5 Things To Do In Macau This Weekend (December 22-24)


December 21, 2017 | BY Steven Crane

From the classic stage show The Sound of Music and Canto-pop superstars Joey Yung & Hacken Lee to the tribal sounds of DJ Will K, there's no shortage of events to fill your diary with this weekend

Prada Station pop-up (Photo: Courtesy of Galaxy Macau)

Climb on board

Prada Station pop-up
For the Christmas holidays, Prada invites shoppers to board its luxury train, an extravagant pop-up installation where there’s the chance to acquire exclusive products chosen for each leg of the journey. The pop-up is designed as a dream-like container, representing the image of Prada on the move.The concept is a reconstruction of a portion of an ideal train. The exterior is a metal shell reminiscent of the American Streamliners of the ‘30s and ‘50s. The interior features walls covered in floral-patterned red silk brocade to create a luxurious, romantic look. The setting is completed by the iconic black-and-white chequered floor which characterises Prada stores around the world since 1913. Around the train, the illuminated platforms host a series of small installations: Christmas versions of life-size Prada Robots become porters pushing luggage trolleys, and the ticket kiosk turns into a concierge to organise visits to the pop-up store and deliver purchases to customers’ homes. Cool!

Prada Station Pop-up, Pearl Lobby, The Promenade Shops at Galaxy Macau,
Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Cotai, galaxymacau.com/en/

Prada boutique, G096 & 1052, The Promenade Shops, +853 2882 7526

5 Things To Do In Macau This Weekend (December 22-24)
Christmas at Galaxy Macau (Photo: Courtesy of Galaxy Macau)

Get in the spirit

Galaxy Christmas displays
There are holiday decorations, and then there are Macau’s holiday decorations. Come December, it seems as if the city’s resorts hold a competition to see who can put up the most extravagant display, think gigantic trees, dazzling 3D light shows and tech-forward LED displays. These aren't your average neighbourhood Christmas decorations but if you’re looking for somewhere to get into the spirit of the holidays, look no further Galaxy properties. Santa Ron will celebrate with guests at East Square; the Christmas Grand Parade features plenty of kid-friendly Christmas characters touring around Galaxy Macau and Broadway Macau, while at StarWorld Hotel, the daily Christmas Highlight Show offers a colourful, festive show that will supply plenty of greeting card-worthy photos.

Galaxy Macau, Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Cotai,
+853 2888 0888, galaxymacau.com/en

The Sound of Music (Photo: Courtesy of The Venetian Macao)

Come alive

The Sound of Music
One of the world’s most popular and successful musicals, The Sound of Music is sure to delight audiences in Macau over the Christmas and New Year period. This highly-acclaimed production comes from the home of West End musical theatre—the famous London Palladium—where it celebrated a record-breaking 954 performances and was seen by more than two million people. To add to the excitement, the well-loved musical will feature 18 talented youngsters from Macau and Hong Kong playing the Von Trapp family children. The Sound of Music tells the uplifting true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain Von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family’s escape across the Austrian mountains as tensions rise prior to the outbreak of World War II. The original Broadway production has won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s biggest success. The score includes some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the stage, including My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain and wonderful title song The Sound of Music.

Until January 7
The Sound of Music, The Venetian Theatre,

The Venetian Macao, Estrada da Baia de N. Senhora da Esperanca, Cotai
+853 2882 8818, cotaiticketing.com

5 Things To Do In Macau This Weekend (December 22-24)
Joey Yung and Hacken Lee (Photo: Courtesy of The Venetian Macao)

Be together again

Hacken Lee & Joey Yung Live Around the World in Macao
Two of the most popular Asian stars, Hacken Lee and Joey Yung, are joining hands and voices to bring another spectacular concert to Macau this Saturday. Though generally known as solo artists, the pair has an undeniable chemistry as fans who attended their highly lauded concert at The Venetian Macao last year well know. The duo first collaborated back in 2005, with their debut song Cannot Delay winning a number of awards. Their relationship has gone from strength to strength and this latest concert, with love as its central theme, may be their greatest collaboration to date. The new concert will see the duo combining their vocal talents in imaginative new arrangements of their best-known songs as they weave a musical tale of the ups and downs of romance.

December 23
Hacken Lee & Joey Yung Live Around the World in Macao
Cotai Arena, The Venetian Macao, Estrada da Baia de N. Senhora da Esperanca
+853 2882 8818, cotaiticketing.com

DJ Will K (Photo: Courtesy of Club Cubic)

Mix it up

Will K, Club Cubic
Liverpool, England-based, Australian DJ and producer Will K is making waves world-wide with his latest single, Guamo, for Arkade. The vibrantly wild track is filled with driving tribal-style percussion, catchy drops, rhythmic beats, and emphatically exclaimed male vocals. The red-hot electronic music producer has already garnered more than 500,000 Spotify streams for his previous hit, Café Leche, which received support from artists like Hardwell, Steve Angello, and Laidback Luke. With a clearly outstanding musical-knack, the young DJ-producer has released multiple original and remixes for labels such as Size, Armada Music, Protocol Recordings, Doorn Records, Sosumi Records and Code Red Music, with play and download rates skyrocketing.

December 23
Will L, Club Cubic, Level 2, The Boulevard, City of Dreams, Estrada Do Istmo, Cotai
+853 6638 4999, clubcubic-cod.com

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