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Taguig’s Venice Grand Canal unveils floating Christmas tree

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 15 2019 03:37 AM

Along with cooler weather and bibingka stalls popping up left and right, Christmas attractions begin appearing this time of the year to welcome the Holidays.

Not to be outdone, Venice Grand Canal held its own Christmas tree lighting on Thursday.

Unlike other giant Christmas trees, the one in Taguig floated along a man-made canal as visitors were serenaded by a full band orchestra playing classic Christmas songs.

The 40-foot, Venetian-inspired tree is decorated with more than 3,000 ornaments, including staples such as giant Christmas balls, flowers, and gift boxes. To stick with the mall’s theme, giant Venetian masks were added as embellishments.

Here are some scenes from the event.

Ballerinas perform, as Venice Grand Canal mall in Taguig City officially kicks off its holiday season on Thursday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Mall goers and visitors use their mobile phones to take videos of the performances. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Fireworks complement the 40-foot Christmas tree floating along the man-made canal. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Ballerinas pass by the giant Christmas tree after their performance. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Actors in Santa Claus costumes pose for pictures with visitors to add to the festive mood. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

An actor in a Santa Claus costume waits for his cue, as Venice Grand Canal mall in Taguig City officially kicks off its holiday season on Thursday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

People have their pictures taken with an actor in a Santa Claus costume. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

A couple looks at the giant Christmas tree. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

The 40-foot Christmas tree floats along the Venice Grand Canal. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Mall goers have their pictures taken after the Christmas tree is lit. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News