Manila lights up to welcome holiday season

Published November 23, 2020, 9:44 PM

by Hanah Tabios

Despite the pandemic, the landmarks of Manila were lighted to formally welcome the holiday season Monday night.

(photo by Ali Vicoy)

The lighting ceremonies were held by the Intramuros Administration (IA), National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), and National Museum of the Philippines (NMP), along with the City Government of Manila.

Aside from the giant Christmas tree situated at Manila’s Kartilya ng Katipunan, the Manila Cathedral, Intramuros’ main square Plaza Roma, and other buildings inside the walled city were also illuminated to officially welcome the holiday season. 

“Christmas is a time of hope and faith. May the lights in Intramuros inspire everyone of the true meaning of Christmas during these times,” IA Administrator Atty. Guiller Asido said. 

LThe NPDC also lit up Rizal Park’s Christmas Tree, Christmas Village, and “Belen” or nativity scene. 

The NMP building in Padre Burgos Avenue was also among the famous landmarks that joined the celebration of “Paskong Manileño.”