BAGUIO CITY – Residents and visitors alike will be given a new treat by the management of the Baguio Country Club (BCC) with the new attraction in its annual Christmas village which will now focus on Santa’s garden with lights.
BCC’s Christmas village will run from November 9, 2018 to January 6, 2018 which will serve as an added attraction for residents and visitors wanting to look for new attractions in the different parts of the city during the Yuletide season.
Last year, the motif of BCC’s Christmas village was the Galaxy of Lights that provided added attractions in the area during the duration of its operation.
BCC customer service manager Andrew Pinero disclosed that Santa’s garden will be filled with some 5,000 fresh flowers interspersed with some 10,000 artificial flowers that will provide the fresh atmosphere for people to freely roam around the area while enjoying the quality lighting provided by the lights that will be up in various corners of the Christmas village.
Among the other attractions in the village include the re-enactment of the scene of Nativity, the nightly entertainment that will be provided by selected artists, the artificial snow show and the state-of-the-art lightings that will spice up the festive mood while people are enjoying roaming around Santa’s garden.
“The BCC Christmas village was able to gain its identity as a must-see attraction in the city during the Yuletide season that is why we continue to do our best to innovate our motif every year so that people will be enticed to drop by and spend time with their love ones while enjoying our city’s cool weather,” Pinero stressed.
The BCC Christmas village will be open from 2 pm to 10 pm on week days and from 2 pm to 11 pm on weekends and holidays to cater to the increasing number of people patronizing BCC’s annual presentations to the residents and visitors alike.
The BCC official underscored that most of the materials used in the Christmas village will come from recyclable materials as part of the exclusive club’s contribution to the efforts of the concerned government agencies and the local government to significantly reduce the volume of waste being generated in the city daily.
He added that entrance fees to the Christmas village will remain at P120 for adults, P50 for children 4 to 12 years old while children aged 3 years old and below and persons with disabilities will be free to enter the village.
According to him, BCC management decided to use a mixture of fresh and artificial flowers in Santa’s garden because of the difficulty of maintaining the freshness of the flowers for the duration of the public presentation of the Christmas village which has been one of the most frequented destinations in the city during the Yuletide season.
Pinero said that BCC management remains open to whatever suggestions and recommendations that will be made by the public on how to continuously improve the annual presentation and offerings of the Christmas village so that it will continue to be one of the major must-see attractions in the city during the Christmas and New Year break considering that people flock to the city during the said times to spend a well deserved vacation due to the prevailing cool climate. By HENT