(Macao, November 21, 2011) – Celebrity guests Ms. Carina Lau and Mr. Louis Koo have been invited to join the senior management team at The Venetian® Macao to officially launch the Christmas shopping season at The Grand Canal Shoppes. The Christmas Lighting Event will take place at St. Mark's Square at The Venetian Macao on Friday, 25 November 2011 at 4 pm.
Carina and Louis will help switch on the dazzling Christmas lights to mark the start of the "GCS... Where all your shopping dreams come true" 2011 Christmas campaign. "We're very excited to have Carina and Louis at this event. The Christmas season is a very festive and joyous one, and we are very privileged to have them participate at this special occasion," says Kevin Clayton, Executive Vice President of Marketing Operations, Venetian Macau Limited.
In addition to the special celebrity guests, the event features The International School of Macao (TIS) school choir, who will perform Christmas carols; and of course, Santa Claus and Santarina will be there to celebrate the special occasion.
The Venetian Macao has also launched an exclusive competition on its Facebook page, with a chance to win exclusive prizes, including the opportunity to take photos with Carina and Louis at the Christmas lighting event. The Facebook page will also feature special CotaiJet™ offers.
Sands China Ltd. is welcoming a new Christmas charity partner this year – Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong. The company says it’s proud to be supporting the foundation that grants wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions and helps to provide a better future for them.
The Grand Canal Shoppes has launched an exclusive Christmas gift promotion to reward loyal shoppers who have chosen The Grand Canal Shoppes as their preferred shopping destination in Macao. From November 25, 2011 until January 2, 2012, visitors to The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Macao can participate in numerous festive activities. The Christmas tree located at St. Mark's Square will be nine metres high, and will be adorned with 40,000 lights and baubles and is topped with an illuminated tree topper. There will also be daily Christmas parades throughout the mall, and photo opportunities with Santa.
For more details on The Grand Canal Shoppes Christmas Lighting Event, the Christmas activities and competition, visit www.facebook.com/shoppesinmacau. Fans of the page will be eligible to receive exclusive benefits and offers.
About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel
The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao's first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat CotaiArena™ designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. Also at The Venetian Macao is an impressive, 1,800-seat ZAiA™ Theater for the spectacular Cirque du Soleil® production; more than 30 renowned restaurants; the MALO CLINIC Health & Wellness, the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 330 retailers at The Grand Canal Shoppes. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas, a mini golf course and gondola rides at the outdoor lagoon.