RC Macau co-hosted ‘ Joy to the World Xmas Night ‘ on December 6, 2013 at the Venetian Macao for the 14th year with the Macau Association for the Mentally Handicapped. This year, the club invited Macau Fuhong Society, Macau Association of Parents of the Mentally Handicapped and Macau Special Olympics as co-organisers so more special need friends can join. Attendance was highest at 800 guests of which 600 were special needs children with their parents , Rotarians , Rotaractors and their families and friends.


The children dazzled the audience with performances ranging from sweet little angels singing Christmas carols to teenagers dancing and singing to the latest music chart toppers. Keeping in the Christmas spirit, Santa Claus and his twin were on hand for the children to have their picture taken . The evening ended with a grand finale of all Rotarians , Rotaractors and guests enthusiastically jumping on stage to sing a resounding selection of traditional and modern versions of Christmas carols.


As President KC said, “ This is a big family gathering to have fun for everyone here during the happy Christmas season. We have been gathering with many of these lovely children here over the past 13 years and we see them laugh, we see them sing and we see them grow. This gathering offers performing opportunities for them so they can learn how to interact and work together with others”.


Leading print and electronic media was invited to join the warm experience with the innocent and beautiful special children. Good media coverage on TDM TV English News, Macao Daily Times, Macao Chinese Daily was noted.