Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Giant Lantern Festival 2013

This is the first time I witnessed the celebration of the Giant Lantern Festival. The Giant Lantern Festival is being held at Robinsons Starmills in San Fernando Pampanga. We arrived at the mall at 4:00PM and we went to San Fernando Tourism Office to get our media pass that gives us the privilege to witness the Giant Lanterns performance at a closer view.

When I saw the gigantic size of the lanterns, I was very excited on how will it give me a very outstanding performance once the competition starts. The people who represented their corresponding Barangay were very busy preparing for their world class presentation.

Before the main event has started, they were performers who had their production numbers as it added the excitement and meaning to Christmas and of course to the celebration of the Giant Lantern Festival.

The Lanterns is composed of approximately 3500 to 11900 bulbs each. and it performs with the music. The large steel barrels called rotors substituted the hand-controlled switches to manipulate the lights that gives a different and awesome exhibitions that make the viewers feel more the essence of Christmas.

There were 10 Barangays who participated the event namely: San Jose, Calulut,San Pedro, Del Pilar, San Juan Nepomuceno, Sta. Lucia, Del Carmen, Telabastagan, San Nicolas and Dolores.

Some of the Giant Lanterns I've gotten in action with their vibrant color of lights that showcased their one of a kind performances were:

and if you missed the opening ceremony as well as the world class performance of the Giant Lanterns, here are the schedules of the 2013 Giant Lantern Festival and 
 Admission for Nightly Giant Lantern Exhibitions is FREE!

• Dec 15 to 21, 2013 · 7 PM · Robinsons Starmills, CSFP
• Dec 25, 2013 to Jan 3, 2014 · 7 PM · Robinsons Starmills, CSFP
• Dec 22, 2013 · 7 PM · Telabastagan, CSFP
• Dec 23, 2013 · 7 PM · Greenfields, Sindalan, CSFP
• Dec 24, 2013 · 11 PM · City Proper, CSFP
• Dec 27, 2013 · Nepo Center, Angeles City
• Dec 28 to 29, 2013 · Marquee Mall, Angeles City

... and the best time to take photos and videos is during these exhibitions!

Congratulations to Telabastagan as the Champion, Del Carmen for getting the 1st Runner-up and Sta. Lucia for getting the 2nd Runner-up. And as well as to the other Barangays who gave their best in their performances.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!


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