Will be held this year at The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel from 25-27 May.
(Macao, April 10, 2012) – The Venetian Carnival is an annual celebration of world-renowned carnivals – a celebration of culture through music, food, wine and live entertainment. The theme for 2012 ~ New Orleans Mardi Gras will include a nightly massive parade through the Venetian Macao comprising a brass band, street performers and singers. Theme-decorated booths will be set up around Campanile Tower and the Lagoon with local and international foods, beverages and trinkets for sale; along with face painters, gondola rides and beer and wine gardens adorning the grounds just outside the Venetian Macao main lobby.
For the first time in 2012, the Venetian Carnival will also host a Jazz & Blues Band Competition. Touted as the richest in Asia, the competition entrants will perform throughout the Carnival in a talent showdown for cash prizes. Entry details will be released in the coming days. In its second year, Carnival 2012 is a three-day non-stop music, food and wine festival set outside the main lobby around the Campanile Tower of the Venetian Macao.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date : 25 to 27 May 2012
Venue : Campanile Tower, just outside the main lobby of the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel
Opening hours : Fri 25 May: 6 pm to 12 am
Sat 26 May: 4 pm to 12 am
Sun 27 May: 4 pm to 12 am
Entertainment : Each Night, Parade through Venetian Macao
26 May (evening), Charity Ball
27 May (10 pm) Jazz and Blues Competition winner announcement
Admission fee : Free
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. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; MALO CLINIC Health & Wellness; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 300 retailers at The Grand Canal Shoppes. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.