Capitol Commons ‘Lights at the Park’ give much-needed Christmas cheer

This year’s “Lights at the Park,” the special light installation at the heart of Pasig, will make you stop and appreciate the moment in a holiday season that could use some extra Christmas cheer.

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A walk around Capitol Commons Park this time of the year can brighten one’s mood and bring a spark of hope. Now on its second year, “Lights at the Park” features customized geometric shapes reminiscent of the parol or the iconic Filipino Christmas lantern.

Up close, one will also see that the patterns carved in the geometric shapes are designed with figures doing kapit-bisig or holding hands to signify the Filipino spirit of solidarity and coming together.

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The organizer, Ortigas Land, says they wanted the theme this year to be more meaningful than ever.

“We’re taking it as an opportunity to pay tribute to the people who have kept the country afloat in these difficult times,” a representative said.

A Filipino Christmas

On display at Capitol Commons Park are 4 geometric shapes that are 2.5 meters to 3.5 meters tall. Inside each shape are two weather-proof flood lamps that light up the patterns, giving off beautiful silhouettes at night.

Photo from Ortigas Land

Apart from the kapit-bisig pattern, the shapes’ designs also show the ethnic patterns on woven fabrics from Ilocos (inabel), and those from the Mindanao and T’boli tribes.

The installation, brought to life by supplier Zenas Events and Floral Stylist, was built with metal frames, wire mesh, and tarp materials.

Ortigas Land says the public can visit the light attraction at the heart of Pasig, but safety measures must be taken.

Photo from Ortigas Land

“Lights at the Park” lights up daily, from 6 pm to 11 pm, until January 17, 2021.

All guests are required to wear a face mask and face shield to view the installation. Physical distancing is also observed.

Screenshot from Rappler video

For more information about “Lights at the Park,” visitors can check updates posted on the Capitol Commons Facebook page. You can also go to the Ortigas Land Facebook page for the organizer's latest projects. –

Ortigas Land

For over 80 years, Ortigas Land has been perfecting the art of life, work, and leisure by conceiving of and building master-planned developments that have become thriving communities over time-paradigms of excellence in the Philippine real estate landscape. In its portfolio are some of the country’s best residential, business, and commercial developments in Metro Manila – including Ortigas Center, Greenhills Center, Capitol Commons, Circulo Verde, and its most recent redevelopment project, Ortigas East.

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