December 3 - MGM Rings in the Holiday Season with Unparalleled Festivities

[Thursday, December 3] Tis’ the season – celebrate the merriest time of the year with MGM! Whether you are a loyal fan of traditional festivities or someone who seeks for unique and innovative holiday to-dos, the exhilarating array of entertainments and offerings at both MGM MACAU and MGM COTAI, including Christmas symphony concerts, festive performances, crafting workshops and gastronomy delights, will certainly fulfill all holiday wish-lists and make this very Christmas a memorable one for all.

Grand Christmas Symphony by Macau Orchestra^

Ring in this holiday season with the joyous rhythms of Christmas symphony at the Spectacle at MGM COTAI! MGM is partnering with Macau Orchestra once again to present a live festive symphony concert, taking place at 7pm on both December 18 and 19. Beyond the delightful orchestra performance, the crowd’s favorite “Sea Odyssey” will also take part in this concert with a festive makeover, where the beloved flying dolphins will be gliding in the air with the reverberating rhythm of Saint-Saens’ “Aquarium” from “Carnival of Animals” to kick-start this unique concert experience. This is followed by a set of festive classics including Coleridge-Taylor’s “Christmas Overture”, Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” (excerpts) and Christmas carols, in which audiences will be able to immerse in the true festivity under the legendary world-record holder roof of the Spectacle.

Live Performances Bringing Jubilation for All^

As one of the most atmospheric destination in town, the Spectacle will be the very venue for a wide range of unparalleled festive entertainment experiences throughout this holiday season. Topping the sumptuous lineup of performances is the “Children’s Ballet: ‘The Gift in the Spectacle’”, an adorable Christmas themed interactive ballet performance adopted from “Nutcracker”, taking place on December 20, 24 to 26. Led by a team of talented little ballet dancers dressed as the classic characters of “Nutcracker”, the audiences and all other guests in the Spectacle will be invited to be part of this fun and immersive performance. On top of that, MGM will also shower the air with different genres of festive music: the school choir of Escola Choi Nong Chi Tai will present the “Carols in the Air”, a classic Christmas carol concert taking place on December 22; and ARI & The Party Animals, a local band is bringing a live Christmas groove to the Spectacle with festive pop and acoustic music, every night from December 20 to 27.

On the other side of the city, MGM MACAU will set up “The Story Vendor at Mini Lisbon” at Grande Praça, a Sino-Portuguese themed storytelling puppet show that delivers a unique cultural and festive experiences for little guests on December 24 and 25. And what’s even better? Admissions are free for all of the above performances and shows, so come and soak in the spirit of Christmas with your family and friends!

Savor the Holiday Season with Impeccable Feasts

This jolly season is the best time to eat, drink and be merry! Tailor-made for the spirit of festive feasting, restaurants of MGM offer an array of holiday special menus and buffets. Best known for exceptional steaks and premium teppanyaki, Grill 58 is serving a special Teppanyaki omakase menu on both Christmas and New Year priced at MOP2,388*, featuring the finest seasonal ingredients with a highlight on white truffle and premium caviar. The restaurant also offers festive prix-fixe dinner menus on both Christmas Eve as well as a festive brunch on Christmas Day.

Festive feasting is never complete without sumptuous Christmas buffets! Christmas lunch and dinner buffets at Coast and Rossio offer a great variety of delicacies from around the globe, from the fresh-out-the-oven festive roasts, traditional Christmas desserts to fresh seafood, which is perfect for any gathering. Buffet lunch and dinner are priced at MOP488* and MOP528* per person respectively.

On the other hand, the crowd’s favorite dessert free flow “Sugar Crush” will get a festive makeover and serve all-you-can-eat festive desserts and pastries for MOP268* per person, at 3 to 6pm daily from December 18 to 27, as well as selected weekends and public holidays at Anytime, which has been spruced up with gingerbread house themed decorations. Meanwhile, Anytime and Rossio are also serving festive afternoon tea sets during the festive period respectively. Christmas pastries in various styles and sizes are also available at Anytime and Pastry Bar to pamper all the sweet-tooth cravings, available from December 12 to January 3.

What’s more, Christmas hampers and take-away menus are specially prepared to share the Christmas spirit. Leave the festive cooking duty to us with our staples “Herb roasted turkey” and “Whiskey and orange-honey glazed baked ham” to fill the dining table with full festivity instantly. All festive takeaway items are available at Anytime and Pastry Bar from now to December 26.

For enquiries and reservations, please contact (853) 8802 3888 or visit

Craft Your Very Own Festivity at ‘M Art

In this season of gifting, nothing is more heartwarming than receiving a hand-crafted Christmas present – so come to ‘M Art, the conceptual creative space at MGM COTAI, and create a one-of-a-kind gift for you and your loved ones at one of the festive art workshops! Enliven the spirit of Christmas by crafting your own mini Christmas tree or festive floral centerpiece at the “Pinecone Christmas Tree” and “Christmas Floral” workshops, or create a framed 3D starry night lamp with watercolor and collages at “Light up your Winter Wonderland x Yolanda Kog” workshop, which will be instructed by with the local artist and illustrator Yolanda. For detailed schedules, contact (853) 8806 8888 or email, visit , or approach ’M Art or Concierge counter

^Event Details of Festive Performances:


Date & Time


Live Festive Symphony

Date: December 18 & 19

Time 19:00

The Spectacle at MGM COTAI

Children’s Ballet: “The Gift in the Spectacle”

Date: December 20, 24 – 26

Time: 15:15

The Spectacle at MGM COTAI

Carols in the Air

Date: December 22

Time: 15:15

The Spectacle at MGM COTAI

Live Christmas Groove by ARI & The Party Animals

Date: December 20 – 27

Time: 19:15

The Spectacle at MGM COTAI

The Story Vendor at Mini Lisbon

Date: December 24 – 25

Time: 15:15 and 17:15

Grande Praça at MGM MACAU

†Details of Festive Art Workshops at M’Art:


Date & Time



Pinecone Christmas Tree

Date: December 19 – 25

Time: 14:00 – 18:00 (takes around 1 hour to finish)

Age of 6 or above, Adult


Christmas Floral

Date: December 19

Time: 15:30 – 17:30

Age of 8 or above, Adult


Light up your Winter Wonderland

Date: December 22 & 24

Time: 15:30 – 17:30

Age of 12 or above, Adult


  • M Life members, MGM COTAI’s hotel guests or consumption at MGM COTAI’s F&B outlets are eligible for discount offers.

*Prices are subject to 10% service charge.


About MGM

MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and 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 MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau.

MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star 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 the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.

MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, 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. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. 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. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first mega-size complex project in Macau to achieve the China Green Building Design Label Three-Star Certification.

MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.

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