We all know how stressful the Christmas rush can get. So, in the midst of buying gifts and preparing for parties and reunions, it is important to take a moment, breathe, and be reminded every now and then of why we celebrate this season in the first place – and that’s because unto us a Child is born and a Son is given.
Fortunately for us, one of the ways we can unwind and be reminded of that wonderful truth is to visit some of the amazing attractions built to celebrate this season of giving.
Here are five stunning Christmas attractions you can go see right now until January 2020 (plus two more that you can still catch before the end of the month!)
The Annual Lights and Sounds Show in Ayala Triangle
The yearly Christmas lights and sounds show in the Ayala Triangle Gardens is probably the most famous holiday attraction in Metro Manila. People wait to see it every year, and for good reason. Watch Canto’s quick coverage of the show’s launch back in November below.
Come see Ayala Land's yearly lights and sounds show! The Gallery of Lights will run from November 12, 2019, to January 12, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every 30 minutes.
Posted by Canto on Wednesday, November 13, 2019
The Ayala Triangle Lights and Sounds Show is located at Paseo De Roxas St. Cor. Makati Ave, Cor. Ayala Ave, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila, and will run until January 12, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every 30 minutes.
The Christmas Street Musical Light Tunnel at Ortigas East
Lights can be really mystifying, especially when you suddenly find yourself under a lot of it. That’s exactly the experience that the yearly Christmas Street Musical Light Tunnel will give you as you drive or walk through it along Ortigas East Estate.
Ortigas East Christmas Street Musical Light Tunnel is located at Ortigas East Estate, Pasig, Metro Manila, and will run until January 5, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Gift of Wonders at Tiendesitas
Another mystifying attraction that will surely remind you of the wonders of Christmas is Tiendesitas’ interactive lights installation called the “Gift of Wonders.” The installation includes “House of Stars” which tells of the comforts of a Filipino-kind-of-Christmas, as well as “Pets Unleashed” which is an animation that tells of the grandeur of our world if we were to see it through the eyes of our furry friends.
Gift of Wonders is located at Level 1, Bldg B, Food Village and Level 1, Bldg C, Pet Village in Tiendesitas, C-5 Las Fiestas, Pasig, Metro Manila, and will run until January 5, 2020.
The Christmas Animated Display in Araneta City
If you wish to see something a little more “alive,” then you wouldn’t want to miss “Christmas on display” in Araneta City. This year’s installation features stories about the five key symbolisms of Christmas, plus the story of Jesus Christ’s birth, with characters that move to Christmas songs and lights.
Christmas on Display is located at the Times Square Food Park in Araneta City, Gateway Tower, Cubao, Quezon City, 0810 Metro Manila, and will run until January 5, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays, and until 11 p.m. Fridays to Saturdays.
The Laser Light Symphony at Greenhills
An attraction that is really “alive” is Greenhills Shopping Center’s Christmas show called the “Laser Light Symphony” where a duo of laser dancers move and dance to cool Christmas jingle remixes.
The Laser Light Symphony is located at the Christmas Night Market at G-Strip, Greenhills, and will run until January 5, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Grand Festival of Lights Parade at SM Mall of Asia
There’s always something amazing happening at the SM Mall of Asia. For this Christmas, there are several attractions that you can still catch and see until December 25th. These include the Grand Festival of Lights Parade, the Indoor Music and Lights Show, and the Christmas Forest of Lights Show.
The Grand Festival of Lights Parade is located at the North and South Arcades, Mall of Asia, Pasay, Metro Manila, and will run every Saturday at 5:30 p.m. until December 25, 2019.
The Christmas Village in Filinvest City
Another area or place that always has something going on is the south’s Filinvest City. Right now, the Festival Mall holds a daily Christmas display at its Water Garden, as well as live performances every Saturday until the end of the month. You may also bring your children to catch Santa Claus at the mall on Sundays.
The Christmas Village is located at the Water Garden, Festival Mall, Commerce Avenue Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, and will run until December 31, 2019.