I'll be in Hong Kong over the Christmas holiday (Dec 20-28). I will spend part of that time (not sure when) in Macau.

What sorts of closures should I expect over this period?

  • Welcome. I know you're not that new a user, but generally posts are one question per post. Could you perhaps split into 'closures over Christmas in HK/Macau' and 'events over Christmas in HK/Macau' - and have a read of the help center about how to word these - you are currently risking people closing it as being 'too broad' as there are too many possible answers. – Mark Mayo Dec 7 '14 at 11:37
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    Done! Sorry about that. I'm used to answering questions, not asking them. – miltonaut Dec 7 '14 at 11:39
  • all good, we learn as we go :) Thanks for the update, I'm going to tweak it a bit, let me know if that's a problem. – Mark Mayo Dec 7 '14 at 11:47
  • The casinos will be open all the time, they never close. – Peter Hahndorf Dec 10 '14 at 14:19

Only possibly on the 23rd, most likely not even then.

First of all, shops and malls are usually open on Public Holidays in Asia. Second of all, there are some public holidays during the 20-28th December, but they will not affect tourists. Malls and Shops will be open, except maybe for a couple of privately run restaurants or shops. However, since Macau lives to a huge extent from tourism, the vast majority of places will be open. If you have a special place you want to visit, you might want to check online whether that place is open, and then book a table as well.

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  • On the 23rd? On a Tuesday? – miltonaut Dec 9 '14 at 5:17
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    Yes, check the link for a description – uncovery Dec 9 '14 at 5:45
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    I am not sure where you are looking, but the December 23rd id connected to the Macau Special Administrative Region Establishment and not to Christmas. – uncovery Dec 9 '14 at 11:00
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    I wish I could give you an "extra patience" badge or something. – miltonaut Dec 9 '14 at 11:04
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    In Hong Kong, it is a public holiday for both 25th and 26th of December. gov.hk/en/about/abouthk/holiday/2014.htm However, it still will not affect tourists. – Heng-Cheong Leong Dec 11 '14 at 1:27

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