A 65-feet Christmas tree as its main attraction

TACLOBAN CITY- Thousands of people are expected to visit the city’s main plaza as it was transformed into a Christmas Village.
At the center of the Christmas Village is a 65-feet cone-shaped Christmas tree adorned with colorful lights and stars of various sizes.
Inside the park, the traditional bamboo stars perched in the lamp posts and the classic Nativity scene showing the birth of Jesus Christ could be seen and enjoyed by the public.
Of course, for those who are fond of taking photos, especially now in this age of ‘selfies,’ visitors could have their photo taken at a pictorial board of Sta. Claus.
Christmas carols could also be heard inside the Christmas Village which formally opened on Friday (Dec.7) to add the Christmas spirit.
The city government spent about P500,000 for this annual undertaking which has drawn big crowds since it was started.
Marilou Tabao, city tourism officer, said that the Christmas Village is open to the public all throughout the Christmas season which is to end on January 6, coinciding the celebration of the Three Kings or Epiphany.
Expected to grace the opening of the Christmas Village were Mayor Cristina Romualdez, councilors, department heads and employees of the city government.
For this year, the underlying theme of the Christmas Village is ‘Let Thousand Stars Shine’ symbolizing the city’s hope for a bright future.