10 Dazzling Christmas light shows kids will enjoy in Metro Manila
The Holidays won't be complete without taking in all the stunning Christmas decor lighting up different parts of the Metro! Here are 10 places to bring the kids to!
The Holidays are upon us once again! It’s true what they say, there’s nothing quite like Christmastime in the Philippines.
Vertis Northern Lights
Ayala Malls Vertis North (near Trinoma)
One of the newest malls in the Quezon City area is really getting into the Holiday spirit! Inspired by the Aurora Borealis, they have put together a dazzling display of LED lights and lazers, choreographed to the tune festive medleys!
The Christmas light show happens every 30 minutes, beginning from 6pm to 10pm daily until January 8,2017.
The Christmas house in Cainta
Filinivest Homes East, Marcos Highway
Charmingly called The Christmas House, this privately owned home has delighted up to 1,000 visitors each day, from Monday to Saturday, 7 pm to 9:30 pm and Sundays, 7:30 pm to 9 pm. The house’s owner is Alexander Cruz. They first started the family tradition of illuminating their home in stunning Holiday decor in 2010.
Ortigas and Mandaluyong
Christmas Musical Street Light Tunnel
Tiendesitas, Ortigas East
Walk and drive through a vibrant Christmas tunnel reminiscent of those found in Japan, Canada, and U.K. The magical tunnel is the first of its kind in the country and spans 1.4 kilometers with over 2,000 pixels of dancing, musically choreographed lights.
Meralco Liwanag Park
Open on weekdays from 6 to 10 pm, and weekdays from 6 to 11 pm, the stunning Christmas light display can be found inside the Meralco compound. This year’s theme ‘Maliwanag ang Paskong Pilipino’ celebrates the beloved travel destinations in the country. You can also find a giant illuminated Belen and an eco-friendly train for kids at the park!
On December 24-25, 30-31 and Jan 1, the Meralco Liwanag Park will be open from 6 pm to 12 am.
New Zuniga, Mandaluyong City
This quaint street in Mandaluyong has become known for going all out when the Ber months roll around. Though they’re private houses, visitors are welcome to take photos outside the homes and beside the life-sized Santas that line the festive neighborhood, which is just a short drive or jeepney ride away from the Mandaluyong City Hall.
Vast Imaginarium at Capitol Commons
Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong
This stunning display is comprised of three rooms within the mall and one room in the shape of a giant Christmas presend found outside. The installations were said to have been inspired by acclaimed artist Yayoi Kusama, who is known for her penchant for the psychedelic, ‘infinity mirrors,’ and all things with polka dots.
Makati and BGC
Ayala Triangle Festival of Lights
Ayala Avenue, Makati
This is quite possibly one of the most popular light shows in the city. What’s great about this is that you could have a picnic or share a meal in any of the nearby restos while waiting for the light and sounds show to start!
BGC Gets Lit!: Season of Passions
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
From November 20 to January 7, 2018, Bonifacio High street will dazzle you with a musically choreographed display of light and sounds show, complete with a giant, glowing Christmas present centerpiece.
The light show happens every 30 minutes from 6 to 10 pm.
CCP’s Habi ng Pagkakaisa
The towering Christmas tree is woven with local materials in honor of the Philippines’ rich weaving tradition. Though it’s not a light show, it is no less magnificent! Kids will surely love running around the nearby play areas. You can even grab dinner or go to the nearby amusement park after you take photos with this beautiful Christmas display.
Mall of Asia Grand Festival of Lights
At 5:30 pm every Saturday of December, including Christmas Day, a festive parade will be lighting up the streets around SM Mall of Asia, from the North to the South Arcade. Kids and kids at heart will surely be delighted to see Santa in his sleigh with his elves in tow. Amusing mascots will also be dancing to Christmas carols and to cap it all off, there will be a magnificent fireworks display!