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New Year’s Eve celebrations draw 42,341 visitors

‘Macao Light Festival – Visitors from Mars’ extended until 16 January to capitalise on the impact of city’s mega event.

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‘Macao Light Festival – Visitors from Mars’ extended until 16 January to capitalise on the impact of city’s mega event.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:45 am

Macao ended the year on a high note, with 42,341 visitors flocking into the city to join the celebrations on New Year’s Eve.

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said this marked the second highest number of visitor arrivals in 2021, while Labour Day in May holds the record of 44,000. The MGTO noted that in the past week, the daily average number of arrivals was 30,230, while the hotel occupancy rate stood at 62.8 per cent.

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Photo courtesy of Macao Government Tourism Office

Meanwhile, the MGTO announced that the “Macao Light Festival 2021 – Travellers from Mars” will be extended until 16 January.

By extending the festival and most of its activities and installations, the MGTO aims to continue the impact of the “mega-event”, as well as attract locals and visitors alike to various districts in the city to take part.

With the exception of some installations, games, and projection mapping shows, the festival will continue to take place daily from 7 pm to 10 pm until 16 January, with the last projection mapping show starting at 9:50 pm. The MGTO underlined that the projection mapping shows will only continue to take place in Largo do Pagode do Bazar near the Inner Harbour, Largo dos Bombeiros in Taipa and the Chapel of St. Francis Xavier in Coloane Village.

Light installations and games will be staged in several areas such as the central district, Nam Van district and NAPE, as well as some areas in Taipa and Coloane, The Macau Post Daily reported.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:45 am

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