I’ve known about the Ayala Triangle Garden’s Lights and Sounds Show for a while now, but I haven’t been there yet. So when Conde Nast Traveler recently announced that it’s one of the seven most spectacular places to see Christmas lights around the world, I decided to check it out this year.
It’s one thing to read about it and another to see it live. Conde Nast Traveler described it this way: “As you make your way through the park, Christmas hymns and songs are synchronized to the lights to create an immersive holiday experience.” But that does not in any way prepare you for the glorious display of interactive lights that wrap around the trees and dramatically make their way down from the lush canopy of leaves overhead. The lights are so vibrant that there are times it looks more like an acid trip than a Christmas show!
I think the holiday lights and sounds show in the Ayala Triangle is much better than A Symphony of Lights, the one they show every day along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. To be fair, last time I saw it, it was a foggy night so the lights looked pale. Or maybe it’s really like that?
The Ayala Triangle Lights and Sounds Show is exciting to watch because the Ayala Triangle is a large garden with plenty of space for sitting or milling around. Me and my man love going there, either to eat at one of the many restaurants or to sit in the garden, just staring at the trees (or each other).
If there’s one way to easily feel the Christmas spirit, it’s to see the lights and sounds show. My man, who’s not very enthusiastic about the holidays, enjoyed it. What makes the Ayala Triangle Garden’s Light and Sounds Show great is that it is absolutely free, and has shows every 30 minutes from 6PM to 9PM. If you’re still not in the Christmas mood, you have to visit before December 31.