Light up your wonder at Filinvest City
Nothing signifies the approach of Christmas more than the glow of Christmas lights. In the Philippines, putting up lights—or the Christmas parol—symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and the Filipinos’ hope and goodwill during the holiday season.
As a country that is known for celebrating the Yuletide season the longest, the Philippines has many ways of ringing in the birth of Christ. In Alabang, Filinvest City has become the ultimate holiday destination in the South with its highly anticipated annual holiday celebrations. This year, Filinvest City is ringing in the holiday cheer with the theme, “Light Up the Wonder at Filinvest City,” set in a beautiful outdoor park, the Water Garden at Festival Mall.
The Water Garden is transformed into a Christmas Wonderland with lights and sights to delight families, barkadas, coworkers, and even the top honchos. Be awed by the amazing display of lights against a backdrop of a Christmas village where magic can be seen and felt at every corner. The village will showcase life-size installations of stores, houses, and playgrounds adorned with Christmas lights and decorations.
Feel the playful magic of the holidays even more with the numerous attractions Filinvest City has in store for its visitors and guests.
Since no Christmas celebration is ever complete without the Christmas tree, Filinvest City will be displaying a 42-foot tall tree that rises from a circular platform, decorated with symbols of Christmas.
Take Instagrammable pictures with life-size gifts on display. For those who love all things sweet, the tree is also decorated with candy canes, lollipops, and other delicious treats. There is also a designated photo booth area, where a life-size television adorned with Christmas elements is available. On Sundays, Santa Claus will make special appearances for the kids and kids-at-heart—another photo op that should not be missed before he goes back to the North Pole!
The Christmas Village is more than just lights and decorations for friends and families to enjoy and take pictures of, as there are other activities to be had. Spend the weekend at Filinvest City and be serenaded by your fave local artists who will be performing live every Saturday, starting November 16. Artists include Hale, Orange & Lemons, This Band, Paolo Mallari, and more!
Here is the schedule of the performances:
November 16 - Wicked Adobo, Holmes, and Silent Sanctuary
November 23 - Wicked Adobo, Basically Saturday Night, and Orange & Lemons
November 30 - Wicked Adobo, Paolo Mallari, and Leanne and Naara
December 7 - Wicked Adobo, Paolo Sandejas, and Hale
December 14 - Wicked Adobo, Jensen Gomez, and Unique
December 21 - Wicked Adobo, Quorista, and I Belong to the Zoo
December 28 - Wicked Adobo, The Cosmic Misfits, and This Band
After your trip to the magical Christmas Village, enjoy a leisurely drive around the city with the bright, tree-lined roads and buildings which are also adorned with vibrant decorations. What could be a better way of ending a festive night?
This Yuletide season, head to Filinvest City, the South’s most happening holiday destination and celebrate the holiday with friends and loved ones.
For more information and updates on Filinvest City’s Christmas celebrations, visit Filinvest City’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FilinvestCityOFFICIAL/
Written by: Aliyya Sawadjaan