Laoag Lantern Parade kicks off Christmas festivities

Laoag Lantern Parade 2014

The lighted Laoag sign was “transported” to the Tobacco Monopoly Monument for the annual Lantern Parade.

Laoag Lantern Parade 2014

Getting the first whiff of Christmas, promenaders and selfie addicts gathered at the Aurora Park to appreciate the artistry and colorful harmony that radiate from the barangays. Icons in the city such as the Laoag Bell Tower, the calesa, and the symbolic sun were made focal point in the show of parols. Lanterns were noticeably made of recycled and indigenous materials.

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This year, the Laoag City Hall giant Christmas tree is covered in snowy white leaves and adorned in silvery trimmings.

Dec 8 update: Here’s a photo of the lighted Laoag Christmas tree in changing colors.

The Laoag Christmas Tree 2014
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