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Light Up Macao Drone Gala

Show dates: Dec 4, 11, 18, 20 & 25

Show contents

  • The live show is synchronized with music and narration
  • Each show will be staged twice per night. Audience can enjoy the shows at their preferred time slot
  • 300 drones will light up the sky during each show with 8-10 images which lasts for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Synchronized music streaming from TDM - Radio Macao's Chinese Channel (FM100.7) in every scheduled show evening.

Performance Teams and Themes

DateDrone TeamThemeTheme introduction
4/12/2021 Shenzhen Team Drone Gala ‧ Macao Light Festival Unveiling the evening’s event with “Drone Gala ‧ Macao Light Festival”, drones hovering in the air to display the local characteristics of Macao elements, through the emotional and artistic fusion of the performance, shining Macao with the light feast, symbolizing a prosperous Macao.
11/12/2021 Tianjin Team Charm of Macao World Heritage is a rare and irreplaceable wealth of mankind, for over four hundred years, the exchange and transformation of Chinese and Western cultures, giving Macao a unique cultural charm, but also preserved a considerable rich history of world heritage. The world heritage of Macao and other cities will be showcased through countless stars over the night sky, giving a more brilliant glow to the travel city of Macao.
18/12/2021 Shenzhen Team Embrace Your Journey in Macao Showcasing a unique humanity, architecture, gastronomy, spiritual, cultural and colorful trip of Macao, from culture to world heritage, to the changing interpretation of gastronomy, the concept of integration and connection of the "Fusion of Hengqin and Macao", that links the Macao tour with all kinds of trendy entertainment experience and its journey of development in a colorful journey filled with new experiences.
20/12/2021 Guangzhou Team Macao Lotus in Full Bloom Between 1999 and 2021, the Macao Lotus is in full bloom for 22 years, the Macao Special Administrative Region has implemented a leaping development with a brilliant and colorful glow. Showcasing the integration of the youth in the Greater Bay Area, starting a new chapter for Macao’s development in the future.
25/12/2021 Beijing Team Christmas in Macao Theming at a postcard featuring Macao’s architectures, sports characteristics and Christmas elements, which leads to Macao’s landmark architectures and travel culture, at the same time, the Macau Grand Prix, a sport with Macao's characteristics will be displayed during the drone show, added with Christmas elements to enrich the festive ambience.

Television Channels

Live broadcast on show days: TDM OU MUN TV Channel (21:45) and TDM Entertainment TV Channel (19:00 and 21:45).

Epidemic Prevention Measures

  • Designated audience area and individual entrance and exit are set up at Nam Van Lake area (from Anim’Arte NAM VAN to the vicinity of the great white canopy)
  • Each entrance and exit area will implement crowd management
  • Upon admission to the designated audience area, spectators are required to present their green Health Code and undergo temperature checks, as well as to maintain at least one-meter social distance and wear masks throughout the time on site

Temporary traffic restrictions

Vehicle access limitation will be implemented from 18:00 to 22:00 on show days along the section of Avenida Panorâmica do Lago Nam Van (lanes by the lakeside) between Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre and Legislative Assembly Building. Pedestrians are prohibited from accessing the Governador Nobre de Carvalho Bridge during the shows.

Adverse weather contingency plan

Announcements will be made by the Macao Government Tourism Office two hours prior to the show in case of postponement or cancellation.

Suitable conditions for the drone performance

According to the advice of the Technical Consultant of “Light Up Macao Drone Gala”, the function/performance and communication channel of drones is subject to wind speed and rainfall rate. The shows can take place under suitable conditions at a level 5 wind speed (i.e. 31 - 40 km/hour) or below without any rainfall.

Plan for the drone performance

Weather statusTimelinePlanShow statusContingency Plan
When the wind speed is under level 5 (i.e. 31 - 40 km/hour) and no rainfall. Whole day Suitable to hold the show Show to be held as scheduled Not applicable
When the wind speed is above level 5 (i.e. 31 - 40 km/hour) Two hours before the show Need to assess the practical situation whether it is suitable to hold the show Two hours before the show, the Organizer will decide whether to hold the show as scheduled, postpone or cancel If the decision is to postpone or cancel the shows, the Organizer will announce to the public, two hours in advance before the show, through MGTO website and TDM TV and Radio channels
When there is moderate rain, heavy rain, rainstorm or other bad weather Two hours before the show Need to assess the practical situation whether it is suitable to hold the show The Organizer will decide whether to hold the show as scheduled, postpone or cancel
When the wind speed is above level 5 (i.e. 31 - 40 km/hour), with moderate rain, heavy rain, rainstorm or other bad weather Two hours before the show Need to assess the practical situation whether it is suitable to hold the show The Organizer will decide whether to hold the show as scheduled, postpone or cancel