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MGTO’s Lunar New Year Activities

MGTO’s Lunar New Year Activities

MGTO’s Lunar New Year Activities

  • 2023/01/22-02/12
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Lunar New Year Celebration 2023
A variety of celebrations for the Lunar New Year are taking place to enrich the festive spirits in Macao. On the first day of the Lunar New Year, the lively 238-metre-long golden dragon, accompanied by lion dances, parades throughout different locations of the city to entertain spectators and bestow festive blessings. During the festival, the God of Fortune, Golden Boy and Girl, the Gods of Happiness, Prosperity and Longevity, the Chinese Zodiac Rabbit and Macao tourism mascot MAK MAK are also greet and distribute festive souvenirs to spectators across the city. Dance performances are also scheduled at designated locations to further enliven the city with festive vibes.


The Golden Dragon and Lion Parade
Time: 22nd Jan (First day of the Lunar New Year) 11:20am to 1:00pm
Route: Ruins of St. Paul’s (Eye’s Dotting Ceremony & Starting point of parade)→Senado Square→Calçada do Tronco Velho→St. Augustine’s Square→Rua Central→Travessa da Paiva→the Government Headquarters→Travessa do Padre Narciso→St. Lawrence’s Church→Lilau Square→Rua da Barra→A-Ma Temple→Avenida Panorâmica do Lago Sai Van→Rotunda da Baía da Praia Grande→Sai Van Lake Square


Lion Dance, Festive Souvenirs Distribution, Dance Performance
Time & Venue: 22nd & 23rd Jan (First & Second day of the Lunar New Year)
Venue: Several locations in Macao (Please refer to the official website for details)


Parade for Celebration of the Year of the Rabbit and Parade Float Exhibition
Here comes the long-awaited annual float parade! Aside from beautiful floats, local bands are also staging cultural performances with festive melodies and dances, bringing joy and blessings to the city with an unforgettable Lunar New Year celebration. The decorative floats will be showcased at the Macao Science Center and Tap Seac Square after the parade. Don’t miss out on the exhibition and get a closer look at the exquisite decorations of the floats!


First Parade
Time: 24th Jan (Third day of the Lunar New Year), 8:00pm to 9:45pm
Venue: Sai Van Lake Square (Opening Ceremony & Cultural Performance)→ Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen→Macao Science Center


Second Parade
Time: 28th Jan (Seventh day of the Lunar New Year), 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Venue: Rua Norte do Patane→Avenida do Conselheiro Borja→Estrada do Arco→Estrada da Areia Preta→Avenida de Venceslau de Morais→Rua Quatro do Bairro da Areia Preta→Avenida da Longevidade→Rua do Mercado de Iao Hon→Iao Hon Market Garden (Cultural Performance: 8:15pm)


Parade Float Exhibition
Time: All day
Venue: Macao Science Center Waterfront (25th to 27th Jan)
Tap Seac Square (29th Jan to 12th Feb)


Fireworks Display for Celebration of the Lunar New Year
On the third day, seventh day and fifteenth day of the Lunar New Year, dazzling fireworks explode and light up the sky at night, presenting a colorful and stunning visual feast. These spectacular fireworks displays underscore the prosperity and happiness of Macao, and this striking and picturesque scene is certainly not to be missed.


Time: 24th & 28th Jan, 9:45pm; 5th Feb, 9:00pm
Venue: Seafront of Macau Tower


Admission: Free admission
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Instagram: makmakmacao
Enquiries: (853) 2831 5566, 2833 3000
Organiser: Macao Government Tourism Office