A replica of Paris' Eiffel Tower and London's Big Ben. There's also a free train ride for kids.

Meralco Theater’s Christmas Village Is Absolutely Free

By now, your budget is probably depleting from all the Christmas shopping. If you’re too broke to spend on amusement parks, Christmas plays, and out-of-town holiday adventures, there are free Christmas lights shows around Metro Manila.

Topping my list this year is Meralco Theater’s Christmas Village in Pasig. They created miniature versions of global tourist attractions such as Paris’ Eiffel Tower, Sydney’s Opera House, and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Just walk around Liwanag Park and enter the interactive installments.

Not free: shopping from the bazaars, eating at the outdoor food stalls, and getting tickets to Meralco Theater’s plays. Have you been to this spot, dear readers? Share your blog posts or Instagram links in the comments section below.

A replica of Paris’ Eiffel Tower and London’s Big Ben. There’s also a free train ride for kids.

Liwanag Park also showcases some of the wonders of the world, such as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
The Belen (Nativity scene) is a traditional Filipino Christmas symbol.
You can walk through this Sydney Opera House installment.
“Maliwanag ang Pasko.” Translation from Tagalog: “Christmas is bright.”
A replica of New York’s Statue of Liberty
Inspired by San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge
Simbang Gabi is a Filipino Christmas tradition of hearing the dawn mass for 9 days straight until Christmas Eve.
Kate was here.
An artsy version of the Bahay Kubo, an indigenous stilt house

Meralco Theater’s Liwanag Park is located at Ortigas Avenue Corner Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines.

December 11, 2016