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Christmas All Over the Metro

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”

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Ayala Triangle

Christmas is just a few days away and a lot are rushing to the malls for last minute shopping, celebrating with family and friends and enjoying the lights and decorations around the metro. Since, the start of November, you’d see different areas in Metro Manila decorates their establishments with amazing light displays. Here we are sharing to everyone the spirit of Christmas and the amazing displays that we’ve captured from different places. 🙂

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Dancing Dandelions at SM Aura

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At SM Aura and Ayala Triangle, they’ve put up a lot of colorful lights but it isn’t just lights, more of dancing lights where people can enjoy watching, have fun taking pictures and simply having a good time. For me and Tim, it’s a picture perfect scene, aside from enjoying a delicious meal, we also enjoy different sceneries that allows us to capture an amazing sights. So far we enjoyed the display lights at the Ayala Triangle the most and seeing it for the first time was like being in a fairy tale, it was so magical to watch.

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Bonifacio High Street

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The malls also have huge Christmas trees and ornaments displayed all over the mall and every young kid and kid’s at heart enjoy having their pictures taken, probably pretending that they are actually riding on a real sleigh or transporting their imagination at the North Pole.

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Trinoma Mall

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Trinoma Activity Center

Almost every weekend from November to December a lot of performances at the activity areas of the malls come to entertain the shoppers and at times even provide a spectacular fireworks display at night. Of course, shopping will always be there and unique finds seems to be the trend these days. My favorite part is shopping, while Tim’s favorite part is to eat only. Haha just kidding, he loves to shop as well especially for gadgets though, they aren’t on sale compared to clothes.

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Sonya’s Cupcakes at Trinoma 

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SM Aura

Here in the Philippines, it’s been a tradition as well to attend Simbang Gabi or Night Mass in anticipation of Christmas day and celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ for Catholics. It’s a nine day  series of Mass which is held usually at around 4am. To some they attend the mass at night at around 7 to 8pm as well. After the mass usually, you’d see vendors selling delicious treats such as Puto Bungbong and Bibingka, all special delicacies made in the Philippines.

St. James the Great Church

St. James the Great Church

Church Outside Front view

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Church InsideThis are some of the ways we love to share our passion in photography and sharing what we love to do and see in the different spots around the metro. What’s your favorite part during the Yuletide season? 🙂

Merry Christmas everyone! 😀

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22 comments on “Christmas All Over the Metro

  1. Michael Angelo
    December 22, 2014

    This makes Christmas in the Philippines more fun! I love these lights and they know how to put up a show. Just pitty that traffic in Metro Manila is so bad at this time of the year. To get from one mall to another would probably take almost the whole day. You took amazing photos!

    • timjuls
      December 22, 2014

      Thank you Michael :), so true! Still hoping that one day the traffic would be better soon 🙂

  2. Fred
    December 22, 2014

    Merry Christmas! Too bad we have not been to Ayala Triangle nor BCG because of the horrendous traffic jams. Hope to be able to see these lights before they are taken down. Where is this St. James the Great church? So beautiful.

    • timjuls
      December 22, 2014

      Merry Christmas to you too 🙂 St James is located at Ayala Alabang Village, yes it’s a very beautiful church indeed 😀

  3. Ace Paragoyo
    December 22, 2014

    This is the best for me!
    Dancing Dandelions at SM Aura

  4. eri
    December 23, 2014

    All the pictures are great! They are so Christmas!Especially the fist picture is great , I loved the colours of the lights. Btw because I am trying to take good pictures during the night do you have any advice for me because they are always kinda blurry. Thank you!

  5. Jason Panuelos
    December 23, 2014

    Super super super love these photos! I’m so happy that the Philippines is going out of the conventional and making the effort to beautify the city with these amazing decorations! 😀

  6. alissamags
    December 23, 2014

    Ahhh! I can really feel it’s Christmas in this place. Such beautiful photos! Merry Christmas!

  7. Cheryl
    December 23, 2014

    These pictures are beautiful! So colorful and full of the holiday spirit. Have a Merry Christmas 🙂

  8. Rajathilagam
    December 23, 2014

    I honestly didn’t read a word. Kept scrolling through the pictures and was amazed at the composition, the burst of colours and it is amazing. I have a few colleagues from Manila. Maybe I should share this with them. They would love it… 🙂

  9. Akinlonu temitope
    December 23, 2014

    I so much love the ayala triangle lights they beautified the place .
    Merry xmas to you.

  10. Gillian
    December 23, 2014

    so much love for the lights! feels so christmassy and i can’t believe its so soon

  11. phyliciamarie
    December 23, 2014

    My favorite is actually the one in Trinoma, because it’s a whole Christmas village! I love how each stall is so in theme, especially Sonja’s!

  12. Franc Ramon
    December 23, 2014

    Yes, Christmas is all over the place. I’ve seen the displays at Ayala Triangle and at Bonifacio Global City. It’s just so festive all around. Merry Christmas!

  13. Louise
    December 23, 2014

    Because of these places, I thought of spending my Christmas in Manila since I’m spending it alone (both parents are abroad). However, because these places are known and beautiful, I’m sure a lot will be spending their Christmas here as well. I’m not a crowd person so I decided to stay at home instead. It’s good that businesses in our country are doing efforts to make Christmas felt. It helps other lonely persons such as myself feel the spirit. 🙂

  14. Yong Sin Yee
    December 24, 2014

    Wow.. this place is photogenic! I would like to visit if I am at Philippines now. =D

  15. Elana Khong
    December 24, 2014

    Gorgeous pic. Its the season of joy and love. Merry Xmas to U

  16. Vanessa Ally
    December 24, 2014

    These Christmas decorations are fabulous, the lights are so many that they create a dazzling effect. We have Christmas decoration in my city, too but it is nothing compared to that glamorous lighting projects on your pics. Wish I could be there as well!

  17. Eliz Frank
    December 24, 2014

    What a gorgeous display of lights and holiday spirit… I would love to visit and enjoy the lights. Happy Holidays!

  18. Khushboo
    December 24, 2014

    I love the decoration of Metro Manila and your photographs are just gorgeous. It must be really difficult to capture so many pretty lights but you have done a great job. Happy Holidays 🙂

  19. Maureen
    December 28, 2014

    Wow so beautiful! Love all the lights and decorations. You really captured the festivities of Christmas in your photos. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 🙂

  20. Kylie
    December 29, 2014

    Oh my!! I really love the photos you took! The angle you took from is simply amazing!

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