Giant jars are the main highlights of this year's Christmas decorations in Vigan. Huge well-lighted jar-shaped displays were placed in key landmarks and structures in the city.
VIGAN CHRISTMAS 2016

[VIGAN, ILOCOS SUR PROVINCE, ILOCOS REGION, LUZON ISLAND, PHILIPPINES] ► Year 2016 is about to end and before me and my blog bid goodbye to 2016, I would like to write a general summary of what have transpired this Christmas 2016 season in Vigan. I obliged myself to write this because there is only one 2016. I basically write articles like this for me to look back in the future while contributing to the written history of Vigan using words and photos.

The Giant Jar Concept
GIANT JARS ARE THE MAIN HIGHLIGHTS OF this year's Christmas decorations in Vigan. Huge well-lighted jar-shaped displays were placed in key landmarks and structures in the city. Vigan has an age-old tradition of jar-making. Those huge jar decorations represent the jar-making industry of Vigan.

These jars were placed in front of the city hall, at the Vigan City Convention Center, Vigan Public Market, Simbaan-a-Bassit, Plaza Burgos and Vigan (Saint Paul) Metropolitan Cathedral.

VIGAN CHRISTMAS 2016
VIGAN CHRISTMAS 2016
VIGAN CHRISTMAS 2016
VIGAN CHRISTMAS 2016

No Christmas Tree in Front of the City Hall
TRADITIONALLY, FOR THE PAST YEARS, A GIANT Christmas tree is usually placed in front of the Vigan City Hall. This year, the city hall opted to highlight the digital Christmas show projected on its façade, hence, making its Christmas public presents more entertaining and interactive.

It's a new innovation. The City Hall offered something unconventional.

VIGAN CHRISTMAS 2016
The Giant Christmas Tree was Transferred to Plaza Burgos
TO GIANT CHRISTMAS TREE FANATIC RESIDENTS OF Vigan, don't feel sad 'cause the giant Christmas tree we have always anticipated just transferred to Plaza Burgos. Sometimes, it's also good to make some changes and I think its new location made it more pretty and mighty. Unlike the previous giant Christmas trees placed in front of the City Hall, this Christmas tree in Plaza Burgos has no obstruction 360 degrees. I think the new location is equally gorgeous.

VIGAN CHRISTMAS 2016
The Ilocos Sur Capitol
THE ILOCOS SUR CAPITOL DIDN'T TOTALLY DITCH the traditional Christmas tree. However, what they highlighted this year are its toy factory-inspired Christmas decorations which I think became a big hit among the locals.

The toy factory platform became a favorite place to take photos for both tourists and locals. At night, the two mabolo trees in front of the Capitol are shining bright like a diamond.

VIGAN CHRISTMAS 2016

ANOTHER INNOVATION WAS INTRODUCED BY THE VIGAN LGU this year—this is the Christmas night market 2016. If I'm not mistaken, this is the first time Vigan had a Christmas night market.

Commodities are usually sold inside the Vigan Public Market utilizing its central alley prior to and during Christmas day. The Vigan Christmas shopping frenzy was the same this year. The night market addition was a great idea. The Vigan Public Market segment of Jose Singson Street was utilized for the Christmas night market. Food stalls lined the street. However, one thing dominated the expanse of this night market. Guess what? The ukay-ukay!

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Ending Thoughts
MY HOMETOWN VIGAN CONTINUES TO EVOLVE. AS a blogger based and making a living here, my blogging role has changed from being just a hobby to a necessity. No one is compelling me to write stories about Vigan but every time I receive a private message or an email asking me various question about Vigan, I know my role as a Bigueño blogger has changed.

For this Christmas season 2016, I made this summary post to inform all the Bigueños all over the world what their hometown Vigan has done. As I've mentioned above, it's my honor to contribute to Vigan's written history on my own little way. | end |

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► FOOTNOTES, DISCLAIMERS, ACKNOWLEDGMENT, ETC 

[1] This post was filed under the category "Special Features." There is a section below where you can see other related posts from this category.

[2] The maps I used on this post are from maps.google.com.ph.

[3] All photos are mine.

[4] The insights, condition and name of places or properties I mentioned here are based on the facts and situation on the day of my visit. Take note that you may have a different experience when you try or see the properties or places mentioned here. Names of places and properties may also change by time so it's not my responsibility to update all the information on this blog because once published, I already consider it an archive and I won't update my narratives because I want them to become my references of what have happened in the past. I'm very particular of the dates because I want my amazing readers to understand that I am writing stories based on my perspective and insights on the day of my visit. You can see dates almost everywhere on this blog. Exempted from this rule are my travel guide posts that need to be updated.

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EDMAR GUQUIB

Born and Raised in Vigan, Philippines. Hardcore Ilocano. Genuine Bigueño. Sucker of Long Land Trips. Loves the Highlands. Professional Nurse on Weekdays. Coffee Addict. Travel Blogger in Between. For sponsorship, advertising, event invites and collaborations email me at edmaration@gmail.com.

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