Festival of Lights: Mickey is not so hidden in Makati’s Christmas light installations

Every year, Filipinos love to decorate their homes with Christmas lights to mark the holiday season and to bring joy to passersby. This simple yet meaningful feeling happiness is what Ayala Land wants to share with its annual Christmas lights installations along Ayala Avenue and Ayala Triangle Gardens.

Now on its 10th year of lighting up the Philippines, Ayala Land, Inc. teams up with The Walt Disney Company, Philippines, in bringing a magical holiday to remember through “Reimagine The Magic: A Festival of Lights.”

The magic of Disney is reimagined in this year’s light show featuring well-loved Disney soundtracks such as “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Let It Go” in orchestral rendition arranged by the seasoned composer and former musical director of Hong Kong Disneyland, Mr. Rony Fortich. The medley is complemented by the spectacular lighting effects once again by Mr. Voltaire de Jesus.

Beautiful light installations of some of the Philippines’ most recognizable churches adorn the stretch of Ayala Avenue: Basilica Menor De San Sebastian in Quiapo, Manila; Santuario de San Antonio Parish in Makati, National Shrine of Saint Michael and the Archangels in Argao, Cebu; St. Anne Parish Church in Molo, Iloilo City; and Immaculate Conception Parish Church in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental. Complementing these installations are colorful totem poles symbolizing the 12 days of Christmas, as well as capiz decorations wrapped around the trees along the main road. Both are by interior designer and event stylist Zenas Pineda.

The installations will be up on display until January 8.


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