BOOKMARK: Feel the Holiday Cheer This Season at These Christmas Light Shows

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by | December 01, 2023

Pinoys never skimp on the holiday cheer. We begin playing Yuletide songs early in September (sometimes even in August!), and our Christmas season ends in January. But the season really kicks into high gear once the Christmas lights shows start. If you’re looking into treating your family and friends to a holiday date, admiring twinkling Christmas light shows is a perfect activity. After all, Pinoys love capturing moments and memories and posing in IG-worthy spots. Here’s where you can catch Christmas light shows this holiday season:


Festival of Lights at Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati

You know Christmas is right around the corner when Ayala Triangle Gardens returns its Festival of Lights. On its 15th year now, the Festival of Lights with the theme Christmas Nights with Countless Lights will open from 6 PM to 10 PM until January 14, 2024. The light and sound show has three medleys and new attractions, such as an interactive fountain.


Whimsical Christmas Garden at Filinvest City, Muntinlupa

While the weather is cooler this season, take a pleasant outdoor walk around Filinvest City in Muntinlupa and drop by Central Park to witness the Whimsical Christmas Garden. A gigantic Christmas tree sits at the park’s center, with a light installation reminiscent of the Supertrees you’ll see in Singapore. These mesmerizing lights will be up until January 6, 2024.


Nuvali Fountain of Lights, Sta. Rosa, Laguna


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For the folks living in the South, there’s no need to go to the metro to catch a Christmas light show. You can catch Nuvali’s Fountain of Lights of Show in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, every Friday to Sunday, from 6 to 9 PM until January 14, 2024. The Nuvali Lakeside Water Show features Seaside Serenade: Muses and Creatures this year.


Night of Lights Christmas Illumination Park, Pasay City

Nestled in MOA’s new rooftop, the Night of Lights Christmas Illumination Park features various corners to witness colorful lights. This includes the Tunnel of Lights, which will give your photos a beautiful bokeh in the background when you take portraits. The Illumination Park is open until January 7, 2024, from 5:30 PM until the mall’s closing hours. Furbabies are welcome here, too!


Giant Lantern Festival, San Fernando, Pampanga


Christmas in Pampanga isn’t complete without the annual Giant Lantern Festival in San Fernando. Don’t miss out on the exhibition happening at different malls around the province from December 17, 2023, to January 1, 2024. For the most fun, the Giant Lantern Festival 2023 Competition is happening on December 16 at Robinsons Starmills Pampanga, so mark your calendars!


Bonifacio High Street, Taguig

Hit two birds with one stone when you visit Bonifacio High Street. After a day of Christmas shopping and trying restaurants, end the day with a relaxing strong along High Street and admire their Christmas installations, including the gigantic tree at 7th Avenue.


Ayala Malls Vermosa, Imus, Cavite


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Here’s another spot to catch a fun light show in the South. This year, Ayala Malls Vermosa in Imus, Cavite, opened Holiday at Play, an interactive show of installation display at its central garden. Visitors are treated to seven unique installations, with a spectacular 10-minute light and sound show at 6 PM. The show happens every 30 minutes until 10 PM. Holiday at Play is open daily until January 14, 2024. Tickets to the 6 PM show are P200 per person. Find more details here.



MOA Fireworks Festival, Pasay City

SM Mall of Asia’s annual Fireworks Festival is one of the many shows that have been a part of Pinoy Christmases over the years. The most-awaited fireworks spectacle has been back since September, with shows every Friday at 7 PM. Catch the fireworks display this month happening on December 1, 8, 15, 22, 25, and 29 at Central Park, SM By the Bay.



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When she’s not writing, Ina’s busy curating playlists that will save her when words don’t work, reading, annoying her cat, or thinking of her next meal.

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