2018 Christmas in Baguio activities

–Month-long Christmas in Baguio activities continue after the successful launching at the people’s park last Saturday evening.

A mardi gras children’s parade in the morning and spectacular lantern parade in the evening went through the main thoroughfares; after which Congressman Mark Go and Mayor Mauricio Domogan gave their Christmas messages.

Fireworks lighted up the sky before and after the program.

For this weekend, the quest for the Lucky Christmas Family and Lucky Foreign Visitor happen. Said search is an annual advocacy of the National Correspondents Club of Baguio (NCCB) headed by veteran newsman Nars Padilla.

Today, Dec. 9, 9AM at Malcolm Square, the Silahis ng Pasko Baguio City National High School Dancing and Singing Christmas Tree performs, followed by the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) band concert at 2PM.

A harana is performed at the Abanao square, with the David Harmonic Orchestra, Inc, Joy Foundation, and Rondalla group, from 4 to 6PM, Dec. 14 to 16, and Dec. 21 to 23.

For health buffs, a Camp John Hay Christmas sunset run is set on Dec. 15 with gunstart at 2PM.

On the same day, a Special Day for Special People is scheduled through the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) with contests in amateur singing, instrumentals, chess, tournament for the sightless and special athletes. A childrens’ palaro for the blind, mentally challenged, hearing, speech and orthopedically impaired is conducted starting at 8:30AM at Malcolm square.

On Dec. 15 to 23 the 9-night Aguinaldo mass happens at the Abanao square rooftop from 6:30 to 7:30pm, while at the Lady of Atonement Cathedral, the Simbang gabi starts Dec.16 up to 24.

The Abanao square rooftop goes busy with a medical, dental and optical mission on Dec. 17, 9 AM to 5 PM in coordination with Medikalinga, and the Jaime V. Ongpin Foundation, Inc., after which the venue is open for a Christmas decoration competition.

On Dec. 17 and 18, the Baguio City National High School special program in the arts presents “Pamaskong Handog ng Sining” at their auditorium.

Abanao Square “Kids Journey to the North Pole Christmas Party will be at the roof deck from 1 to 4PM, Dec. 20, 2018.

Oon Dec. 25, members of the selection committee goes around the hospitals for the Lucky Baguio Christmas Baby Ques

A Silahis ng Pasko holy mass is celebrated at Malcolm Square, 4 PM on Dec. 27.

Concerts and other merry making activities happen in various venues, with the Baguio Balikbayan and car sportsmen day on Dec. 29 , 9AM at Sunshine Park

On New Year’s Day, the quest for the Lucky New Year Baby is conducted by NCCB. - juliegfianza