The iconic Araneta City giant christmas tree lights up today at Times Square Food Park on its 38th year. The centerpiece of the festivities will be adorned with 750 pieces of 9-foot pine garlands; diamond ornaments some as large as 30 inches; 250 cascading lights; sputnik and strobe lights; and over 1500 christmas balls in silver and gold, as well as teal in line with the new colors of the recently rebranded Araneta City.
This event underlines the Araneta Group’s commitment of giving and helping back those in need. The Araneta Group partnership with J. Amado Araneta Foundation will be pledging its support to UNICEF’s Alternative Learning System (ALS) for out of school youth.
Gracing the event is UNICEF National Goodwill Ambassador and Kapamilya Actress Anne Curtis; PBB Housemates Lou Yanong, Andrei Brouillette, Yamyam Gucong and Fumiya Sankai; MAYWARD member Edward Barbers; Idol Philippines champ Zephanie Dimaranan with semi-finalist Lucas Garcia and AC Bonifacio from Dance Kids.
Also present in the traditional lighting of christmas tree of Araneta Group is Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Gamados, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2019 Emma Tiglao and runners-up Aya Abesamis and Samantha Bernardo hosted by DJ Chacha and Fifth Solomon.