Special Christmas events slated in Baguio City

>> Thursday, December 15, 2016

By Gaby Keith

BAGUIO CITY – More activities are set to be held in this summer capital for the yuletide season.
Today (Dec. 11) the dancing and singing Christmas Tree will be shown by Baguio City National High School starting 2 am at Malcolm Square hosted by the Baguio-Benguet Market Plaza Multi-Purpose Cooperative and the SLU-SVP Housing Cooperative.
A Special Day for Special People program is set Dec. 17 at 6:30 am with a wheelathon for the orthopedically impaired and walkathon for the visually impaired at South Drive and chess tournament for the blind at Malcolm Square.
 At 8:30 am is the Children’s palaro participated by handicapped youngsters at Malcolm Square.
 The Quest for the Baguio Lucky Foreign Visitors was conducted from Dec. 9 to end on the 12th  in partnership with the Department of Tourism-CAR and offices of the La Trinidad Mayor and Benguet Governor.
On Dec. 25 is the Quest for the Baguio Lucky Christmas Baby hosted by the CSWDO, the Office for Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) and Baguio balikbayans. Padilla, in a Santa Claus costume, will also walk the city’s roads on this day.
The Baguio Lucky Balikbayan and CAR Sportsmen Day is on December 30 starting 9 am with a welcome reception, presentation of tokens and conduct of a “Pinikpikan” food festival at Sunshine Park.
On Jan. 1, 2017 is the Quest for the Lucky New Year Baby hosted by the CSWDO, OSCA and Baguio Elderly Assembly.
The Silahis ng Pasko 2016 ends with the 29th Annual Kafagway Sports Award Program starting 9 am at Malcolm Square with the presentation of Achievement and Proficiency Awards to the year’s outstanding athletes, sportsmen and supporters of sports development in Baguio and Cordillera.
Other activities included the BAHAG airsoft tournament last Dec. 3 and 4 at Melvin Jones football grounds; Baguio Volkswagen Week on December 5 to 11; PXC Laban MMA Baguio 5 at Baguio convention center on Dec. 10; Alaska Merry Crema’s at Juan Luna Drive on December 4; UP Pasiklaban and Torch Parade on Dec. 9;
Volkswagen club of the Philippines and Baguio Grand Volks Canao on December 10 and 11 at Lake Drive and Melvin Jones football grounds; Christmas Cantata at the University of Baguio gym on December 13 to 16; Misa de Gallo at Baguio convention center and other churches on 16 to 24; Gigmiksikan and Tugtog Tugatog on December 17 at Melvin Jones grandstand; and Generous Santa (biggest city-wide exchange gift) on December 18 at Malcolm Square.

A countdown to New Year 2017 will be conducted on December 31 with a grand fireworks display at Melvin Jones football grounds starting 12 midnight.


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