This is the season to be jolly!
It’s finally that time of the year again as we celebrate the month of Christmas with our family and friends. Everyone is celebrating Christmas in their own way, may it’d be family gatherings, praying, having parties, and the most common thing is by decorating their houses with colorful and bright Christmas lights and ornaments; but in some towns and cities here in the Philippines, they take it to the next level by making some of the most amazing and creative Christmas attractions that you should definitely visit this December.
1.Christmas Village, Baguio City
Location: Country Club Rd, Camp John Hay, Baguio, Benguet
If you’re wondering how the coldest city in the Philippines celebrates Christmas, well, you’ll be blown away with their Christmas Village attraction that they have over at Camp John Hay, they literally built a whole village dedicated to a Christmas themed display complete with snow and colorful decorations that follows the “Colours of Christmas” which is this year’s theme for the Christmas Village, and it truly encompasses the joy of Christmas!
The Christmas Village opened on Oct 29, 2021 and will remain open up until Jan 9, 2022
Operating Hours: 2 PM to 10 PM
Entrance Fee: 70PHP-100PHP (Depending on the time in which you will visit)
Here are some more photos of the Christmas Village:
2. Christmas Symbols Plaza, Tangub City
Location: Tangub City Main Plaza, Misamis Occidental
Tangub City is celebrating their 29th Christmas Symbols Festival, featuring the theme “A little bit of Christmas Around the World” Tangub City in Misamis Occidental won’t fall behind in terms of their Christmas decors and attractions, and since this is a festival, it is complete with food stalls, booths and fireworks!
Requirements do have to be met before entering the Christmas Symbols Plaza:
- Vaccination Card of Fully and Partially Vaccinated Persons (Including 12-17 Years Old)
- Valid ID
- Wear Facemask
- Temperature Check and Sanitize hands with alcohol
Here are some more photos of the Christmas Festival:
3. Night of Lights, SM Mall of Asia
Location: SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds
Welcome to the first-ever Christmas Drive-Thru in the Philippines! MOA’s Night of Lights features immersive and larger-than-life installations for anyone can enjoy, and since we are still in a middle of a pandemic, opting for a drive-thru experience is relatively safer than going to places with large crowds. For anyone looking for a unique experience this December, I highly recommend that you check this out!
Ticket Fee: 2,000PHP
Operating Hours: 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM (except on December 24 and 31, 2021)
You can experience this from December 4, 2021 up until January 2, 2022
Here are some more Photos of MOA’s Night of Lights:
Overall, you won’t go wrong with any of these places, and we highly recommend to check them out and see for yourself how beautiful these places are. Don’t forget that we are still in a pandemic so make sure you practice the safety protocols, wear facemasks, sanitize your hands, and bring your vaccination cards and valid ID’s with you to avoid any inconveniences and remember to always stay safe.
Disclaimer: Credit to the rightful owners. We do not intend copyright infringement with these photos.
Pio Angelo Despi
De La Salle College of Saint Benilde Antipolo Campus