Ten spectacular drone shows are set to illuminate the night skies above Macao next month in the run-up to Christmas.
The “Light up Macao Drone Gala” will take place during the “Macao Light Festival”, with 10-15 minute shows at 7 pm and 9:45 pm on 4, 11, 18, 20 and 25 December.
Spectators can gather at the Nam Van Lake area and Anim’Arte NAM VAN. The show will also be broadcast on various TDM channels and its radio station FM100.7.
Choreographed and synced with music and commentary, the themes for the shows are “Drone Gala Macao Light Festival”, “Charm of Macao”, “Embrace your Journey in Macao”, “Macao Lotus in Full Bloom” and “Christmas in Macao”, while incorporating themes of the anniversary of Macao’s return to Chinese sovereignty.
The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) pointed out that the show will feature “professional drone teams” from Beijing, Guangzhou Shenzhen and Tianjin, three of whom have set world records.
The organisers will consider the observatory’s weather forecast and if necessary will announce cancellation or postponement two hours before the show. Vehicle access will be limited from 6 pm to 10 pm along Avenida Panorâmica do Lago Nam Van between the Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre and Legislative Assembly Building, and pedestrians will be restricted from accessing the Governador Nobre de Carvalho Bridge.
In accordance with Covid-19 pandemic prevention measures, spectators will be required to present a valid Macao Health Code, undergo temperature checks, maintain social distancing, and wear a facemask during the event, The Macau Post Daily reported.