CATBALOGAN CITY – The capitol grounds of this city has been transformed into a Christmas village with lights of various colors and shapes makes the place aglow.
The Christmas village, sponsored by the provincial government and located inside the city’s Imelda Park, was opened to public on Tuesday (December 4) with replicas of some of the world’s most iconic tourist attractions could also be found, to include our very own San Juanico Bridge.
A 30-feet tall Christmas tree, near the obelisk, decorated with flag of different nations serves as the centerpiece of the Christmas village.
The provincial building was also adorned with bright and colored lights using a 3D projection mapping.
“To show the world that Samar is indeed the place to be this Christmas, we lit up the capitol building with a 3D Projection Mapping courtesy of EPSON and BBCS Data Systems,” she said.
The 3D Projection Mapping shows videos of tourist destinations in Samar and Christmas-related shows.
The activity, now on its third year, has a theme ‘Light A Tree: Christmas Around the World.’
It showcases 20 miniatures of some of the world’s iconic attraction such as the Taj Mahal in India; Eiffel Tower in France; the Habitton in New Zealand; Petronas Tower in Malaysia; Burj Khalifa in Dubai; Japanese Pagoda; Coliseum in Rome; and the San Juanico Bridge in Eastern Visayas.
The replicas are displayed right next to a full grown tree at the Imelda Park in front the provincial capitol compound.
Also part of the Christmas activity is the Samar Kids Can! Bazaar in partnership with the Department of Education which showcases products created by senior high school students from the two cities and 24 municipalities of the province.
The bazaar is an avenue for students to showcase their talents and skills including teaching them to value entrepreneurship.
“I am amaze that we are able to showcase the talent of our students. This is a good venue for our learners to showcase what they had learned in school,” Mariza Magan, Samar provincial schools superintendent, said.
Products that are displayed at the bazaar includes food items, souvenir items made from indigenous materials, decors made from bamboo, toys replica made from rubber, bags made from straw and many more.
The bazaar will end on December 11 while the Light a Tree will end on the first week of January with the declaration of winning entry on Christmas around the World contest.