeing and embroidery skills of the Han Chinese and ethnic minorities, are known for their advanced craftsmanship.
When: Exhibition – January 22–February 16, 2020
Workshops – 10:30am–12:30pm and 3:00pm–5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, February 8 and 9, 2020
Where: Exhibition – Chun Chou Tong Pavilion, Lou Lim Ioc Garden, 10 Estrada de Adolfo Loureiro, Macau
Workshops – 55- 57, Avenida do Coronel Mesquita (Green Townhouses), Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, call +853 8988 4000
Sheraton Grand Macao, Cotai Strip is welcoming the happiness and prosperity of the year of the rat with an extensive range of dining experiences and special offers to celebrate Chinese New Year with friends and loved ones.
The Sheraton Grand Macao Chinese New Year offers include a range of special menus and takeaway gifts, ranging from small festive treats, light meals, to buffet selections and all the way up to multi-course banquets for a truly festive celebration to welcome the Lunar New Year.
When: Now until February 3, 2020
For reservations or more information about the Chinese New Year dining offerings at Sheraton Grand Macao, Cotai Strip call +853 8113 1200 or email Bene at [email protected]; Feast at [email protected]; Yum Cha at [email protected] or Palms Café and Bar at [email protected]
Each year, the parade is the most important celebration event for visitors to experience the joy of Chinese New Year. The theme of the parade this year is “Celebration of the Year of the Rat”, and the 18 parade floats wind their way through some of the most atmospheric districts of the city alongside performances on January 27 and February 1. As per tradition, all of the splendid floats are showcased to the public at the Macao Science Center and Tap Seac Square.
When: Parade Float – 8:00pm–10:00pm, January 27, 2020
Parade Float Exhibition – January 27–February 1 and February 1–8, 2020
Fireworks Display – 9:45pm, January 27, 2020
Rua Norte do Patane → Av. do Conselheiro Borja → Estrada do Arco → Estrada da Areia Preta → Av. de Venceslau de Morais → Rua Quatro do Bairro da Areia Preta → Av. da Longevidade → Rua do Mercado de Iao Hon → Iao Hon Market Garden
How much: Free admission
For more information, call +853 2833 3000, send an email to [email protected] or check the event’s website
Balinese artist I Nyoman Suarnata exhibits 30 of his artworks at Casa Garden, from January 22 to February 23. He has an artistic career characterized by an incessant desire to experiment with new paths, ideas, in search of an artistic identity. The works presented vary between what we could call naive art, for its spontaneity and creative simplicity, while others show a more realistic style, mainly focused on the human figure or animals, through the combined use of mixed techniques, oil painting, acrylic, paper clippings, and other writings. I Nyoman Suarnata will also exhibit some charcoal pencil drawings and a few sculptures.
I Nyoman Suarnata’s most recent works have several types of animals for consumption in the background, with characteristics or features that are deformed, cartoonish or even surreal. The artist analyzes and draws inspiration from the traditional art and culture of his region, making a new personal interpretation and incorporating his artistic vision of them in his paintings and sculptures. He completed his studies at the Indonesian Institute of Arts, in Denpasar and participated in several collective and individual exhibitions.
When: January 22–February 23, 2020
Where: Casa Garden, 13 Praça de Luís de Camões, Macau
How much: Free admission
Vida Rica Restaurant will create unforgettable get-togethers with family and friends over auspicious menus and special festive dishes. Join the ones you love most and celebrate Chinese New Year in the best company. Either at lunch or dinner, Mandarin Oriental, Macau has everything one needs to usher in a prosperous year. From dim sum menus to western-style ones, there is something for everyone and lots of flavors to experience.
When: 12:00pm–3:00pm and 6:00pm–10:30pm, January 22–February 8, 2020
How much: Lunch – Prosperity Family set – MOP $3,588 for four persons for a six-course menu
Fortune Dim Sum set – MOP $588 per person for a six-course menu
Western set – MOP $438 per person for a three-course menu
Dinner – Family set – MOP $3,588 for four persons for a six-course menu
Prosperity Chinese New Year – MOP $888 per person for a six-course menu
Western Degustation – MOP $888 per person for four-course menu
For reservations, contact Vida Rica Restaurant by calling +853 8805 8918 or sending an email to [email protected]
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“The Long Journey: The Forbidden City and Maritime Silk Road” is open to the general public and tourists. The exhibition follows the theme of “One Belt, One Road”, without forgetting the original purpose of the Maritime Silk Road, while reflecting on history and looking to the future. Large in scale and rich in content with a wide array of exhibits, it is indeed one of a kind art event of remarkable significance through Macau’s history.
What’s extraordinary about this exhibition is that it prompts the public to retrace the history of Chinese and Western cultural exchanges through the maritime Silk Road, a route of civilization. The exhibits include treasures of the Qing palace from the collection of the Palace Museum and newly added cultural relics after the founding of the New China.
In addition, the exhibition shows other original paintings, as well as restorations of scenic illusion paintings (tongjing hua) at the Juanqin Studio, the luxurious building for Emperor Qianlong in his retired years, and cultural relics set in simulated settings. All in all, intertwining classical and modern, time and space, the exhibition allows visitors to understand the wisdom of the different ethnicities as they chased dreams wide and far on the maritime Silk Road, as well as the transformations in science and art brought to the world by the resulting exchanges and interactions.
When: January 11–April 13, 2020
Where: Macao Museum of Art, Avenida Xian Xing Hai, NAPE, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, check their website
Begin the New Year looking stunning while feeling your greatest with a one-hour treatment at the award-winning Forbes five stars spa and a 60-minute personal training class. Available until the end of January, you’ll receive MOP $200 credit per person with every purchase of this package!
When: January 25–31, 2020
Where: The Spa, Mandarin Oriental, Macau, 945 Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen, NAPE, Macau
For more information, call +853 8805 8588, send an email to [email protected] or check the event’s Facebook page