Filipinos love Christmas. We love it so much that when the ‘ber’ months rolls in we start celebrating this festive season, yep, as early as September 1. What’s even more amazing is that the celebration doesn’t end until early days of January the following year.
Most people I know take off their Christmas decorations only after January 6th which is the Feast of the Epiphany and what we also know as the Feast of the Three Kings Melchor, Gaspar, Baltazar.
The Philippines celebrate Pasko so long that our country made it to Guinness World Records as title holder of the world’s longest Christmas celebration. 🙂 Paskong pinoy is really special, aye?!
There are so many wonderful events, activities and happenings especially when Christmas Day is near. There is the misa de gallo or simbang gabi, manito manita, bazaar hopping and Christmas gift searching / buying, noche buena, grand fireworks in malls and hotels, the Christmas decors, reunions and Christmas parties, thanksgiving masses …. I could go on and on…
What has become one of my favorite things to look forward to during the Christmas season is the Makati Music, Light and Laser Show held annually in Ayala Triangle Garden. Last year, I was fortunate to be in Manila mid-December, I made sure to go to Ayala Triangle just so I can witness the Ayala Symphony of Lights 2011 and I did! Yey!
Making our way to Makati from Divisoria that time to watch one of the popular December activities of this city was challenging considering the horrendous Manila December traffic. But to be able to gaze at the enchanting lights blinking and dancing in tune to favorite Christmas songs is so worth braving the holiday rush and traffic. As in!
The whole Christmas show can draw out the inner kid in everyone especially experiencing it live! If it doesn’t make your eyes sparkle or make your heart beat with excitement or if it doesn’t make you feel that “Christmas is truly here”, if you are not mesmerize one bit and you are there in person in the middle of all that good cheer and positive vibes coming off everyone witnessing the same wonderful show with you, that’s a sad sad state of affair and I would want to give you a warm Christmas hug.
This year I did not make a trip to the capital so I have to contend myself with watching videos of this spectacular Christmas show in Youtube. Thanks Youtube and thanks to all those who have uploaded videos of this musical and light show. It’s the next best thing to being actually present in Makati during the show 🙂 Maybe come 2013 I’ll plan to be in Manila around December to watch this Ayala Christmas Lights and Sound show.
I would like to share this real cool video of the Ayala Christmas Lights and Music Show 2012 I found online. To the guy or gal who took this, thanks for sharing this video and making it possible for us who are away from Manila to see and appreciate the show and to experience a magical Christmas in a way. 🙂
Normally, there would be tens of people happily screaming their oohhs and ahhhs as the show starts and the “wow”s won’t end until the last light dims and the last note ends. People will also be scampering all over the place taking pics in all nooks and crannies like we did last year lol. These sounds and movements from the delighted audience can be a distraction to your video and you may capture more of this rather than the Christmas songs being played especially if you are nearby a boisterous group.
So what’s amazing about this particular video of the Ayala Christmas Show 2012 is that the one who took this video captured the light and music show sans the large audience. Yep, he or she was so lucky to have passed through the area and chanced upon the organizers who were having their test or dry run for the 2012 Symphony of Lights and Sound in the Triangle Gardens! Amazing right? That’s I call serendipity and a Christmas blessing right there for this lucky individual! 🙂 I wish it was me hehe.
Okay, enough talking. Watch this Ayala Christmas Lights and Sound Show offering for 2012 in Makati. Don’t miss this if you are nearby, go to the Ayala Triangle Garden and watch this in person. I would if I was near.
Here it is, be mesmerized, be enchanted with the bright lights and wonderful Christmas songs 🙂
For those who are wondering about the schedule of this dancing light and music show in Makati this 2012, this Christmas spectacular will run every hour from November 16 to December 31 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Last year the show lasts for about 15 minutes per run, this might be the same this year.
I hope you get to watch it live!
Related story and more pictures: From the 2011 Light and Sound Show in Makati post. 🙂