Christmas in Baguio activities heat up

BAGUIO CITY – With a few more days left before the entire Christendom celebrates the birth of its Savior, activities for this year’s Christmas in Baguio Celebration are reaching fever pitch.

On-going until December 24 is the traditional Filipino Yuletide practice of “Simbang Gabi” or Misa de Gallo at the city’s various churches and Baguio Convention Center that started December 16.

On December 25 is the Quest for the Baguio Lucky Christmas Baby hosted by the CSWDO, the Office for Senior Cit-izens Affairs (OSCA) and Baguio balikbayans. Padilla, in a Santa Claus costume, will also walk the city’s roads on this day.

The Baguio Lucky Balikbayan and CAR Sportsmen Day is on December 30 starting 9 am with a welcome reception, presenta-tion of tokens and conduct of a “Pinikpikan” food festival at Sunshine Park.

A fireworks display at Melvin Jones, Burnham Park on December 31, starting midnight, will usher in the Countdown to New Year 2017.

On January 1, 2017 is the Quest for the Lucky New Year Baby hosted by the CSWDO, OSCA and Baguio Elderly Assembly.

The Silahis ng Pasko 2016 ends with the 29th Annual Kafag-way Sports Award Program on January 20, 2017 starting 9 am at Malcolm Square with the presentation of Achievement and Profi-ciency Awards to the year’s outstanding athletes, sportsmen and supporters of sports development in Baguio and Cordille-ra./Gaby Keith#


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