This year’s Christmas in the Philippines will be different because this is the first Christmas not affected significantly by the COVID pandemic, as people cannot go outdoors, attend Christmas parties, and celebrate without the fear of contracting a deadly virus.
In the humble provinces of Visayas, the holiday season is filled with enjoyment, and Christmas is appreciated in this post-pandemic era. Christmas in the Philippines is celebrated in many ways – families celebrating Christmas in their homes, friends traveling on a holiday trip, and offices back to having their respective Christmas parties physically on site.
In Camella, Christmas is special through events and spreading love to the community. The Visayan people are known to be soft-spoken and loveable, making the holiday season more fun by spreading love and kindness to the people surrounding them. Visayas region boasts beyond the stunning islands and destinations it possesses. The people and how seasons are celebrated are much more heartwarming and beautiful.
How Communities In Visayas Celebrate This Year’s Christmas
Being tagged as the City of Smiles, Negros Occidental’s highly urbanized city celebrates Christmas with bright and fancy Christmas displays on its main sites. You can find a lot of food stalls for your Christmas food trips, or you can stroll and feel the ambiance of Christmas with the cool air and luminously bright lights.
A giant Christmas tree can be found at the Capitol Park and Lagoon along Lacson Street, warm lights and numerous dining spots for your holiday excursions at the Bacolod City Government Center at the Circumferential Road, and shopping sales at almost all shopping malls in the city and let you find the best and affordable holiday gifts.
Camella Bacolod celebrated the festive holiday season with a Christmas lighting ceremony, a fireworks display, and giving free bibingka, a famous Christmas delicacy, to the Camella Bacolod homeowners. Camella Bacolod also facilitated games for the children. The holiday celebrations ended with a Christmas carol for its homeowners.
As for the City of Love, Ilonggos keep the Filipino tradition at heart as they enjoy Christmas by participating in the Simbang Gabi at St. Pio Church in the vicinity of Camella Savannah. What is fascinating about Camella is its amenities and features that promote a convenient lifestyle for every family.
During the Christmas season, shoppers start their shopping hauls at Vista Malls, continuing to fulfill its promise of bringing world-class experiences closer to the people. This 500-hectare retail complex features well-loved, homegrown brands and essential establishments such as All Day Supermarket, AllHome, A Discount Store, Coffee Project, and Finds.
The Christmas season is more significant in Iloilo as the provincial government holds the Red & Green Christmas, dedicating the holiday season to food security and renewable energy.
The Iloilo government will have a Red Zone sa Kapitolyo Christmas Pork Festival, highlighting the launch of Tahum or Tapak, Hugas kag Malimpyo nga Pagpakaon Campaign as it initiates a response to African Swine Fever through launching minimum biosecurity standards. Iloilo City also celebrated the Pamukaw marking the start and comeback of the Dinagyang Festival to be celebrated next year.
A grand Christmas Festival in Palo, Leyte, is celebrated from December 15 to January 8. The local government of Palo, Leyte, launched different activities in line with the holiday season for its citizens. Camella properties are nestled in this prime town, paving the way for homeowners to celebrate Christmas and enjoy the town festivities.
City Mayor Remedios ‘Matin’ Petilla claims the government will revive the town’s Christmas spirit with a bang. Promoting festivities like this will also entice tourists to come and visit Leyte.
Camella Palo usually holds the simultaneous Christmas lighting with a program every year. This year, they added more activities and hosted a fun Christmas celebration with homeowners. They also organize activities such as the clean-up drive and give holiday gifts to their support staff. Camella also celebrated the birthday of Vista Land’s chair Manny B. Villar last December 12.
A vibrant Kalibo, Aklan is more than ready to welcome the holiday season as it also showcases Christmas lights display at the Provincial Capitol and opening of lights in Banga, Aklan. The launching of fireworks and the bright Christmas lights around the Capitol building serve as the symbol of the joyful celebration of the birth of Jesus and how Aklan survived and is still thriving through the years despite the outbreak of the pandemic.
Dumaguete City lit up the night and started to celebrate the Christmas season as early as November as it launched the lighting of its community Christmas tree at Quezon Park. Dumaguete’s iconic and giant Christmas tree is embellished with large and glowing Christmas balls, Christmas lights, and dove-shaped decorations to symbolize peace in the Philippines with colors inspired by the Philippine flag.
Moreover, the city government of Dumaguete also announced that they had prepared activities for the people to enjoy to thank the workers and give back to the town, as well as make the city livelier through singing contests and concerts at the Dumaguete boulevard.
There is also a gift-giving event for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized sectors. Christmas benefits are also given to employees of the city hall.
A Spanish-style Christmas Village owned by Dr. Rico Absin is also a must-visit spot in Dumaguete City, welcoming guests with its splendor of lights and made to be open to the public with an affordable entrance fee.
Capiz always takes advantage of unleashing the magic of Christmas with Christmas lights, decorations, and more at some of Capiz’s main sites. You can see these dazzling holiday displays at Jamindan, Capiz’s Christmas bright lights display, Panay Christmas Village at Roxas City near the Cathedral Church, and the Sapian Dreamland at the municipal public plaza of Sapian, Capiz.
Cebu and Bohol
The happiest time in the Philippines can be felt in Cebu and Bohol, as it also stands out with its Christmas celebrations, displays, and holiday attractions. These provinces welcome the brightest season of the year with giant Christmas trees, newly launched Christmas attractions, and more to expect until the end of the year.
You can find variously-themed Christmas spots in Cebu like the Snow World at Anjo World Theme Park, the giant Christmas Tree and Christmas Display at Radisson Blu Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu’s famous Symphony of Lights, and the signature Christmas tree of BE Grand Resort Bohol with the theme ‘Be The Spark, Light the Way.’
How Camella Makes Christmas Brighter in Visayas
Camella always brings the Christmas spirit to its communities all over the Philippines. Being the country’s most preferred real estate brand for 45 years, Camella also celebrates a milestone this year of establishing homes, an avenue for wise investments, and making dreams come true. Camella always spends the holiday season spreading love and kindness to its homeowners through events, activities, gifts, and programs that every homeowner will relish.
Camella communities all over the Philippines also hold annual Christmas lighting programs and Christmas parties for the staff and homeowners, company staff, employees, and anyone who participates in making Camella a successful real estate establishment. Involving people and making the communities come closer this Christmas is a way of genuinely giving back to the community and creating memories that make everyone in Camella feel loved and cherished.
This year, Camella hopes every Filipino will have a wholesome Christmas, celebrating gratefulness, hope, and love. Let Camella be your home for the holidays!