Another bright and merry Christmas season comes to the city as the giant Araneta Center Christmas Tree lights up and provides a touch of festive magic to the holidays.
Araneta Center Christmas Tree Lighting
Initially installed 31 years ago by J. Amado Araneta, the stunning structure is an iconic symbol of Christmas in the Philippines . Its annual lighting ceremony marks the start of the holiday season.
Standing 100 feet tall at the Gateway Food Park, the Araneta Center Christmas Tree fascinate shoppers and sightseers alike with its splendid display of glowing bulbs and beautiful ornaments.
“It’s an annual tradition that shoppers and residents in the area look forward to because it signals the start of the season. It’s a colorful reminder of love, joy and hope that the season brings. For Araneta Center, we want to make it better than last year, so we constantly challenge ourselves to make this annual tradition more joyous, festive and entertaining than the last,” says Jorge L. Araneta, president and CEO of the Araneta Group.
This year, the lighting of the Araneta Center Christmas Tree featured some of today’s brightest Kapamilya stars headed by Vice Ganda, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Leni Robredo, and Korina Sanchez. A glaring fireworks display will also light up the sky to cap the celebration.
Commemorating the Christmas spirit of giving and sharing, the Araneta Center also hosted a gift-giving activity for the children of Child Haus, a temporary shelter for underprivileged parents and their children who are undergoing medical treatment in Manila.
The Araneta Center will also host many fun-filled events on Christmas time, including Disney On Ice Magical Ice Festival at the Big Dome and the Parolan bazaar at the Farmers Market.
With plenty of Christmas and holiday offerings to enjoy, the Araneta Center is a must visit place to go with your loved ones this festive season!