Baguio City is one of the most travelled tourist destinations in the country. One of the many reasons is the inviting, cold weather it has.
And many are even more interested going up the City of Pines during December. Why? Here are a few reasons.
Aside from the city’s biggest festival yearly, the Panagbenga Festival, one of the most awaited parades held annually along the Session Road, that is the Lantern Festival in Baguio City, which is also a signal of the start of Christmas in the city.
During the three-day stay in Azalea Residences, I had the chance to witness the parade. And boy oh boy, it was a delight, since students and staff of St. Louis University, Baguio City are showing off their version of lanterns on the street.
It was like getting a glimpse of a great Christmas in Baguio City.
From ethnic to modern, from imaginary to natural creatures – all the creative things they could imagine. The parade started late in the afternoon, after a fireworks display, to formally welcome the Christmas in Baguio City.
The Lantern Parade is waited and watched yearly by locals and tourists. That’s what I love about this experience. With all the beautifully-lit lanterns, large Christmas tree, merry people, cold weather and the smell of pines, it feels like spending Christmas abroad in a Western country.
So whether it is this year, or the other next years, Baguio is nice place to go out during the holidays with family, friends and loved ones.
More photos of the parade below, and video coming soon!
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