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The Festival of Lights relaunches face-to-face this year

Renzo Fuentes

November 29, 2022

  • Photo: Rob Reyes / Rappler

    After over 2 years in isolation and endless quarantining, the annual Festival of Lights was only held virtually. Until last November 10, the festival made its brighter, grandiose comeback! To formally usher in the holiday season, Ayala Land lit up Ayala Avenue.

    Photo: Walter Bollozos / The Philippine Star

    The festival highlights local heritage by adorning the Makati Central Business District with holiday decorations typical of Filipino houses, such as parols, stars, and capiz lights. The massive parols from last year’s decorations will continue to be the major feature, in the spirit of upholding beloved traditions and in keeping with Ayala Land’s support for sustainability.

    Photo: Tatler Asia

    Additionally, more of Ayala Avenue is this year! Alongside the decorations in front of Tower One, each bay along the entire length of Ayala Avenue now have extra decorations.

    To make things simpler for individuals who want to take photos close to the decorations, a sizable parol installation was also built by the Ayala Triangle Gardens courtyard.

    In case you want to make your pictures MORE Instagrammable, check this post out from JAO:

    Not only does Makati have these bigger decorations in store for you, but also events to await!


    December 2-31 – Christmas Market at Ayala Triangle Gardens

    December 15- 23 – Simbang Gabi at Ayala Triangle Gardens

    December 20-22 – Christmas Holiday Concert at Circuit Makati

    The Festival of Lights will run every day until January 8, 2023, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with a 20-minute show every hour.


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