THERE's no better way to feel the spirit of Christmas but by carols sung by angelic voices and lighted Christmas lights and lanterns around. As different companies and establishments had already started lighting up the streets of Davao City at night through their Christmas decorations -- very much unique and colorful sometimes patterned after their company's style -- Christmas is indeed here.
Annually, Damosa Land lights their huge Christmas tree but this year, they decided to have it differently while still making sure that the Christmas spirit is felt by all the people present in the official lighting of the decorations.
On the last day of November, simultaneous to the first day of their Damosa Food Fest, a number of guests were invited and serenaded by the beautiful voices of P Squared chorale group. There was a huge arch of unlighted Christmas lights on the left side of the guests and a strangely dark parking space on their right. People assumed the surprises were there.
Present during that remarkable night were Damosa Land vice president Cary Lagdameo and committee chair on tourism and international relations Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre.
Lagdameo thanked everyone who came to witness the lighting of the Christmas decors in Damosa Land, a yearly event of the company.
Finally, a toast was offered by Alejandre appreciating the effort Damosa Land had put in providing Dabawenyos and the tourists a tourism destination at the northern part of the city which in a way helps ease the traffic congestion. He also said, aside from the Christmas decoration lighting up the parking area of Damosa that will lure in northerners, the Damosa Food Festival which featured about 40 food concessionaires also brought in a lot of people. The Damosa Food Festival was opened on November 29 until December 2.
After the toast, the smile of the guests were made even brighter when finally, the lights were turned on after the 3, 2, 1 mark. The colorful paper pieces from the party popper were flying around as the arch of Christmas light was turned on.
It served like a lighted tunnel towards some place more beautiful - the food festival area, because of course, who doesn't love food?
The strangely dark portion of the parking area, which was on the right side of the guests, is now filled with lights as the Christmas lights put up around the trees and hanging from the high branches were also lighted up.
Suddenly, the once dark parking area was filled with lights and before long, everyone started taking their selfies with the Christmas lights tunnel on the background.
As most people on social media are very fond of posting the places they have been to, it wouldn't be surprising if by next week, our newsfeed starts to have a lot of selfies of our Facebook friends in that Christmas light tunnel in Damosa. But it would be better to have your own selfie there too and to not just look at others' pictures, right?