Wealth of entertainment options entice bumper number of visitors to come and welcome 2015 with live music, street entertainment, 3-D light and sound countdown show and spectacular pyrotechnicsNew Year’s Eve at Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao once again welcomed thousands of visitors who were enthralled by the wealth of entertainment options that catered for every kind of reveller, from those who wanted to brave the elements to those who preferred to watch a live feed of the countdown with a glass of champagne in the Venetian’s ballroom.
A huge crowd turned up at The Venetian Macao to enjoy the festivities and party atmosphere and say goodbye to 2014 and ring in 2015. The free outdoor Winter in Venice New Year’s Eve Countdown event was very well attended with people enjoying live music, dancers and an amazing acrobatic performance by Kinetix. Guests also interacted with street performers, actors and musicians who roamed about delighting children and adults alike.
The highlight for the assembled crowd in the Venetian’s outdoor area was the 3-D light and sound New Year’s Eve Countdown Spectacular which transformed the façade of The Venetian Macao into a countdown clock for the final five minutes of 2014, allowing everyone to see in 2015 together. At midnight a spectacular pyrotechnics show ushered in the New Year, after which the festivities continued.
While this festival was going on outside, many revelers welcomed the New Year at The Venetian Macao’s New Year’s Eve gala Light up 2015. Dressed to the nines, around 1,000 people celebrated with a four-course feast in The Venetian Ballroom. Legendary hitmakers and Grammy winners KC and the Sunshine Band thrilled the audience with renditions of their hits “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s The Way (I Like It)” and “I’m Your Boogie Man,” and conducted a countdown to the New Year with the guests.
Also entertaining the assembled guests were “Voice of China” Season 3 champion Zhang Bichen and Mo Haijing, a contestant from the same season and singer of the show’s theme song; and 2013 Cotai Jazz & Blues festival finalists Andy Frasco and the UN.
There was also a prize draw that saw some lucky revellers walk away with amazing prizes such as hotel accommodation, spa treatments and vouchers for dining and shopping.
In yet another New Year’s Eve entertainment option, “Our Dreams” 2015 The Voice of China New Year's Eve Live Concert in Macao” was enjoyed by a packed Cotai Arena. The pop fans danced 2014 away as contestants from hit reality TV shows “The Voice of China” and “Sing My Song” took part in a friendly singing competition that was judged by celebrity singers Yang Kung and Zheng Jun. The two also served as mentors as 18 singers from “The Voice of China” Season 3 competed with four singers from “Sing My Song” and brought the best voices of China to Macao. The show was broadcast as part of Dragon TV’s New Year’s Eve programme. At midnight all the singers crowded on stage to celebrate the New Year with everyone in the arena.