Festival of Lights virtual edition 2021 features old and new songs from Jose Mari Chan

There's also a contest for the best entries that uses the Festival of Lights AR filters


Similar to the Christmas display in 2020, Ayala Triangle Gardens’ annual Festival of Lights is virtual again this year. This time, however, Ayala Land and Make It Makati made sure to make the lights show bigger, better, and brighter.

Made in partnership with Globe Studios—led by Director Quark Henares and Acid House—and co-presented with Coca-Cola, Ayala Land’s Festival of Lights 2021 features two parts. Philippine music icon Jose Mari Chan collaborates and conducts a heartwarming medley composed of his iconic holiday songs for both installments. 

The first is a recreation of Makati’s Christmas lights and sounds show within the digital space through a 360-degree animation. Watch it below:

Part two, which is coming soon, is a 2D animation featuring Filipino Christmas traditions. Here’s a sneak peek of the second installment:

To make the light show accessible to more people, on-ground QR code displays and digital boxes are placed in areas of the Makati Central Business District and Circuit Makati such as underpasses, walkways, malls, and parks.

Big prizes for a bigger celebration

Along with the Festival of Lights: Virtual Edition 2021, augmented reality Instagram filters will also be launched for a complete digital Christmas celebration. Featuring the lights and sound show on the background, the filter transports social media users to the festive Ayala Triangle Gardens. 

AR filters

Making it more festive, Ayala Land is hosting a contest for the best entries that uses the Festival of Lights: Virtual Edition 2021 filters.

To join, contestants must post their entries on their Facebook page, Instagram Feed, and Instagram Stories with the official tags and hashtags: @makeitmakati @ayalaland #FestivalOfLightsVirtualEdition, #ChristmasInOurHearts, #MakeItMakati, and #AyalaLand from November 20, 2021 to January 9, 2022. 

One Grand Prize winner will receive the following:

  • 4D/3N all-expense paid trip to El Nido, Palawan for two, inclusive of airfare in partnership with AirSwift, free food, and RT-PCT testing

Runners-up will also receive any of these prizes:

  • Seda Hotels gift certificates for an overnight stay or a free dine-in dinner for two
  • roundtrip airfare tickets from Manila to Boracay

The Christmas spirit continues

There’s more in store this Yuletide season in Makati:

  • Makati Al Fresco Parklets at Rada Promenade, and the Makati Street Meet at Legaspi and Salcedo Villages – end of November
  • al fresco dining at the Riverside Sessions in Circuit Makati – happening daily starting November 20 
  • Sway to holiday tunes sung by live performers every Friday to Sunday from November to December in Circuit Makati and Makati CBD.
  • Starting December 15 – Jaime Velasquez Park and Legazpi Active Park will host Simbang Gabi Masses
  • December 25 – Ayala Land and Make It Makati are hosting an Online Christmas Concert with Jose Mari Chan and Manila Symphony Orchestra


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