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Special holiday installations light up Capitol Commons and Ortigas East

/ 03:00 AM November 20, 2021

Christmas trees double as benches at Lights at the Park

It’s Christmas time in the city—and just about everywhere else. Wherever we look, there are twinkling lights and festive holiday trimmings that seem to give that glimmer of hope that Christmas is determined to be merrier this time around.

It has been a trying year and I know that I am not alone when I say that 2021 truly felt like an uphill climb. But the mere fact that we have gotten this far, it means that there is more to life than hardships and difficulties. And as it is the most wonderful time of the year, let’s take this moment to surround ourselves with people and things that make us happy.


Premier property developer Ortigas Land welcomes the holiday season through installations that aim to inspire hope as well as solidarity among us Filipinos. The joyous light displays were designed to stir communities to come together (safely, of course) to honor our resilience while bidding a brighter future.

Capitol Commons

Capitol Commons in Pasig City has always dedicated its open spaces for gatherings come the holiday season. This year, this mixed-use development on the corner of Meralco Avenue and Shaw Boulevard has adorned its grounds with something that is not only Instagram-worthy but functional as well.


“Lights at the Park” will showcase six Christmas tree installations adorned with bright lights to illuminate the park. Unlike your usual holiday tree, those at the Capitol Commons Park double as benches, providing seats for those who wish to comfortably enjoy the live music performed by local buskers.

Capitol Commons also brings us the “Holiday Market at the Park,” a weekend night market featuring different cuisines that are sure to delight the taste buds of park-goers. The night market happens every Friday to Sunday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. It will run until Jan. 9, 2022.

In nearby Ortigas East is a pop-up display of lights that gives a feeling as if one’s really strolling along a bamboo forest.

Bamboo Forest

Embodying the strength and flexibility of bamboo trees, this light installation, aptly called Bamboo Forest, is an unconventional yet familiar approach to Christmas. The display reflects on the community’s united strength in facing difficult, unprecedented times. A one-of-a-kind festive display this season, this will certainly be a must-visit holiday destination.

Shoppers and foodies on this side of Pasig City will be treated to a series of night markets as well. Head to Central Avenue fronting Tiendesitas and check out those stalls offering sumptuous fare. Ortigas East’s weekend night market runs until Jan. 9, from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.

If you’re looking for must-visit holiday spots this season, include Capitol Commons and Ortigas East on your list. Ortigas Land invites everyone to visit “Lights at the Park” and “Bamboo Forest.” Installed in open spaces, these light displays will be enjoyed by everyone as they savor a relaxing experience while being assured of their safety. This trusted property developer ensures that with safety and health protocols in place, visitors will fully be able to enjoy the light installations, live music and delicious meals that its spaces offer this Christmas season.

Stay updated with exciting happenings around Capitol Commons and Ortigas East by visiting their Facebook pages, Facebook.com/capitolcommonsortigas and Facebook.com/OrtigasEastOfficial.

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