One of the most enduring traditions of Christmas in the Philippines is the Festival of Lights at the Ayala Triangle. Every holiday season, the park lights up with festive music and a million twinkling lights. This year, Ayala Land outdid itself by partnering with Walt Disney Philippines to bring Disney classics to life!
Hong Kong Disneyland’s musical director Rony Fortich composed a Disney medley to accompany Voltaire de Jesus’ spectacular light show, entitled Reimagine the Magic: A Festival of Lights.
Some of the songs included are The Little Mermaid‘s “Part of Your World,” Beauty and the Beast’s theme song, Aladdin‘s “A Whole New World,” Cinderella‘s “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” and Tangled‘s “I See The Light.” Frozen fans will love the rendition of “Do You Want To Build a Snowman,” “For the First Time in Forever,” “Love is An Open Door,” and “Let it Go.” There will also be Disney classics like the “Mickey Mouse March,” Pinocchio‘s “When You Wish Upon A Star,” Song of the South‘s “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah,” and the “Steamboat Willie Whistle.” For a truly Filipino Christmas, there will be local classics like “Pasko Na Naman,” “Kumukutikutitap,” “Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit,” and “Noche Buena.”
To make this Christmas even more special, Reimagine the Magic: A Festival of Lights will not just run at the Ayala Triangle in Makati. It will also run in Bonifacio Global City (November 15, 2018 to January 6, 2019), Nuvali (November 24, 2018 to January 13, 2019), Vertis North (November 29, 2018 to January 15, 2019), Ayala Center Cebu (November 10, 2018 to January 20, 2019), and Centrio in Cagayan de Oro (November 9, 2018 to January 13, 2019). The Ayala Triangle show will run from November 9, 2018 to January 8, 2019. All shows will run daily every 30 minutes from 6PM to 10PM.
The Ayala Triangle Garden’s Festival of Lights has brought smiles to Filipinos since it started in 2008. As it celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, it has become bigger, grander, and more colorful. I know I’m supposed to be enjoying this year’s LSS-worthy repertoire, but I’m beginning to wonder how they’ll top this one next year!
All photos provided by Ayala Land.