Ayala’s Gallery of Lights
EVERY YEAR, thousands of people visit the Ayala Triangle Gardens for a spectacular show of dazzling lights, music, projections, and illuminated art installations. This year Ayala Land lights up six of its estates: The Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Ayala Center in Cebu, Centrio in Cagayan de Oro, Abreeza Mall in Davao, and Capitol Central in Bacolod. The Gallery of Lights is a combination of new design concepts and classic staples. Polygon clouds form a canopy of lights, while bright-colored noodle light line tree trunks and branches designed by lighting direction Voltaire de Jesus and Luther Gumia. Tivoli and laser lights dance to festive music composed of three medleys starting with the techno-inspired number by Tris Suguitan, a Big Band medley by Mel Villena, and a Filipino medley by Von de Guzman that showcases Pinoy Christmas tunes and a mix of sentimental melodies. Spectators in Makati will have something extra as the Carol of Lights, a 3D video mapping show, is being done for the first time. The images are projected at the dome of Tower One and Exchange Plaza. It is inspired by church ceilings and stained glass windows from select Filipino and international churches. The Gallery of Lights shows run from 6-10 p.m. nightly until Jan. 12.
Greenhills’ Laser Light Symphony
GREENHILLS has launched its first Laser Light Symphony, a show featuring two expert laser dancers. The laser show runs every half hour from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly until Jan. 5 at the G-Strip Parking area. The laser show is a unique accompaniment to the Christmas Night Market at the same spot, allowing holiday shopping right up to midnight. For even more choices, there’s also the Wonderland Bazaar at the VMall Lobby and the Holiday Tiangge Fair at the Center Mall, both open until 10 p.m. Meanwhile, Greenhills has partnered with Mastercard and Zomato for Holiday Feast with Treats, where diners with a single receipt worth P2,000 and using their Mastercard debit, credit, or prepaid card can enjoy special treats at participating food establishments. Santa Claus will be around to meet kids every Saturday at the VMall while carolers will serenade guests every Sunday in the run-up to Christmas. Simbang Gabi masses will be held nightly from Dec. 15 to 23 at the Chapel of the Holy Family in the mall.