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Parade for Celebration of the Year of the Rooster
The Parade goes under the theme of “All Birds Paying Homage to the Phoenix for the Dawn of Spring” this year. In the story, birds of all kinds gather in Macao to welcome the phoenix, which breaks through the golden eggshell and bestows wishes of happiness, good fortune, longevity and prosperity to residents and visitors in Macao at the dawn of Chinese New Year. Marching across streets and plazas imbued with local color, the float parade continues to shine as a major highlight of the event. Along the way, souvenirs will be given out to spectators. The Parade together with other festive activities will brighten up the city with joyful vibes during Chinese New Year.

 

The Parade goes under the theme of “All Birds Paying Homage to the Phoenix for the Dawn of Spring” this year. In the story, birds of all kinds gather in Macao to welcome the phoenix, which breaks through the golden eggshell and bestows wishes of happiness, good fortune, longevity and prosperity to residents and visitors in Macao at the dawn of Chinese New Year. Marching across streets and plazas imbued with local color, the float parade continues to shine as a major highlight of the event. Along the way, souvenirs will be given out to spectators. The Parade together with other festive activities will brighten up the city with joyful vibes during Chinese New Year.

On the third day of Lunar New Year, there will be a float parade and procession of performance groups, followed by a finale show of cultural performances and fireworks display. A launch ceremony along with the theme performance (Phoenix Dance) and performance by pop band C AllStar  will be held in front of Macao Science Center at 8 p.m. to kick off the Parade. And Hong Kong celebrity hosts Bob Lam and Sarika Choy are invited to host the show. Passing through Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen on Macao Peninsula, 14 dazzling floats will proceed together with 688 performers in different groups from nearly 10 countries and regions until the destination at Sai Van Lake Square in front of Macau Tower, making a grand march towards a brighter year ahead with spectators. Spectator seats will be set up at three locations including the roundabout in front of Macao Science Center (the Palace of Peacock), the front square of Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre (the Palace of Crane) and the front square of Rua da Torre de Macau (the Palace of Magpie).

Besides, a finale show of cultural performances will be staged at Sai Van Lake Square at 9 p.m. Local singers Ari, Alan Tse and Viviana Lo will join hands with singers Fred Cheng and Joyce Cheng from Hong Kong to make a fantastic show for the evening. In addition, part of the parading procession will join the stage performance upon arrival at Sai Van Lake Square, followed by a fireworks display at 9:45 p.m, together enlivening the city with a joyful atmosphere.

There will be another float parade and finale show of cultural performances on the eighth day of Lunar New Year. Featuring 14 floats as well, the float parade will commence with a kick-off ceremony at Rua Norte do Patane at 8 p.m. The floats will march through 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 until the finishing point at Iao Hon Market Garden, where performers including local singers Hyper Lo, Josie Ho and AJ as well as Hong Kong artist Benjamin Yuen will dazzle the finale show.

1st Parade with floats and cultural performance

Event Date and Time: Monday, 30th January 2017 (3rd day of Lunar New Year), 20:00 – 22:00

Parade Route:

Macao Science CenterAv. Dr. Sun Yat SenSai Van Lake Square

Opening Ceremony location:

The area in front of Macao Science Center 

Opening Ceremony Performance:

Phoenix Dance

Celebrity hosts:

Bob Lam and Sarika Choy

Celebrities (The area in front of Macao Science Center):

C AllStar

Fireworks Display: 21:45, Sea front of Macau Tower

Ending Performance on stage: 21:00, Sai Van Lake Square

Emcees:

Stephen Chan and Rony Chan

Macau Singers (Sai Van Lake Square):

Ari, Alan Tse and Viviana Lo

Celebrities (Sai Van Lake Square):

Fred Cheng and Joyce Cheng

Performance location with seating area

Performance location with seating area

Total no. of seats

Roundabout of Macao Science Center (The Palace of Peacock)

558

Plaza in front of Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre (The Palace of Crane)

257

Area in front of Rua da Torre de Macau (The Palace of Magpie)

81

Sai Van Lake Square

1150

Shuttle Bus

Event Date and Time: 30th January 2017, 17:30 – 22:00

Macao Cultural CenterRua do Dr. Pedro José Lobo (next to Macau Square Building)

Macao Cultural Center→Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida (near the bus stop of Pak Wai Building) →Estrada Marginal do Hipódromo (near Man Lei Building)→Macao Cultural Center

Macao Cultural CenterRua Norte do Patane

Macao Cultural Center→Taipa Avenida de Guimarães (near Taipa Central Park)→Coloane – Avenida de Vale das Borboletas (near Edifício. Koi Nga, Block 5)→Rua da Cordoaria (next to Post Office)→Macao Cultural Center

Event Date and Time: 30th January 2017, 22:00 – 23:59

Macau Tower→Rua do Dr. Pedro José Lobo (next to Macau Square Building)

Macau Tower→Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida (near the bus stop of Pak Wai Building)

Macau Tower→Estrada Marginal do Hipódromo (near Man Lei Building) →Rua Norte do Patane

Macau Tower→Taipa Avenida de Guimarães (near Taipa Central Park)

Live Broadcast on LED screen

1. Praça da Amizade

2. Macao Science Center

3. Iao Hon Market Garden

4. Dr. Carlos d'Assumpção Park

5. Nam Van Lake Nautical Center

6. Tap Seac Square

7. Largo dos Bombeiros

8. Rua Pedro Nolasco da Silva

9. Macau Tower


2nd Parade with float and cultural performance

Event Date and Time: Saturday, 4th February 2017 (8th day of Lunar New Year), 20:00 – 21:30

Parade Route:

Rua Norte do PataneAv. do Conselheiro BorjaEstrada do ArcoEstrada da Areia PretaAv. de Venceslau de MoraisRua Quatro do Bairro da Areia PretaAv. da LongevidadeRua do Mercado de Iao HonIao Hon Market Garden

Kick off Ceremony location:

Rua Norte do Patane

Celebrity hosts:

Stephen Chan and Rony Chan

Ending Performance on stage: Iao Hon Market Garden

Emcees:

Bob Lam and Sarika Choy

Macau Singers (Jardim do Mercado do Iao Hon):

Hyper Lo, Josie Ho and AJ

Celebrities (Iao Hon Market Garden):

Benjamin Yuen


Parade Float Exhibition

Place

Event date and time

Sai Van Lake Square

From 30th Jan 2017 at 22:00 to 4th Feb 17:00

Tap Seac Square

From 4th Feb 2017 at 22:00 to 12th Feb 18:00


Parade Floats Lighting Time: 
18:00  22:00 (with adjusted schedules on 30th January, 4th February and 12th February)

Tourism hotline: 
(853) 2833 3000

Organizer: Macao Government Tourism Office

Sponsor: China National Tourism Administration

Co-organizers: Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Sports Bureau, Cultural Affairs Bureau

Free admission

** Macao Government Tourism Office reserves the right to change the program without prior notice.

 

 

 

Updated at: 27/01/2017