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Festival of Lights Is Back Live and On-Ground at Ayala Triangle Garden

The most anticipated family Christmas tradition is back LIVE and ON-GROUND at Ayala Triangle Gardens starting November 10

Ayala Land will once again make Christmas happen at the launch of the Festival of Lights 2022! After running virtual editions of the Festival of Lights to ensure safety during the pandemic, the most anticipated family Christmas tradition is back LIVE and ON-GROUND at Ayala Triangle Gardens starting November 10, Thursday, with never-before-seen features to usher a BIGGER and BRIGHTER celebration.

In partnership with Kroma and Acid House, Ayala Land begins the affair with a fun and quirky introduction to the actual Light Show. Aimed to build a celebratory vibe by creating excitement in light of the two-year pause, the intro video—following the idea of “The Christmas Lights Factory”—suggests that Santa and the elves are working hard to bring the Light Show back. Projected on the canopy façade, everyone gathered at Ayala Triangle Gardens will catch the elves as they prepare the Christmas lights machine to work. As soon as it does, the machine produces lights of various shapes, colors, and sizes. The elves, then, pick these up and transport each element from the screen to the trees surrounding ATG. It ends with Santa with a powerful switch that turns everything on, ready for the Light Show.

L – R) Cheng Kabigting, Head of Sales and Marketing of Kroma Entertainment; Ian Monsod, CEO of Kroma Entertainment; GA Fallarme, Festival of Lights 2022 technical director; Sueyen Austero, Festival of Lights 2022 lighting director; Ohm David, Festival of Lights 2022 show director; Misha Quimpo, Project Development Manager for Makati; Mel Ignacio, Senior Estate Head of Makati; Robert Lao, Senior Vice President and Group Head of Ayala Land Estates;  Bobby Dy, President and CEO of Ayala Land; Bea Zobel de Ayala, Jr.; Jaime Zobel de Ayala, Sr.; Beatriz Zobel de Ayala; Sofia Zobel Elizalde; Honorable Abby Binay, Mayor of Makati; Honorable Luis Campos, Congressman of Makati (Second District Representative); Honorable Monique Lagdameo, Vice Mayor of Makati; Chrissy Roa, Head of Marketing and Communications, Ayala Land Estates; Sharon Vital, Marketing Manager for Makati; Alex Jamisola, Senior Marketing Associate for Makati; Maestro Jeffrey Solares of the Manila Symphony Orchestra; Mikey Amistoso and Jazz Nicolas, Festival of Lights 2022 musical composers

Director Ohm David and Lighting Designer Sueyen Austero conceptualized this year’s grand presentation. As Christmas tunes play, visuals will be projected on the trees around ATG. It begins with moving constellations that slowly form colorful indigenous patterns to tell the story of creation. As the scene builds, the screen blacks out then reveals stars, halos, parols, and other festive icons, which then merge to form a kaleidoscope of images. Moving and turning, it will ultimately end with an explosion of colors.

Accompanying the light show are three holiday medleys. The first is an orchestral rendition headed by the Manila Symphony Orchestra, followed by an upbeat TikTok rendition by Tris Suguitan, Jazz Nicolas, and Mikey Amistoso. The show concludes with a soothing chorale rendition by Jazz Nicolas and Mikey Amistoso.

More to come


Ayala Land and Make It Makati are bringing back the kind of Christmas we all love and miss. With more upcoming events and festive displays, Makatizens can expect exciting reunions with loved ones this December and beyond.

Watch out! More to come are Ayala Land’s Christmas Market at Ayala Triangle Gardens on December 2 to 31 in partnership with the French Embassy; Simbang Gabi at Ayala Triangle Gardens on December 15 to 23 featuring a live performance by the Philippine Youth Symphonic Band on the opening night; and the Samsung Performing Arts Theater’s Christmas Extravaganza on December 20 to 22 featuring Simbang Gabi services and free-for-all concerts for any purchase receipt at Ayala Malls Circuit.

The Festival of Lights 2022 will run 6pm – 10 pm, one show every hour, daily, until January 8, 2023. The show, including the projection on the canopy facade of Ayala Triangle Gardens, runs around 20 minutes long all in all.

For more updates visit Ayala Land at and via social media on Facebook @officialayalaland and Instagram @ayalaland; as well as Make It Makati on Facebook and Instagram @makeitmakati. #MakeItMakati

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