There is no doubt that the Philippines has the longest Christmas holiday season in the world and the Filipinos, even those who live abroad, are known to celebrate the season with great anticipation and wondrous merriment, and the City of Davao, along with its great people, is no different.

dscf3955For the entire month of December, the city beats with exciting and cheerful Christmas events known as Pasko Fiesta sa Davao. This yuletide merriment is part of the official annual event celebrated in the whole City of Davao.

dscf3894Pasko Fiesta has become the city’s tradition of celebrating the wonders and magic of Christmas. It also serves as year-ender celebration and thanksgiving for the bountiful blessings that the City and its people enjoy throughout the year – and that include the unity and camaraderie that people of Davao enjoy.

pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-20164 pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-20165 pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-20166 pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-20167 pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-20168This Yuletide Festival has also become a way of showcasing Dabawenyos ingenuity and creativity. It is during this season that the city is filled with colorful decorative lightings adorned all over in the city – from street posts and center islands to public parks and government buildings. Everywhere, you can feel the spirit of Christmas.

pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-201612 pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-201613 pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-201614 pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-201621The most anticipated event during Pasko Fiesta sa Davao is opening ceremony that highlights the traditional lighting of the Giant Christmas Tree at the Rizal Park and the City of Hall of Davao. This annual event draws spectators to witness and take a first glance of the glittering and shimmering showcase of Christmas lights that added more festive spirit in the area.

pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-201625 pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-201626 pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-201627Year after year, the historical City Hall of Davao becomes a Christmas Symbol and a Holiday Landmark as locals and tourists flock in front of the city’s heritage building to see and take photos glowing structure. It becomes a fitting venue that provide Dabawenyos the opportunity to commune together to celebrate the yuletide season and share its message of love and peace. It is a perfect spot where families can come and bond together during yuletide season.

pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-201628 pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-201629 pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-201630A wide range of activities for both locals and tourist are also available throughout the entire celebration of Pasko Fiesta sa Davao. Among the most anticipated activities is the Parade of Lighted Christmas Lanterns where a variety of well-decorated holiday symbols and lanterns are on display.

pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-20162 pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-201617 pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-201618 pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-201620 pasko-fiesta-sa-davao-201624Pasko Fiesta sa Davao 2016 runs from December 2, 2016 to January 2, 2017. So, when you’re in Davao City during this season, visit the City Hall of Davao and get yourself that one wonderful selfie at the city’s Holiday Landmark. Christmas in Davao City is Pasko Fiesta!!!pasko-fiesta-davao-2016