(Macao, Dec. 9, 2016) – Christmas has officially arrived at Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao with the unveiling of The Venetian® Macao’s 2016 Christmas 3D light and sound spectacular. Held at The Venetian Macao’s lagoon area, the launch event saw guests and visitors eager to catch a glimpse of the stunning light and sound show, which will run every 30 minutes nightly from 6pm to 10:30pm, through until January 1, 2017.

The outdoor lagoon area of The Venetian Macao also features a magnificent 48-foot Christmas tree and wonderful decorations adorning entrances, lampposts, arches and pillars, all adding to the festive atmosphere. Featuring state of the art digital video mapping technology, the dazzling new animated 3D light and sound show, which projects festive images onto the 43,000-square-feet façade of The Venetian Macao, is just one of Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao’s must-see attractions this winter.

The light show was created by an Australian company Artists in Motion, who have produced shows for the Beijing Olympics and the Sydney Opera House. It took a highly skilled team of talented 3D artists, art directors, designers, animators and music composers to create a show that was unique to The Venetian and to produce a visual spectacle like no other. The show features special effects that show the façade walls breaking apart, taking on many forms and extending out into infinity and has multiple viewing positions to ensure that visitors can enjoy the show from different locations around the lagoon.

Meanwhile at The Parisian Macao, the Eiffel Tower’s Grand Illumination Show Christmas Spectacular will also run through until January 1 and features two Christmas programs based on seasonal hits “Jingle Bell Rock” and “All I Want for Christmas is You” that visitors should not miss.

Shoppers visiting Sands Shoppes will also be able to see two magnificent Swarovski Sparkling Christmas trees – one inside St. Mark’s Square and one at The Parisian Macao’s Champs Elysee. With a total of over one million handcrafted crystals from Austria the trees provide the perfect backdrop for photos.

At Sands Cotai Central families can enjoy the festive season with specially themed DreamWorks Experience Winter Celebrations which offers activities, feasts and exciting events for everyone. Expect all your favourite stars from Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon at a fun-filled holiday party at Sands Cotai Central

During the holiday season, diners can also indulge in an extensive range of Christmas and New Year celebration menus on offer across many restaurants at Sands Resorts.

With so much choice on offer there is no better place to be this Christmas and New Year than Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao. For more information on all the entertainment, dining offers and shopping promotion