The Philippines is touted to have the longest Yuletide celebration, with families putting up Christmas trees, lights, and all sorts of festive décor as early as the first ‘ber’ month. And now that the “most wonderful time of the year” is upon us, top-of-mind real estate provider Amaia Land is doing its part to make Christmas merry and bright by mounting a flurry of activities for its residents.
Dubbed as “Christmasaya sa Amaia,” the celebration will feature fun competitions like the “Star of Hope” and “A Carol for Christmas”—and the lighting up of Christmas Trees in select Amaia communities nationwide.
“Star of Hope” is a parol or lantern-making contest open to barangays. To promote resourcefulness, creativity, and a regard for the environment, all Star of Hope entries should be made of recycled materials.
Each participating barangay may submit only one Star of Hope entry. Registration of interested parties is ongoing until Dec. 1, with the first 15 entries qualifying for the final judging.
“A Carol for Christmas,” meanwhile, is a singing competition open to church choir members with the goal of creating original Christmas music or doing unique renditions of Christmas songs that are inspired by the theme, “Christmasaya.”
Registration for A Christmas Carol is ongoing until Dec. 1, with each church limited to fielding only one participating choir group.
To wrap up its Yuletide agenda, Amaia Land is likewise lighting up a 20-feet-tall, fully decorated Christmas tree at Amaia Steps Sucat and Amaia Scapes Iloilo.
According to Sixto Sengson of Amaia Land, ‘Christmasaya sa Amaia’ was conceptualized as a visual and auditory feast that would help foster a sense of camaraderie and community among Amaia homeowners and residents of neighboring barangays.
“By spreading holiday cheer,” Sengson said, “Filipino families will have a more meaningful celebration of this truly special season. And ‘Christmasaya sa Amaia’ wants to encourage everyone to do just that—to get together with family and friends, all in one thriving community.”