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CEBU, Philippines —  Through time, light has been a symbol of truth, goodness and hope. This holiday season, the metro’s leading malls and hotels take on the uplifting cadence with their Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies – evens that give a truthfully good and hopeful symbolism in these challenging times.

The Fuente Osmeña Circle’s “Tree of Hope”

December 1, 2020

Life-size angel decorations and a base inspired by the structure housing the Cross of Magellan are among the highlights of the 32-meter “Tree of Hope,” this year’s Christmas Tree at the Fuente Osmeña Circle.

Lit on December 1 in a ceremony led by Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, Cebu City Vice Mayor Mike Rama and M Lhuillier Financial Services president and CEO Michael Lhuillier, this year’s lighting marks its 23rd year as one of Cebu City’s highly anticipated annual holiday traditions.

December 1, 2020

A ‘parol’-inspired Christmas Tree stands as the centerpiece of the Cebu Provincial Capitol’s Christmas display this year at the capitol’s Heritage Park.

Lapu-Lapu City’s Christmas Tree

December 1, 2020

‘Parols’ made by the inmates of the city’s jail adorn Lapu-Lapu City’s Christmas Tree this year. The tree lighting ceremony was underscored by the city’s holiday theme “Pasko sa Lapu-Lapu, Puno sa Paglaum.”

Toledo City’s Christmas Displays

December 1, 2020

Toledo City had the formal light up ceremony of the city’s Christmas displays this year, on December 1. The display is part of the city’s “Pasko sa Toledo 2020” holiday highlights.

Soltana Nature Residences

December 5, 2020

Soltana Nature Residences, a resort-inspired master-planned community in Barangay Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City, developed by Taft Property Venture Development, lit its 10-meter tree last weekend. The tree is the centerpiece of a holiday display at the development’s commercial zone.