5 virtual events to celebrate the holiday season at home

Photos: Ayala Land and official Facebook pages of BTS and Time Square, New York City

Even though the pandemic is still here, it shouldn’t stop anyone from making the most of the holidays. Social distancing may have taken away huge family gatherings, but thanks to technology, we can still enjoy the holidays with them online.

For you to spend a merry Christmas and a happy New Year despite the pandemic, Speed rounded up five virtual events that you can celebrate with your family at home.

Ayala Land’s Festival of Lights

Do you miss walking around Ayala Triangle Gardens with the Christmas breeze? Relive special memories with your family this holiday season with Ayala Land’s Festival of Lights: Virtual Edition.

The 360-degree animation of lights is accompanied by Jose Mari Chan’s “A Wish on Christmas Night” and can be viewed whenever, wherever on Make it Makati’s official Facebook page.

Read more: Experience the magic of Christmas with Ayala Land’s virtual Festival of Lights 2020

Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines: WInter Handaan

Looking for a new way to celebrate the holidays? Don’t miss Winter Handaan brought to you by the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines. Learn more about delicious recipes and win prizes as you enjoy Korean winter specials and Filipino dishes with your family and friends.

Don’t forget to bring your food and drinks as you join their live mukbang and cooking sessions this November 24 at 3 PM on KCC’s Facebook Page!

BTS Permission to Dance on Stage in LA livestream

Get your outfits and light sticks ready because the highly-anticipated BTS ‘Permission to Dance in LA’ is here! The livestream allows ARMYs all over the world to watch their K-pop idols’ concert happening at on Nov. 27 and 28, and Dec. 1 and 2 at the So-Fi Stadium in California.

Buy your live streaming tickets on Weverse Shop before December 3, 12: 29 p.m. PHT. Tickets are only available for the show on that same day, which will start at 1:30 p.m.

Kickstart your holiday celebration at home with a virtual performance from RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook in 4K, HD Multiview, and HD single view.

Christmas with the Stars

Enjoy your favorite Filipino classics while giving back to the entertainment industry with Ortigas Malls’ Christmas with the Stars concert.

The virtual event, which is happening at 8 p.m. on December 11, will feature Ogie Alcasid and Ian Veneracion, along with some of the best OPM performers. Every purchase worth P1,000 from any establishment in Ortigas Malls entitles you to a free ticket to the concert, which will be held for the benefit of the Independent Production Workers Group, whose source of income has been disrupted by the pandemic.

Read more: Ortigas Malls promotes power of community with fundraising concert, night market, loyalty program

Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop 2022

Welcome 2022 with the longest-standing New Year’s tradition of all time. Watch the live stream of Time Square’s famed New Year’s Eve ball drop on December 31, 6 p.m. PT or January 1, 10:30 a.m. PHT.

Same as every year, the six-and-a-half-hour event will feature performances from many of the biggest American stars, which the organizers will be announcing on the event’s website in the coming days. The festivities will be capped off with the giant LED-lit ball sliding down from the 25th floor of One Time Square building. To enjoy the LIVE, visit TimesSquareNYC.org on New Year’s Day.


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