PH’s tallest Christmas tree lights up in Tagum City

Published December 2, 2021, 2:08 PM

by Philippine News Agency

DAVAO CITY — The tallest Christmas tree in the Philippines was illuminated on Wednesday night. December 1 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

In a statement Thursday, the City Government of Tagum said the Christmas tree, which stands at 195 feet, is still the tallest in the whole country.

TALLEST HOLIDAY TREE. The tallest Christmas tree in the Philippines lights up in Tagum City, Davao del Norte on Wednesday night (Dec. 1, 2021). (Photo courtesy of Tagum City Information Office/Manila Bulletin)

Mayor Allan L. Rellon explained the importance of the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree, saying it would bring joy to the residents amid the current pandemic.

“This might be unnecessary for some, but the joy this event brings to the people gives hope that we are slowly going back to the normal,” he said.

Rellon also assured the public that marshalls have been deployed to ensure that the health protocols are being observed in the area.

Promenaders can take pictures of the holiday tree from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

“I also asked the Tagumenyos to remain disciplined even though we’ve already achieved the 70 percent population protection,” he added.

The Christmas tree was adorned with 6,255 multi-colored bulbs and has a design that advocates for simplicity, durability, and resiliency despite the battle against the pandemic.

The tree features five colors that emphasize different meanings – blue for inspiration, green for growth and harmony, yellow for positivity and hope, white for purity and simplicity, and red for courage.