‘Tis the season to be jolly! The Philippines is known for having the world’s longest Christmas season, starting as early as the ‘–ber months’ or the first day of September.
Best things in life are free, and here are some of the things that you can enjoy this Christmas season!
Festival of Lights at Ayala Triangle Gardens
Enjoy the much-awaited annual spectacular holiday display of dancing lights and sounds at Ayala Triangle Gardens. The lights and sounds show starts at 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM with a 30-minute show interval. This display is until January 8, 2017.
Epic Sights and Sound Spectacle at Bonifacio High Street Park
Enjoy the recently launched Epic Sights and Sounds Spectacle, a multimedia lights-and-sound show, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, with a 30-minute show interval. It will run until December 26, 2016, at the Bonifacio High Street Park, Bonifacio Global City.
A City of Christmas: Eastwood Mall Open Park
Aside from the wonderful play of colors and decors all over the place, you can also enjoy the wonderful roster of holiday events at Eastwood Mall.
It includes the Eastwood Christmas Chorale Series at Eastwood Mall Atrium every Fridays and Saturdays of December. You can also meet and greet the adorable cuddly bears, Easter and Woodluck, and Santa Claus on all Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays of December at Eastwood Ques-o Christmas Village. They will also treat you to a fireworks display, also on Saturdays and Sundays of December.
Christmas on Display in Greenhills Shopping Center
Aside from scoring affordable finds at the 16-hectare bargain shopping center located at Ortigas, you can also see the Christmas on Display, an annual Christmas display of automated sculptures accompanied by colorful lights and sounds that also includes valuable lessons such as love for the environment and pride in Filipino values. The show starts at 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, with a 30-minute show interval, that runs until January 1, 2017.
Liwanag Park at Meralco
With the aim to brighten up the country on Christmas season, the park features light displays and attractions like Christmas figures made out of scrap copper wires, a mini train ride, the Toy Town and a bazaar, among others. It is open to the public every day, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM until January 6, 2017.
Grand Festival of Lights Parade at SM Mall of Asia
This year, expect an awesome visual experience at SM Mall of Asia as they bring in enchanting displays of grand colorful floats with magical LED lights that will evoke the joyous feelings this Christmas season. Santa Claus, mystical fairies, cute elves, candy canes, gingerbreads, among others will dance their way all over SM Mall of Asia, making it the brightest and the most magical parade of the year. The said parade will run every Saturdays of December (December 3, 10, 17, and 24) at 5:30 PM.
Go ahead and spend your free time enjoying these free attractions, it just happens once every year!