Ayala Avenue’s Christmas street lights are inspired from Philippine weaves

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For Christmas 2017, the streets of Ayala Avenue, Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas are dazzling the premiere financial and commercial district with lighting fixtures inspired from traditional Philippine weaves. Photo sourced from Make it Makati's Facebook page.

Makati City—Iconic local weaves are shining bright at select streets in Makati City.

To celebrate the Christmas season, leaders of Ayala Land Corporation (ALC) and Makati City recently led the street lighting ceremony that showed off glittering installations inspired from Philippine heritage weaves from various regions: Inabel and burdado from Luzon, banig tikog from Visayas, T’Boli, Ukil and Yakan weaves from Mindanao.

Ayala Land Corporation leaders and Makati City representatives light up the streets of Makati CIty for the Christmas season. From left are Ishmael G. Cruz, Board of Governers of MaCEA; Patricia Zobel de Ayala; Jaime Zobel De Ayala, Chairman Emeritus of Ayala Corp; Vice Mayor Monique Lagdameo; Ms. Jhie Greenwood, Trade Marketing Manager, Firefly Lighting;
Meean Dy, Group Head, Strategic Landbank Management; Bobby Dy, President and CEO of Ayala Land Inc. Photo courtesy of Make It Makati.

The whole stretch of Ayala Avenue, Paseo de Roxas, and Makati Avenue are now adorned with festive lights that are also energy efficient and courtesy of Firefly Lighting Corporation.

Giant Filipino Christmas lanterns or ‘parol’ bring in some cheery holiday spirit for motorists and commuters caught in the midst of heavy traffic in Makati City. Photo courtesy of Make It Makati.

Makati City’s Christmas lighting ceremony and its much-anticipated unique presentations have become a tradition as well as a major attraction during this season.

Shiella Aguilar, Ayala Land Project Development Head for Makati, said in a press statement: “Christmas is the highlight of the year for Filipinos, and we always want to make it special for everyone. By mounting an exquisite Christmas display, and through the Festival of Lights, we provide venues for people to enjoy the spirit of the season.”

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Makati City’s festive holiday lights bring some cheer to motorists and commuters in the midst of the area’s rush hour. Photo courtesy of Make It Makati.