"Instead of spending thousands of pesos for a Christmas tree that gets junked after the Filipino Christmas season, the LGU opted to make its Christmas public presents more visual and interactive."

[VIGAN, ILOCOS SUR, PHILIPPINES] ► No giant Christmas tree this year. For the past years, a giant Christmas tree has always been lighted to welcome the Christmas season here in Vigan. This year, Vigan was brave enough to break the traditional. It offered something new.

[VIGAN] ► HELLO! WELCOME TO VIGAN!

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No Giant Christmas Tree

THE BRAINS BEHIND VIGAN'S CONCEPT FOR 2016 public Christmas displays and decorations ditched the traditional Christmas tree. Bigueños were waiting for the pasabog Christmas tree (as it has been a tradition the past years to unveil a Christmas tree) but nothing stood up. There was even a grand program to unveil the ▼ GIANT CHRISTMAS TREE LAST YEAR (2015)

[VIGAN] ► Unveiling of Christmas Tree, an Annual Bigueño Tradition


TEASER ▬ Our Bigueño culture is so rich that it is not enough to express it in words—we need to express them in festivities and manifest it in our intangible good traditions for other people to understand.

with the presence of popular Filipino celebrities so many were expecting something sensational this 2016.

My hometown this year chose to do it simple yet meaningful. Instead of spending thousands of pesos for a Christmas tree that gets junked after the Filipino Christmas season, the LGU opted to make its Christmas public presents more visual and interactive.

[VIGAN] ► THE VIGAN CITY HALL FOR CHRISTMAS SEASON 2016

[VIGAN] ► THE VIGAN CITY HALL THIS YEAR HAS NO GIANT CHRISTMAS TREE.

[VIGAN] ► A BELEN DISPLAYED IN FRONT OF THE CITY HALL

[VIGAN] ► THE VIGAN CITY HALL IS MORE VISUAL AND INTERACTIVE THIS YEAR.

[VIGAN] ► THE FAÇADE OF THE CITY HALL SERVED AS A DIGITAL CANVASS.

[VIGAN] ► A COUNTDOWN DISPLAYED ON THE FAÇADE

[VIGAN] ► A COUNTDOWN DISPLAYED ON THE FAÇADE

[VIGAN] ► TOURISTS AT THE NEW7WONDER CITIY MARKER

Vigan City Hall Goes Digital and Interactive This 2016

THE CITY, I THINK, ADAPTED THE state-of-the-art digitally mastered audio-visual show during its declaration as a New7Wonder city wherein the façade of the Vigan Cathedral served as a giant screen. This time, the city hall's façade took the job.

Every night, Christmas-themed shows are played on the giant screen which is more interactive and entertaining compared to the traditional giant Christmas tree that's good for only one season.

[VIGAN] ► NINE (9) MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOW

[VIGAN] ► TOURISTS HAD THEIR PHOTOS TAKEN AT THE NEW7WONDER CITY MARKER.


To my Ilocano and Bigueño readers, what do you think of this trend initiated by the Vigan LGU? Would you still prefer the traditional Christmas tree? Or it's time to break the norm and offer something new yet meaningful? Let me hear your thoughts! | end |

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SUMMARY: HOW VIGAN DRESSED HERSELF THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON 2016?

[VIGAN] ► How Vigan Dressed Herself This Christmas Season 2016?


TEASER ▬ 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.






06 DECEMBER 2016: VIGAN CITY HALL
VIGAN, ILOCOS SUR PROVINCE, PHILIPPINES

VIGAN CITY HALL

[VIGAN] ► HELLO! WELCOME TO VIGAN!


► FOOTNOTES, DISCLAIMERS, ACKNOWLEDGMENT, ETC

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[2] All 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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