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2023 Christmas Light Shows Kids Will Enjoy Around Metro Manila

Here are some Christmas light shows that we know the kids will enjoy around Metro Manila.

Some families have made Christmas light shows a part of their tradition, alongside the Noche Buena mass. Because some don’t have the space or time to put up or maintain a large Christmas tree, they figure that the light shows give their kids just as much joy as having a tree at home. Just watching them frolick nearby can really lift our spirits after a long hard year. And if we’re looking for a brightly lit backdrop, here are the places with mesmerizing Christmas light shows.

Ayala Triangle: Festival of Lights

Performing for the last 15 years, Ayala Triangle kicked off this year’s Christmas light show on November 14 and will start at 6 PM – 10 PM everyday, ending on January 14, 2024. Exuding vibes of a Philippine Christmas-like Coachella, music from various local artists will also fill the air as they let families publicly declare their wishes on their Wish Upon A Light board. The festival of lights plays every 30 minutes, debuting the new lighting technologies such as mappable LED lights and projectors to truly turn it into a colorful and bright feast for the eyes.

SM By The Bay: Holiday Fireworks

Because some barangays having a noise and/or environmental ordinance for fireworks, some families instead choose to go out to experience a grand display. With the Manila Bay’s waters reflecting the colorful lights, the Holiday Fireworks are a light show to enjoy over a family dinner along the bay or even in the Ferris Wheel looking over the waters. The best part is they also have other activities for kids to enjoy such as the little scooters and rent-a-bike to get to places.

Mall of Asia: Night of Lights

For those who want a contemporary and electro-pop approach for Christmas light shows, Mall of Asia debuts its newest attraction at the rooftop of the mall for Night of Lights: The Tunnel of Lights! Started last November 16, the light show will also feature other structures outside on Level 3, South Entertainment Mall such as pop-culture references and even festive theme backdrops for spontaneous family photos.

Bonifacio Global City: Unboxing the Holidays

Besides a colorful Christmas light show every Friday, BGC Highstreet kicked off their celebrations with the tree lighting last November 8 along 5th and 7th Avenue. They’ll also had various festivals like the Passionfest 2023: GLOCAL — a celebration of both culture and color. Upcoming, the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing “The Soundtrack of Our Lives” concert this coming December 9, 2023, Saturday. But sparks will be flying every Friday throughout November to the end of December.

Ayala Vertis North: The Northern Lights

As an interpretation of one of the most beautiful climate phenomena, Ayala Vertis North styles a Simbang Gabi structure while using the Aurora Borealis’ color palette. The four-hour show will feature various Christmas medleys every thirty minutes, featuring songs such as “Traditional Christmas” by Von de Guzman, “Techno Christmas” by Tris Suguitan, and “Pinoy Fiesta” by Roy del Valle. Launched last November 16, the show will run until January 8, 2024 from 6 PM to 10 PM.

Rockwell: Powerplant Mall

Rockwell Powerplant Mall doesn’t have a specific light show because it is the light show! Decorating their mall’s pillars with rows of Christmas lights, the lobby connecting to the main mall and to Rockwell The Fifth also has a grand Christmas arrangement with automated dogs and creatures. To further celebrate festive spirit, they also held a variety of events like the Flair Bazaar last November 19, 2023.

They’ll also be holding musical events, bringing in even the company that’s producing RENT: 9 Works Theatrical at the Concourse and the Mandaluyong Children’s Choir.

Glorietta: Symphony of Lights

Glorietta, being a big, and family-oriented mall, will also have its own Christmas light show. Calling it the Symphony of Lights, there’s a large Christmas tree at the heart of Glorietta while offering a roadmap to the other activities within the area. Last week, they also had the Metro Festival wherein they featured various shoe artisans from Marikina.

Source: Okada Manila

Okada Manila: The Magic of Christmas

Besides having their daily fountain light show, Okada Manila welcomed the Yuletide season with the Grand Christmas Tree lighting: the Night of A Thousand Lights last November 18, where they also featured singers like Jayda Avanzo and orchestras like the Philharmonic Orchestra. At the resort’s rotunda, photobooths are stationed with festive backdrops at the Christmas Village to commemorate the family’s stay.

Robinson’s Galleria: All That Glitters

Celebrating a gilded Christmas with a 40-foot tree, Robinson’s Galleria’s golden light show from their Christmas tree is a treat for the eyes for kids who would prefer more static light shows instead of the dynamic ones.

Eastwood City: Holiday Lightscapades

Although Eastwood City is more of a business town, even they got persuaded by the festive spirit as their usual light show levels up their game. Featuring also a dynamic light show on their LED Billboard, their Christmas light show goes prismatic from 6 PM and 10 PM until December 30, 2023.

Receive the Light of the Christmas Spirit!

While some families are planning their Christmas trips outside of the metro, it allows the more homebody families to enjoy a less crowded view of the Christmas light shows. There has always been an uplifting appeal that these light shows had: it’s like the light at the end of the tunnel of a long, hard year. It’s a sign of better years to come especially watching our kids bathe in the Christmas lights.

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