By: Kyle Lasalita
Christmas time is just around the corner. As this glorious day gets nearer the city starts to become brighter and more festive. Thanks in part to all these delightful Christmas attractions around the metro we get to have that perfect holiday photo.
Here are some must-see attractions this holiday season that we can see with our whole family:
C.O.D (Christmas On Display) at Araneta
Right on top of our list is the beloved Christmas On Display — COD, which is coming back to Araneta after it closed down in 2002. If you ask your Mom and Dad, they might have remembered a time where this used to be one of the brightest and festive events in the Metro.
COD will be available for everyone to watch starting November 23rd until January 6th. The show will begin at 6 PM every day for 20 minutes with 15-minute breaks in between. This year’s theme is about family homecoming. The display will be a stone’s throw away from the giant Christmas tree in Smart Araneta Coliseum – which is another attraction you ought to check out along with the food park.
Ayala Triangle Festival of Lights: Reimagine The Magic
This year’s theme is perfect for all the kids and kids at heart. Ayala company has partnered with Disney Philippines to bring the magic closer to us.
On their 10th year, the Festival of Lights is going to go bigger than ever before with their light shows. Playing along to favorite Disney songs which includes “A Whole New World,” “I See The Light,” and the ever-popular song “Let It Go.”
This attraction is also to commemorate Disney Philippines’ 30th year anniversary. So troop to Ayala Triangle with the family for their awesome light and sound show. The show will run every day at Ayala Triangle from November 9 – January 8 between 6 PM to 10 PM.
The display will also be available at the following locations:
Bonifacio Global City – November 15, 2018 to January 6, 2019
Nuvali – November 24, 2018 to January 13, 2019
Vertis North – November 29, 2018 to January 15, 2019
Ayala Center Cebu – November 10, 2018 to January 20, 2019
Centrio, Cagayan de Oro – November 9, 2018 to January 13, 2019
Green V Mall Christmas Candy Cake
True to its vision, Greenhills is making Christmas sweet again! The 30-foot candy cake is going to be filled with all the candy land decor you can imagine. What’s more interesting about the display is it also smells like candy. Sweet!
The display will be available at the V Mall lobby until January 6th. There will also be food and delicacies market available for those looking to do some quick holiday shopping. They will also have a Santa meet and greet for all the Saturdays of December.
Estancia Capitol Commons Sweet Illusion Chambers
If you’re someone who lives for interactive Christmas displays, then you should head over to Estancia right now.
They will have four attractions scattered around the mall namely:
Special Dark Room – a light show of electric neon lights
Candy Blast Shadow Room – for those who just can’t get enough of candies
Rainbow Prism Room – a show of tutti frutti goodness
Sweet Rush Laser Room – a colorful display of light and candies
These interactive Christmas displays will be available during mall hours. They will also have a Santa meet and greet for the Saturdays of December and a Simbang Gabi every 6 PM from December 15-23 at the 2F Bridgeway.
Tiendesitas Street Light Musical Tunnel
This colorful tunnel Christmas attraction is the perfect way to end a long day. You might think that it’s just a tunnel adorned with light, but, it’s definitely something more. With over 2,000 LED bulbs, these things can light up your world as they dance along with the music. It’s a display that’s literally 28 times as big as an Olympic sized pool.
The show will run every 30 minutes from 6 PM to 10 PM. You can enjoy the Street Light Musical Tunnel until January 7th of next year. Fireworks display will also be one of the sights to see every Saturday at 7 PM.
Everything mentioned here is definitely a sight to see. With so little time to do gift shopping, and Christmas parties which of these are you going to see this year?
My name is Kyle and I’m a father, a writer, and a struggling entrepreneur. I believe that dads are just as awesome as mothers, only cooler. When you don’t see me changing my son’s diapers, you can see me on my blog – Daddy Set Go.