A Whimsical Garden in the city
The Philippine Star
November 20, 2023 | 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines — When it comes to creating an enchanting Christmas destination in the metro, Filinvest City has been successfully rekindling the holiday spirit for over seven years.
The community has come to love the whole city adorned with life-sized decorations and twinkling Christmas lights. The festivities are completed with a series of holiday activities to foster strong bonds among families and friends.
This year, Filinvest City once again transformed the expansive Central Park into a whimsical garden with its “Our Time to Shine”
Christmas campaign. Towering at 42 feet tall, the Christmas tree adorned with moving butterflies and surrounded by LED pillars was officially lit during the recent tree lighting ceremony. During the event, winners of the building decoration contest were also awarded. This is how Filinvest City enjoins the community to light up the city in celebration of the holidays. This contest is an annual activity that encourages our locators to bring the magic of Christmas to life in their respective properties and make the city bright and merry from every point.
Filinvest City Christmas festivities wouldn’t be complete without the lineup of special performances from well-loved OPM artists. It began with an explosive show from Gracenote. Guests can groove to the beats of alt soul-rock band of Mercury, and on Dec. 15, they can enjoy the rhythmic vibes of Autotelic. On Dec. 22, they can immerse themselves in the distinct sounds of Unique Salonga.
The holiday celebration continues as guests get to experience a selection of delectable culinary offerings at Eats by the Park Food Bazaar every 4 p.m. from Friday to Sunday. For a completely joyous holiday, Filinvest City will also light up the night sky with spectacular fireworks displays on Nov. 17, Dec. 1, Dec. 15 and Dec. 22.
A short walk away from Central Park where Christmas activities are set, the community can also visit the Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel, also adorned with Christmas decorations, for Simbang Gabi from Dec. 15 to 23.
“Every year, we constantly strive to give the community a new Christmas experience outdoors. Looking back, it’s heartwarming to see how our city has blossomed over the last three decades and how people enjoy the beautiful spaces that we’ve been creating such as Central Park. We are thrilled to be a part of Filinvest Cityzens’ holiday festivities this year, and we look forward to sharing in their joy for the next thirty years,” said Don Ubaldo, Filinvest Alabang Inc. first vice president for townships.