LOOK: Coron’s Largest Christmas Village Uses Handcrafted Materials, Honors Tagbanua Heritage

It's possibly the first Christmas Village on the island!
by | December 21, 2023

There’s no celebration quite like the Pinoy Christmas, and every city, province, and municipality in every corner of the country is sure to have its own version of the festive Paskuhan or Christmas Village. 

And if Mandaluyong City has its famous Policarpio Street, San Fernando, Pampanga has its Ligligan Parul or Giant Lantern Festival, Makati – its Ayala Festival of Lights, and Tangub City – its Christmas Symbols Festival, Coron, Palawan now has its own holiday attraction in TAG Resort Coron’s Kumukutikutitap Pasko Sa Nayon Christmas Village.

Sitting on 500 sqm. of land at the TAG Commercial Strip along Coron’s National Highway, the Christmas Village is hard to miss, with its native-themed stalls serving an assortment of kakanin, traditional puto bumbong and bibingka, Starbucks coffee (yes, you read that right, and only available on the island at the Resort’s Taza Café), breads, pastries, as well as souvenirs and gift items. A multitude of handmade Capiz shell lanterns, LED Christmas lights and strip lights illuminate the entire village – the centerpiece of which is a majestic Tree of Light that towers above the festive scene.

“By far, this is the largest Christmas Village in Coron and possibly the first. The area also highlights our ‘Bantayog ng Tagbanua’ monument made by visual artist Kublai Millan, in honor of the Tagbanua tribal people of Palawan”, says Stephen Tagud, Managing Director of TAG Resorts, Inc. “Our theme is called ‘A Tapestry of Filipino Craftsmanship and Culture,’ and we made sure that each ornament and detail reflects this showcase of Filipino heritage and artistry – from our hand-woven fabrics and handmade lanterns to our nipa hut stalls and crafted décor.”

This homage to Filipino culture is equally matched by TAG’s dedication to sustainability, ensuring its Pasko Sa Nayon only uses fully compostable natural raffia, low-energy LED lights, and furniture made of recycled plastic bottles created by Pampanga craftsmen.

Admission Details

The Coron Christmas Village had its grand opening last December 15, right before the start of the traditional Simbang Gabi masses, and now attracts foreign and local visitors from all over Coron and Busuanga Island – opening nightly from 5 pm to 11 pm until January 7, 2024. 

The best thing about it? Admission to this Christmas spectacle is free.

So, if you’re in Coron, Palawan for the holidays, it’s as good an excuse as any to come and visit their one-of-a-kind Kumukutikutitap Christmas Village and immerse yourself in a truly Paskong Pinoy wonderland.



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