MAKATI SHINES THE BRIGHTEST WITH ‘FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS’

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image courtesy of Angela Nikki Cea

Just a few days left before we celebrate Christmas and if you haven’t gotten time to catch this light spectacle in Makati, better make your way and feel the Yuletide legitimacy.

It has been a tradition, for the past six years that whenever the Yuletide season flips the calendar with the cold and cheery breeze, Makati, particularly the Ayala Triangle, is set to amuse spectators with their dancing lights and gleaming brights, with their annual Festival of Lights spectacle, the only one of its kind in the Philippines.

The Festival of Lights is the centerpiece of Ayala Land’s 2 months-long Christmas spectacle that aims to bring holiday cheer to everyone. It runs daily until January 8, 2017, every 30 minutes from 6PM to 10PM.

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image courtesy of Angela Nikki Cea

The Festival of Lights has made it to the coveted list of Conde Nast Traveller’s Seven Most Spectacular Lights in the World, in the company of distinguished luminaries such as the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark, the holiday lights display at the legendary Champs-Elysees in Paris and Japan’s Kobe Luminarie.

So, as darkness falls, blazing lights will transform the Ayala Triangle Gardens into a magical paradise as more than a million twinkling lights start to play with the sounds.  As the sounds of Christmas favorites fill the air, the string lights on trees and field lights on the ground start dancing.  For several minutes these lights will flash and change colors to the beat of the music, bringing the unmistakable Christmas spirit alive.

Bask in electric beats that depict the holiday spirit through three distinct medleys. The Christmas fiesta showcases a collection of music that will encapsulate the well-celebrated Filipino tradition with fun, bright and very rapid movements inspired by Rio de Janeiro.

The second medley will take the audience to a whole new world of classic and epic views with scores inspired by magical, heroic and period films.  Coupled with a vast array of sparkling colors depicting the traditional Christmas spirit, memorable feelings of joy and passion fill the hearts of revelers.

And to conclude the show, the 20,000 square meter garden will come ablaze with color as more than one million light bulbs dance to sweet and magical beats inspired by the much-loved Disney repertoire, transforming the landscape into a wonderful Christmas dream.

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This year, these bright lights and sounds are shining beyond Makati, as Ayala Land brings its much-awaited lights and sounds show across Nuvali, BGC, Centrio, and Ayala Center Cebu—an effort to spread the Christmas vibe and cheer to various communities.

Christmas is indeed the season that never fails to delight even the busiest of people, who all anticipate and delight in Makati’s yearly holiday tradition. Once again, Makati promises memorable and delightful holiday festivities for families, colleagues, and friends.

With that allow us to greet every readers of our site an advanced Merry Christmas and a Blissful New Year!


For more information about the city that makes it happen, visit www.makeitmakati.com and follow MakeItMakati on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Ed Lorenzo is a PR and Marketing practitionaer who loves fashion, photography and traveling. Follow him on instagram and twitter @edryanlorenzo to get to know more of his sojourn.

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