Saturday, November 27, 2010

Symphony of Parol: Light and Sound Christmas Display at the Ayala Triangle Gardens

The Ayala Triangle at night time taken during the show's finale.

My friend  Tita Galicinao and I went to an event yesterday. But after the event, both of us didn't want to go home yet. Since the event was held in Makati, we figured we could still roam around and see what's new in the metro. We heard so much about Ayala Triangle Gardens--behind the Ayala Tower One along Ayala Avenue. Tita and I had not been there yet, so we decided to go there. When we got there, only a few people were at the said park. But there were rows of restaurants where you can unwind and relax amidst the beauty of the park. You can choose from Banapple, Omakase, Golden Spoon Yogurt, Cara Mia Gelato, Wee Nam Kee and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. There's definitely a place to satisfy your cravings. Oh, and did I mentioned the garden has a free Wi-Fi from Globe? It is a delight to look at during the day as visual relief from all the district's tall buildings, but it is even more of a delight to visit in the evenings and on weekends.

People were amazed with all the dazzling lights.
  Anyway, there's a light and sound show every night that starts at 6PM. We were amazed by the dazzling lights that was scattered within the area--some were on the trees, some are even on the grounds hidden within the grass. There was a medley of Christmas music playing on speakers and the lights seemed to dance to the beat of the music. It truly was a spectacular show that lasted for about twenty minutes.

Kyle with the Ayala Triangle Garden's Nativity belen.

Even Kyle who didn't liked to go to the Ayala Triangle Gardens at first enjoyed the show when he saw the lights twinkling brightly in different colors. He even danced to the Christmas music. However, if you'll be going there with kids in tow, I suggest you bring him a jacket and perhaps a hat because it does get cold during the night's show. You may even bring his bike so he can bike around while waiting for the show to start, with adult supervision, of course. The Ayala Triangle Gardens was built in the old Manila International airport, so there's a lot of history within its fences. Animals like dogs are allowed within the park area as well, just be responsible for them including their poops.

Kyle enjoyed the show despite the cold weather.

The Ayala Triangle Gardens is open to the public for free. The "Symphony of Parol" light and sound show will run until December 23, with special weekend shows on December 18 and 19. There will be public performances by choirs and a few personalities to serenade the guests.Designed by multi-awarded lighting designer Voltaire de Jesus and complemented by talented sound engineer Jethro Joaquin, the show uses the gardens' main plaza and huge acacia trees as the frame and setting for a multi-sensory, immersive experience.

It is a light spectacle highlighting color with musical score that is fun and contemporary, with a distinctive theatrical feel. The show is truly dramatic, a symphony of parols, kinetic lighting and festive music. I had blast myself photographing the event and the lights.  Don't forget to bring your cameras, as if I had to tell you that. Filipinos are known to be picture-taking addicts. We all love taking photos, capturing each moment everywhere we go, don't we? That's why the term, "kodakan" came into our language. Anyway, you may see this wonderfully made Christmas light and sound show only until December 23, so hurry and see the show soon.

The Symphony of Parol light and sound show will run until December 23. Every 30 minutes in the evening beginning at 6PM. With special weekend shows on Dec. 18 and 19.


Anonymous said...

Ang ganda naman nito, wonderful. I wish I could find time to also bring my kids there. Thank you for posting such info.

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