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The Festival of Lights in Makati is Back!!!

Posted by on 21. November 2016

Nothing says it’s Christmas in Makati like the Festival of Lights at Ayala Triangle Garden. It’s one of the best light shows in the world.  It’s back and it’s gonna warm your heart and let you feel the festive mood of the Christmas Season starting November 15, 2016 to January 8, 2017

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Christmas in Makati

I guess no matter how chaotic things get, the Philippines is the best in the world in enjoying the festivities of the Christmas Season.  It’s inculcated in our rich culture and heritage that Christmas is a time for the family, the community and the rest of the country to celebrate the goodwill of the season.  It’s the most wonderful season of the year and nobody welcomes the season better than Ayala Triangle Garden with their Festival of Lights.  It’s the signature light and sound show that has awed thousand of visitors at Ayala Triangle Gardens.  The light show is presented by Ayala Land and co-presented by HSBC and partners MasterCard, Coca Cola, Sun Life, Oishi.

It’s the 6th year of the Festival of Light and this year get’s even better with award winning directors Voltaire de Jesus and Luther Gurnia at the helm with musical scores expertly arranged by acclaimed musicians and composers Jazz Nicholas and Mikey Amistoso of Matusi Manila.  This year’s show comes with three different themes, which is the Christmas Fiesta, Classic and Epic Christmas and Sweet and Magical Christmas every 30 minutes nightly from 6 to 10 pm.  The Festival of Lights is the centerpiece of Ayala Land’s 2-months-long Christmas spectacle that aims to bring the holiday cheer to everybody from November 15, 2016 to January 17, 2017.

Upon nightfall, Ayala Triangle Gardens transforms into a magical paradise as more than a million twinkling lights start to play with sounds. As the sounds of Christmas favorites fill the air, the string of field lights on the ground start dancing. For several minutes, these lights will flash and change colors and the beat of the music, bringing the unmistakable Christmas Spirit alive.  Aside from the millions of lights, the light show also utilizes smoke and laser effects giving you a futuristic feel of the light show.

Nice Bumping into fellow OMZ and now Rappler Photographer Alecs Ongcal.

Bask in electric beats that depict the holiday spirit through 3 distinct medley.  The Christmas fiesta will showcase 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 the revelers.  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.

“This year, we’ve prepared another magnificent show that will definitely spark everyone’s merry hearts, bringing families, friends and the whole community together and remind them of the joys of Christmas,” said Sheila Aguilar, Project Development Manager for Makati

Makati has captivated people with its spectacular lights and sound show for the past 6 years.  The Festival of Lights has also made the coveted list of Conde Nast Traveler’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.

Beyond the Ayala Triangle Gardens, major Makati thoroughfares Ayala Avenue, Paseo de Roxas and Makati Avenue are festooned with beautiful street lights, stained glass wrapped around palm trees ad kinetic windmills. Accross the metropolis, concrete islands have been transformed into Christmas landmarks featuring holiday themes closest to the people’s heart – the Holy Family, the Three Kings, Angels, Christmas parols and gifts.  The bright lights and sounds shines beyond Makati as Ayala Lang brings its much awaited lights and sounds show accross Nuvali, BGC, Centrio and Ayala Center Cebu in an effort to spread the Christmas Vibe and Cheer.

Holiday Cheers at Makati

Here are the line up of activities for the season.

  • Circuit Makati will light its tallest outdoor Christmas Tree, an immersive 56 feet installation that will loom over the biggest outdoor Circuit Makati Bazaar.  The holiday shopping extravaganza will feature over 500 merchants offering a wide assortment of gift items, food, clothes and holiday delights at the Globe Circuit Event Grounds on November 18-20.
  • The Gourmand Market will step foot in Makati as it brings its well-loved gastronomic delights at Ayala Triangle Gardens on December 9-11. Enjoy a wide array of food and culinary delights from Buns Brothers, Tipple and Slaw, NAV Modern Thai, Les Bagels, Empanada Mas, Manongs Bagnet, Garapal, Olympis’s Roast Beef, Pastry Amoire, Pedro Beer, Pepi Cubano, Sevilla and Son, Soap Story, Stanford and Shaw, Type A and Snackbox.
  • Makati High School chorale groups serenades everyone with well-loved Christmas Carols at Makati Inter-High School Caroling Competitions at the Globe Circuit Events Grounds on December 19.
  • Thanks giving Masses will be held from December 15-23 at the Ayala Triangle Gardens Fountain Area every evening at 6 PM.

Christmas is gonna be Merry and memorable at Makati. So bring in your families, colleagues and friends to the different events happening at Makati.  For more information on latest events and happenings at Makati, visit www.makeitmakati.com and follow MakeItMakati on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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