Malacca will hosting the Malaysia Open House Christmas 2010 celebration on 26th December 2010 at Portuguese Settlement or also known as 'Mini Lisbon' located in Ujong Pasir. The celebration will starts from 8 pm until midnight and all Malaysian and tourist are invited to join the biggest colorful and exciting Malaysia Open House Christmas celebration in the Portuguese Settlement or also called as Feliz Natal by the local people who live there.
In Malacca, the Portuguese Settlement or Kampung Portugis is the best place for celebrating the Christmas Eve and Open House since majority of the Portuguese people who live there are Christians. As you can see from the pictures, the Portuguese will celebrate and waiting for Christmas 5 days earlier and all family will gather in the village to celebrate and enjoy the Malaysian-Portuguese style of Christmas celebration.
Portuguese people will return to the village and celebrate Christmas with their families and friends
DAR and his wife also come to see the preparation of the Open House that will be held on this Saturday
Portuguese Child are the most happier during Christmas because they will get Christmas presents from their families
Santa Clause are coming to town!
DAR trying the sleigh for the Open House
Ho Ho Ho. Santa Clause with his wives, Mrs Santa
Walking through the village arch
Look, Snowman also here! Hey, where is Santa's favorite reindeer, Rudolph?
DAR with some of the local Portuguese people
For those who want to feel and celebrate Malaysian-Portuguese style Christmas, you could come to the Portuguese Settlement and it is advisable for you to come early and bring along your spouse, children and friends. The more the merrier. You'll never regret to celebrate your 'big day' here because they'll treat you as a part of their family. Come and join us!
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MELAKA, 24 DECEMBER, 2010: Preparations for the 2010 National Christmas Open House to be held on Sunday at the Portuguese Village in Ujung Pasir, here, are going on smoothly.
Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said everything was going as planned and the final rehearsal for the celebration would be held this Sunday.
"We expect over 10,000 guests at the event," he told reporters after chairing the celebration coordination meeting at the village today.
The celebration is scheduled to be officiated by Melaka Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob and will also be attended by Information Communication and Culture Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.
Mohd Ali said the event would start at 8.30pm with Khalil and other dignitaries visiting houses in the village before heading to the main stage for the launching at 9pm.
"We will also create a new record in the Malaysia Book of Records for the Largest Spontaneous Dance, which is the Joget Ria 1Malaysia, which we initially aimed for 2,000 people but we want all the 10,000-odd visitors to join in," he said.
He said 55 Miss Tourism International contestants from around the world would also be modelling Malaysian batik designs at the celebration.
The event, expected to end at 10.55pm, will see Khalil and other dignitaries make their way to a coffeeshop in the village to mingle with visitors before heading home.
This is the second National Christmas Open House held at the same venue, the previous one in 2008, and the third time in Melaka whereby the first was held in 2002 at the Hang Tuah Mall here.