Never too early for Christmas


Posted at Sep 03 2019 12:28 AM

A common joke among Filipinos is that the country has the longest Christmas season, beginning as soon as the “ber” months start. 

A mall in Quezon City looks to capitalize on the Filipino’s love for the season as it unveiled today its giant 50-foot-tall Christmas tree to the public.

The tree is decorated with classic toy figures and kid-inspired decor that aims to highlight feelings of joy for children and nostalgia for adults.

A giant Christmas tree is lighted at a mall in Quezon City on Monday to signal the start of the holiday season in the Philippines. To Filipinos, the start of the "ber" months ushers in the season of preparing for the coming holiday season. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

The 50-foot-tall tree dwarfs a woman as she has her photo taken. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

People have their photo taken beside the giant Christmas tree as Filipinos begin to celebrate the Christmas season. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

The giant tree ushers in one of the longest Christmas seasons in the world and serves as an attraction to mall-goers. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

A woman gamely poses for a photo beside the Christmas tree. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

The tree backdrops a woman as it serves to kickstart the early Christmas season in the country. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

The tree, decorated with classic Christmas ornaments, stands tall for everyone to see. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

The giant Christmas tree, illuminated by bright lights, draws a crowd at the mall in Quezon City. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News