Friday, November 16, 2012

Araneta Center Lights up the "Belen" for 2012

Yesterday was an awesome day for a fabulous mom like me! Truly Christmas is in the air as there's a lot of ceremonial lighting events happening in the Metro.

One of the anticipated lighting events I've been waiting this year is the yearly "Belen Lighting" ceremony held last night at The Farmers Market near Quadrant C.

I am so honored not only because I was one of the invited bloggers but because I'm a PROUD resident of the 3rd District of Quezon City where this annual "Belen Lighting' happens every year.

It has been 20 years since the first "Belen Lighting" event for the Araneta Center. Araneta Center was one of the "Prime" shopping destinations in the 80's. The "Belen" is a traditional Filipino Christmas icon that depicts the birth of Jesus Christ. This life-size depiction of the Nativity at The Farmer's Market , serves as a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas and has become a yearly attraction her at Araneta Center.

The Belen Lighting was well-attended by Araneta Center's loyal shoppers and representatives from the surrounding district (District 3) like 3rd district Councilor Pinggoy Lagumbay, 3rd District Congressman Jorge "Bolet" Banal , Quezon City Vice-Mayor Josefina "Joy" Belmonte and Araneta COO Noel Soliven.

Beyond the lighting ceremony, anticipate more activities happening at the Araneta Center this Christmas Season like holiday sights, sounds, treats and activities lined-up for the whole family starting November till January 2013.

Wait there's more, for all the loyal shoppers, if you haven't completed your Christmas decors yet, do check out the Parolan Bazaar, where you can get your showcase of brightly-lit electric capiz floats and mouth-watering treats at the Christmas Food Fair to fill the hungry tummies!

And also get ready to be serenaded by the different chorale groups as they sing your favorite Christmas Carols every weekend from November 17- December 23 during the Choral Competition.

For easy reading, the list below are some of the upcoming events happening at The SMART ARANETA COLISEUM, so be sure to book your tickets as early as NOW!

  • Catch Sir Elton John and Sting as they stage back-to-back concerts on December 8, 2012
  • See your favorite Disney Princesses Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Aurora, Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Tiana and their equally handsome princes in Disney on Ice.
Just log on to or call (02) 911-55555 for tickets. For more updates about The Araneta Center like them on Facebook.

More photos of this event here ...

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