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Spend your holiday season the most memorable way in Cebu City! Check out how!

Christmas is a big deal for Filipinos, the streets light up and Christmas songs fill the air. Families are busy putting up trees and decorating homes. And malls are overflowing with people searching for gifts for loved ones.

How are you going to celebrate your Christmas? Are you sticking to the traditional Filipino celebration at home, eating that delicious homemade noche buena meal? Or is your family going out to join the various merry festivities in the Queen City of the South?

Here are few suggestions to make your celebration merrier.

1. Enjoy the view of the giant Christmas tree in Fuente Circle.

Christmas tree in Fuente Circle

Over the years, the lighting of the biggest Christmas tree in the city signifies the start of the long month celebration for Christmas. The tree, called the Tree Of Hope was built by M Lhuillier, in honor for the city. For 16 straight years, the tree has lit up the Queen City of the South every Christmas giving a perfect reminder of the jolliest time of the year. The tree has now become a legacy in the city perking up the holiday spirit every year!

2. Ice skate at the 3rd largest shopping mall in the country.

ice skating

SM Seaside offers its shoppers a wide variety of restaurants, clothing lines, supermarket, cinemas, etc. The mall’s unique features are the cube, sky park, children’s playground, director’s club cinema and ice skating rink. Additionally, SM offers bus rides to and from the mall at designated areas.

3. The Symphony of Lights at Ayala Terraces

Symphony of Lights at Ayala Terraces

Ayala Mall’s Symphony of Lights is simply magnificent. The five minute lights and sounds show reveal the beauty of Christmas. The light show can be seen every night from 6pm to 10pm with a 30 minute interval until January 31st.

4. Pasko sa Sugbo


Have you passed by the Fuente Osmeña Circle yet? The yearly “Pasko sa Sugbo” features a lot of exciting Christmas events for everyone the whole month of December. Featuring a nightly cultural show that features local talents mostly from Cebu’s colleges and universities. A night for senior citizens has also been set.

Article from December 25, 2016