Published On: Mon, Nov 11th, 2019

Where you can catch Christmas light exhibits in the metro

ARANETA CITY CHRISTMAS TREE. Anne Curtis and the Binibining Pilipinas 2019 queens lead the lightning of the giant Christmas tree at the Araneta City. Photo from Facebook/Araneta City

ARANETA CITY CHRISTMAS TREE. Anne Curtis and the Binibining Pilipinas 2019 queens lead the lightning of the giant Christmas tree at the Araneta City. Photo from Facebook/Araneta City

MANILA, Philippines – The Christmas season is in full swing – the Christmas lights and sales don’t lie.

Are you and your love ones looking for places to bask under Christmas lights and take a photo (or two or three)? Here are a few places you can check before, during, and in between the Holiday rush.

Note: This is a running list – we’ll be updating it as we go

Araneta City. On November 8, Araneta City formally opened the season with the lightning of the giant Christmas tree at Time Square Park. The event was led by Anne Curtis and the Binibining Pilipinas queens. The audience was also treated to performances from AC Bonifacio, Edward Barber, and more.

BIG TREE. Shoppers can go to the big Christmas tree in Araneta City to have photos taken. Photo from Facebook/Araneta City

BIG TREE. Shoppers can go to the big Christmas tree in Araneta City to have photos taken. Photo from Facebook/Araneta City

Ortigas East. Ortigas East formally opened the Christmas Street Musical Light Tunnel on November 4.

ORTIGAS EAST. The Christmas Lights show in Ortigas East has started.

ORTIGAS EAST. The Christmas Lights show in Ortigas East has started.

Ayala Avenue. The lights along Ayala Avenue were switched on for the first time on November 5, paying homage to traditional Filipino Christmas decor.

Premier event stylist and interior designer Zenas Pineda conceptualized the display, making use of local materials for abanico-shaped installations and Capiz chandeliers, and utilizing solihiya and adarna feather patterns.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. This year's Christmas lights along Ayala Avenue highlights Filipino artistry.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. This year’s Christmas lights along Ayala Avenue highlights Filipino artistry.

DELA ROSA PARKWAY. Lighting installations in Dela Rosa walkway.

DELA ROSA PARKWAY. Lighting installations in Dela Rosa walkway.

SM North Edsa. With Frozen as the main theme, SM North Edsa officially started the Christmas season with the unveiling of their Christmas tree with Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach as guest.


The Manor at Camp John Hay. The Manor opened their Christmas lights on November 9. This year, the Christmas trees were kept simple. The display will be used to raise funds for the art activities of persons with autism.

MANOR TREES. The Camp John Hay Manor Hotel starts the Yuletide season with their Christmas Tree lighting on November 9. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

MANOR TREES. The Camp John Hay Manor Hotel starts the Yuletide season with their Christmas Tree lighting on November 9. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

PHOTO TIME.  A family takes a selfie at the Camp John Hay Manor Hotel as they light their Christmas decorations and tree in Baguio. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

PHOTO TIME. A family takes a selfie at the Camp John Hay Manor Hotel as they light their Christmas decorations and tree in Baguio. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

– Rappler.com

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