Every year, thousands of families and friends gather at the Ayala Triangle Gardens to experience a spectacular evening made to delight the senses. Dazzling lights, beautiful music, stunning projections, and illuminated art installations are brought together for a memorable Christmas tradition.
“The Gallery of Lights by Ayala Land is the highlight of our year. It’s our way of giving back to the community and making the holidays more meaningful for many Filipino families.” says Cathy Bengzon. “Filipinos celebrate Christmas like nobody else in the world. It’s a special time that brings families together, and it truly brings us joy knowing how we have become a part of this tradition,” she continues. “And each year we are inspired to make the event even more memorable than the last. That is why this time around, we’re making the event brighter with new additions to the whole production, and a line-up of activities that we hope will bring cheer to everyone.”
This November, Ayala Land will once again bring out the enchantment from North to South as it 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.
This year’s Gallery of Lights is going to be more magical than ever, with a combination of new design concepts and classic staples that will surely bring the Christmas spirit to life. Polygon clouds will form a canopy of lights, while bright-colored noodle lights will line tree trunks and branches designed by lighting direction Voltaire de Jesus and Luther Gumia.
Tivoli and laser lights will also dance to festive music composed of three beautiful medleys starting with the techno-inspired number by Tris Suguitan; a Big Band medley by Mel Villena which consists of jazz-inspired tunes that feature brass instruments; and finally, a Filipino medley by Von de Guzman that showcases popular Pinoy Christmas tunes with a mix of cheerful and sentimental melodies.
Spectators in Makati will have an extra visual treat as the “Carol of Lights”, a 3D video mapping show made possible by Epson Philippines, with light projections designed by G.A. Fallarme and conceptualized with Henk-Gert Lenten, will be done for the first time. People will be right under where all the magic happens, as the images will be projected at the dome of Tower One and Exchange Plaza, which provides the perfect surface for a truly immersive show. This is inspired by church ceilings and stained glass windows from select Filipino and international churches, integrating whimsical elements and technology, providing a spectacular festival mood for the holidays.
This year’s exciting Gallery of Lights is done in collaboration with HSBC, SunLife, Globe Telecom, and Epson Philippines—a huge holiday treat that everyone can enjoy from 6PM-10PM every night from November 12 until January 12, 2020.
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