Forget about Makati City being just a concrete jungle, dull and boring. It’s Christmas time! And this central business district might just be the most shining and shimmering in the entire Manila. Ayala Triangle Gardens, right at the heart of Makati, is once again showcasing its highly anticipated Christmas Lights and Sound show!
It is seriously one of this season’s highlights that a lot of people look forward to every year during Christmas (which by the way starts as early as September in the Philippines). It’s a visual and auditory feast: Bright and blinking lights, LED meteors, and lasers gracefully dance to the tunes of Christmas carols and all-time popular songs in the middle of the busy Makati.
And this year’s “Festival of Lights” is a showstopper as it features 3 medleys: a rapid and vibrant one inspired by Rio de Janeiro, a second part with a musical score from enchanting and magica period films, and lastly, a dreamy concluding act with millions of blinking lights moving along our beloved Disney songs.
The Festival of Lights opened November 15 and lasts until January 8, 2017! You’ve definitely got time to bask in this holiday spectacle! The show starts every 6PM and runs on 30-minute intervals until 10 in the evening. In between, stroll around the gardens and feast on food in several restaurants inside and around the park.
The show is for free and hey, the gardens are just a good 15-20 walk from Z Hostel! So take your GoPro or whatever camera you use, head to Ayala Triangle, and give that travel video a colorful and dazzling spin!