Araneta Center Lights up the Christmas Belen at Farmers Market
Following the iconic lighting of the giant Christmas tree earlier this month, the Araneta Center continues the tradition of ushering in the holiday season with the annual Belen Lighting ceremony held on Nov. 11 at the McArthur Drive, near Farmers Market.
The solemn event was attended by Vice Chairman of Araneta Center, Inc. Judy Roxas, Quezon City government officials, and other Araneta Center executives who participated in the ceremonial lighting of the life-size nativity tableau. The traditional Belen lighting started in 1991 and has become a local attraction at the Center during Yuletide season. It serves as a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas, which is the birth of Jesus Christ.
The traditional Belen Lighting began with a ceremonial mass led by Msgr. Alfonso Bugaoan, Jr. Edray Teodoro of the “Voice Kids Philippines” also performed for the audience. EARIST Chorale also sang famous Christmas songs, and an awesome fireworks display ended the evening on a festive note.
The Belen lighting is just the beginning of a slew of events and activities this Christmas. On December 1 until Dec 25, various chorale groups will grace the activity areas of the New Farmers Plaza, Ali Mall, and Gateway to regale crowds with Christmas carols every day starting at 4pm.
Exciting Santa Meet & Greet events will also take place every weekend of December from 3pm to 7pm at Araneta Center malls while Fireworks Displays will be held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of December up to January 3 at 7 pm at the Gateway Food Park.
There is also an ongoing digital promo dubbed “60 Gifts for 60 Days” on Instagram and Twitter where customers can win exciting gifts and prizes.
The Araneta Center is also giving away a brand new Isuzu mu-X to a lucky winner while ten lucky patrons can win an overnight stay at the Novotel Manila Araneta Center by joining the “Feel the Ride” Christmas promo. The promo runs from November 4 until January 15, 2017.
For more updates on its exciting activities and promos this Christmas season, visit Araneta Center’s official website and follow it on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.