Antipolo City unveils giant Christmas tree made of recyclable materials

Published November 29, 2021, 2:44 PM

by Nel Andrade

Antipolo City’s promenade park will glitter with colorful lights and ornaments starting Monday, November 29, as a 44-foot high Christmas tree was set to be illuminated to officially usher in the Christmas season.

Made of some 40,000 plastic water and beverage bottles, the giant Christmas Tree is the city’s version of the YES (Ynares Ecosystem to Green) Christmas Tree.

Mayor Andrea Ynares gives a sneak peak of the renovated Sumulong Park in Antipolo City. (Photo from Jun Andeng Ynares’ Facebook page/ MANILA BULLETIN)

The office of Mayor Andrea “Andeng” Ynares announced that a water fountain with LED lights would also be unveiled.

In a statement, the city government said the activity’s theme, “Mas Maliwanag ang Pag Asa, at Mas Masaya ang Pasko Sa Antipolo” aims to show to the world the resident’s resiliency and perseverance amid the day-to-day challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the transformed and newly renovated Sumulong Park glittering with colorful lights and cheerful Christmas music being played, the city government hopes that more tourists, local and foreign, will soon visit the city.