Collaboration with local NGOs creates opportunity for local young entrepreneurs and SMEs in the creative industry to showcase their crafts
[Macau – November 26, 2015] MGM MACAU is launching a special Christmas Market at Grande Praça this year. In collaboration with Macau Design Centre and Art For All Society, this year’s event aims to provide a platform for local young artists and small and medium enterprises in the creative industry showcase their designs. From November 28, 2015 to January 3, 2016, guests will have the opportunity to celebrate the festive season while supporting our local artisans. Art is integral to MGM MACAU and this collaboration is another way for us to celebrate art and culture in its different formats.
Since the year-end holiday season is filled with the spirit of giving, it is a special occasion to shop for important people by selecting something meaningful from a wide range of design products by the talented local artisans of Macau Designer Centre, a local SME whose members comprise professionals from various design disciplines. Visitors can also custom make own postcards with special designer stamps from MO:STAMP that blend Macau’s traditional culture with modern elements. Choose from a host of unique hand-made toys designed by the Leather Stuffed Toys, or pick items made from recycled wood-based materials by Hylé Design Macau to help support eco-friendly initiatives.
More, guests will find a fine array of paintings and gift items created by members of Art For All Society, a non-profit organization, such as range of goods with a series of ancient maps designed by Macau international award winning young artist Erik Fok and oil painting inspired products by the prestigious John Moores Painting 2012 Prize winner Lai Sio Kit among many more.
And of course, what is Christmas celebration without sweets and treats! Guests will discover a host of stalls and sample delicacies prepared by our pastry team of Pastry Bar with cookies while visiting the gingerbread bakery room and to see how they make traditional treats such as baumkuchen as well as stollen, and stop by the popular Berliner counter for a delicious donut. There are also counters to try mouth-watering chocolate-dipped fruits and caramelized almonds, Belgium waffle and French crêpe counters, and to complete the European Christmas atmosphere visitors can also shop for traditional gifts from the Nutcracker and Santa Counter.
Christmas Market Opening Hours: Mondays to Sundays, 11am to 8pm.
Art and Design Christmas Carts Operating Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 2pm to 7pm.
Opening hours will be extended on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. For enquiries, please call (853) 8802 8888.
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MGM China (HKEx: 2282) is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and is developing a second resort, MGM COTAI which is expected to more than double our presence in the world’s largest gaming market, Macau.
MGM MACAU is a luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include an Art Space dedicating over 8,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, an award-winning spa, and nine signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on prime waterfront on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, plans to offer approximately 1,500 hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. MGM COTAI will offer Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in our resort. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. The US$3 billion project is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2016.
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