PAMPANGA is known as the Christmas Capital of the Philippines, the birthplace of the giant lanterns that light up the holiday skies. The largest incarnations of the parol, these dazzling handcrafted Christmas lanterns symbolize the Star of Bethlehem.
Each lantern stands about 20 feet and features more than 5,000 lights. They are a sight of beholding as with each parol displaying a kaleidoscope of light, music, and color.
Now on its fourth year, SM City Pampanga’s Biggest Lantern of Hope brings light and music to the Christmas Capital of the Philippines. The Pampanga Eye, the biggest and tallest Ferris wheel in the Philippines is set to light up this holiday season through a pyro-musical show as it brightens the sky in a grand magical firework display, colorful dancing lights synced with the all-time favorite Christmas carols. At the same time, it will showcase video images to cap off SM’s 60th Anniversary celebrations.
With this, the 65 meter (or 213 feet) tall Ferris wheel sparkles with 12,232 dancing led lights as well as on-ground and aerial fireworks. And on December 1, park guests can enjoy a spectacular 10-minute pyrotechnics musical show that will take place at The Amphitheatre starting at 6:30 in the evening.
The Sky Ranch at SM City Pampanga is the first amusement park in North Luzon which brings great family fun with exhilarating rides, and exciting games where park guests can bring home stuffed toys and other prizes. The park is open to the public from 12NN to 12 Midnight on weekends and 3 PM and 12 Midnight on weekdays.
The Biggest Lantern of Hope is one of the many exciting holiday attractions of SM City Pampanga. (PR)