Regardless of the current conditions, Christmas remains the most anticipated season among Filipinos. It is the time to celebrate life, relationships, and blessings through gatherings and lively events. This year, the same spirit of the holidays continues to live—but a new kind of celebration awaits.
To celebrate the season while ensuring safety, Ayala Land brings joy to families through the country’s first-ever interactive digital lights and sound show, a virtual execution of the annual Christmas event at Ayala Triangle Gardens.
“The annual lights and sound show has been a family favorite for years. It’s one of the most-awaited Christmas events that brings happiness to people,” shares Mel Ignacio, Head of Makati Estate, Ayala Land. “For this reason, Ayala Land and Make It Makati decided to continue the annual tradition by bringing the show through digital channels. We want the event to spark hope among Filipinos—hope that will help them remember that brighter days lie ahead for all of us.”
This year’s virtual digital lights and sound show was conceptualized in collaboration with Globe Studios. Production was led by filmmaker and director Quark Henares. Together with his team, he recreated the Christmas lights show at Ayala Triangle Gardens and turned it into a 360-degree animated video.
An exciting orchestration of laser lights, string lights, meteor lights, holograms, and helix lights dancing to Reese Lansangan’s rendition of traditional songs like Oh Holy Night and Jingle Bells are bound to uplift and put anyone into the Christmas mood.
“For all the people who will listen to the music and enjoy the show, I hope they are taken to a magical journey of emotions,” shared Lansangan. “No matter where they are, I want them to feel the rush, the excitement, the flurry of knowing that this special day that we wait for every single year is coming.”
Aside from the 360-degree video, various light show-themed Instagram filters will also be available. People are also invited to join the Finders Keepers contest that will happen every week in December. They can win a prize by simply spotting a hidden element in the virtual light show.
The first ever digital lights and sound show is made possible in collaboration with Coca Cola and Globe; along with event partners, Grab and Shopee.
Watch the “Festival of Lights 2020, Lights and Sound Show Virtual Edition” show on Facebook.