People have surely missed celebrating Christmas outside the home. Aside from immediate family members, we miss gatherings with distant relatives, friends, former classmates, colleagues, and pretty much everyone else. After two years, we are raring to celebrate. This holiday season, time-honored Christmas traditions take center stage at the two townships of Megaworld in Bacolod City. The company is bringing back a colorful and vibrant Christmas to the City of Smiles after two years of holding off on holiday festivities. How best to celebrate it but with our own Christmas traditions– the Paskong Pinoy!
Celebrating Paskong Pinoy in Bacolod
Property giant Megaworld officially kicked off its holiday event, Balik Gugma sa Paskwa, when it lit up its two townships in Bacolod City. A simultaneous ceremony happened at the Northill Gateway and The Upper East to mark the beginning of the holiday festivities.
“Coming from the highly celebrated hosting of The Upper East of some of the major events in this year’s MassKara Festival, we are very happy to bring yet another exciting experience to the people of Bacolod. This holiday season, we want to honor the rich and colorful traditions we hold dear and keep alive, and hopefully pass on to the next generation,” Jennifer Palmares-Fong, vice president for sales and marketing, Megaworld Visayas.
At The Upper East
Prominently featured in The Upper East is a giant, 20-foot-tall Christmas tree located at Upper East Park. It depicts the Nativity scene and other Pinoy Christmas icons. At the bottom of the tree are small mosaic houses that are also illuminated by bright lights.
The refurbished BMMC train, an iconic attraction at the 2,200-square-meter curated park, has been decorated with colorful Christmas lights. Meanwhile, the Glass Tent nearby that serves as The Upper East Showroom is adorned with Christmas wreaths.
Visitors can also look forward to experiencing a Christmas Bazaar featuring local delicacies and other goods, as well as Weekend Acoustic Nights and White Christmas snow blast activities.
At The Forbes Hill in Northill Gateway
The iconic Bacolod Welcome Market just outside Forbes Hill has become more picture-worthy and festive-looking with installations of colorful, lighted sleigh and reindeer, dancing Christmas trees giant gift boxes.
“We hope to spark the spirit of the holiday season and be a part of every Bacolodnon family’s celebrations by letting them enjoy a magical and colorful Christmas when they visit our Bacolod townships, helping them create new holiday memories together along the way,” Palmares-Fong adds.
Balik Gugma sa Paskwa runs until January 15, 2023. The Christmas Bazaar at the back of McDonald’s Upper East will be open daily from 4pm to 12 midnight. Weekend Acoustic nights are happening Fridays to Sundays while the White Christmas snow blasts nightly at 7pm.