45 days to Christmas: Check out Ayala Triangle Gardens' festival of lights

Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 10 2017 04:02 PM | Updated as of Nov 10 2017 05:51 PM

Get those cameras ready to capture Ayala Triangle Gardens' dazzling display. 

Makati commuters and guests can once again witness an amazing show as the annual Festival of Lights at the Ayala Triangle Gardens brightens the Makati Business District for the holiday season.

The heavy rains brought by tropical storm Salome didn't dampen the spirits of excited spectators as they waited for the ceremonial lighting at the Ayala Triangle Gardens led by Ayala Corp. patriarch Don Jaime Zobel de Ayala, his wife Doña Patricia, and family.
 
The 30-minute show is choreographed by award-winning directors Voltaire De Jesus and Luther Gumia. Around 1.6 million LED lights were used to produce such colorful spectacle while promoting green energy. 

Three medleys with 3 distinct themes -- "Pinoy Fiesta" by Roy del Valle, "Traditional Christmas" by Von De Guzman, and "Techno" by Tris Sunguitan -- provide a cheery mood, pace and rhythm to the show.
 
The holiday spectacle extends beyond Ayala Triangle Gardens to Makati's major thoroughfares as Ayala Avenue, Paseo De Roxas, and Makati Avenue are designed with over a million Christmas lights inspired by native woven fabrics such as Isabel and Burdado of Luzon, Bang Tikog of Visayas, and T’Boli, skill and Yakan of Mindanao.
 
The Festival of Lights at the Ayala Triangle Gardens will run from November 9, 2017 to January 7, 2018 every 30 minutes from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Here's a look:

Ayala Corp. patriarch Don Jaime Zobel de Ayala, his wife Doña Patricia, and family lead the ceremonial lighting at the Ayala Triangle Garden on Thursday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The colorful spectacle features around 1.6 million LED lights. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Visitors watch the light show at the Ayala Triangle Garden amid heavy rains. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Visitors watch the light show at the Ayala Triangle Garden amid heavy rains. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Visitors watch the light show at the Ayala Triangle Garden amid heavy rains. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Visitors watch the light show at the Ayala Triangle Garden amid heavy rains. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Visitors watch the light show at the Ayala Triangle Garden amid heavy rains. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Visitors watch the light show at the Ayala Triangle Garden amid heavy rains. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Visitors watch the light show at the Ayala Triangle Garden amid heavy rains. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News