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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
DAVAO

A village of colors

CHRISTMAS has become livelier in Davao City with the opening of the Christmas Village at the Prayer Mountain compound of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ in Tamayong, Calinan District, Davao City.

On December 14, the Christmas Village had its grand opening with guests of all ages. In recent years, the place has slowly established itself to be a prime attraction for the holiday season.

The distance going there is worth it once you get to experience what it has to offer.

Eleanor Cardona, ACQ College of Ministries administrator, said during the grand opening that the Prayer Mountain is a very significant place for Kingdom of Jesus Christ executive pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy. Hence, they opted to open its doors to the public.

The Christmas village offers three fully-lighted European-styled mansions glowing in blue, pink, and green. There are also guest houses, a coffee shop, a restaurant, and a giant Christmas tree towering at 87 feet.

“Enjoy the tour, feel the love because Christmas is all about the love of our Father for each and every one of us because that is the first advent that he gave and this is the love of our beloved pastor to all of us. May you feel the love of the Almighty Father, the sights, the sound and the feeling of the true meaning of Christmas which is love and sharing,” Cardona said.

Prior to the lighting, everyone was filled with excitement the moment the countdown began and even became more ecstatic when the whole village glowed in alternating colors of neon pink, orange, yellow, green, and blue.

There is also a food village and places for the kids where they can enjoy and play.

Although they have been operating since November 25, they finally opened the whole garden part to the public.

Families, friends, and even couples were all smiles while marveling at the colorful village, taking pictures and appreciating its panoramic view while feeling the cold air.

Visitors are advised to bring sweaters and coats because of the cool temperature.

One of the highlights of the tour is the spectacular 3D mapping of Archlight Productions which showcased breathtaking displays.

There was also a grand parade of fairy tale characters, a variety of Western cuisine and deserts, live music, and many more.

Every corner was also a perfect spot for picture taking as it was all adorned with sparkling Christmas lights and other colorful decorations.

The Christmas Village at the Prayer Mountain was conceptualized for the benefit of the different programs and projects of the Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. (CJFI), a registered non-profit institution founded by Pastor Quiboloy.

Christmas Village is open to the public until January 15. Tickets for adults are priced at P350 while those for children from 6 to 12 years old cost P150.

Senior citizens may avail of a 20-percent discount if with senior citizen ID while kids 5 years old and below and adults aged 65 years old up are free.

Book your tickets at https://christmasvillage.theprayermountain.com.


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