Meralco Liwanag Park

Meralco Liwanag Park
Think about thousands of fairy lights softly twinkling before your eyes, a choo-choo train to carry you around a Christmas village and a bucketful of smiles on everyone's faces. It was as if a magic wand waved us to a place of lights and cheer. I hate to disappoint but we didn't get to go to the Great Hall at Hogwarts; however, it was somewhere equally as magical and charming as that called the Meralco Liwanag Park!

Meralco stands for Manila Electric Railroad and Light Company and is the largest electric distribution utility in the Philippines. The year 2014 marks it's 111th year of operation. The Liwanag Park is actually a product of the “Maliwanag ang Pasko” project through the One Meralco Foundation. It is situated in the Meralco Compound in Ortigas. Every year, the company opens its doors to the public as it basks and illuminates everyone with light, magic and holiday cheer. Oh and did I forget to mention that it's free? Yes, you don't have to pay anything to enter the park. Simply bring any valid ID which you will exchange with a visitor's pass to gain access within the compound. You will then be greeted with a pathway filled with twinkling bliss.
Meralco Liwanag Park
Meralco Liwanag Park
Even the building's facade is basked in brightness!

Meralco Liwanag Park
"Maliwanag" in Filipino literally translates to "bright". Not only were there thousands of fairy lights, hundreds of lanterns lined up the area too!

Meralco Liwanag Park
Meralco Liwanag Park
This nativity scene was also a sight to behold. I did a little research and apparently no artist was commissioned to do these copper human installations. The design came from Marketing and were executed by their Maintenance team. Cool huh?

Meralco Liwanag Park
A train happens to run around a tall Christmas tree within the compound and is one of the main attractions of the park. You'd have to line up and wait for your turn which isn't a big deal. It only calls for a few pictorials for our giddy and goofy family.

Meralco Liwanag Park
Meralco Liwanag Park
Meralco Liwanag Park
Meralco Liwanag Park
Meralco Liwanag Park
Meralco Liwanag Park
We happen to find Little Drummer Boy within the area too! Pa rum pa pum pum! ♫♪♪

Meralco Liwanag Park
But alas, Little Drummer Boy happens to be not so little after all. Ha!

Meralco Liwanag Park
Meralco Liwanag Park
There were loads of cutesy village houses spread across the train station area too. Dobby... Frodo... are you guys in there?

The Liwanag Park also houses a "tiange" or bazaar area where you can find various items from souvenirs to traditional Filipino delicacies such as the bibingka and puto bumbong. Yum! So if you're up for thousands of fairy lights, a train ride, delicious food and all things Christmas-y then you have to visit the Meralco Liwanag Park in the Ortigas Meralco Compound. It's a must for your Manila holiday bucket list. Truly, Christmas waves a magic wand over this world and behold everything is softer and more beautiful. 

(Photos by me and my uncle Bob of Bob Gan Ferrer Fotografia)

45 comments:

nunzia sofia said...

very nice pictures sweety! ;)

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Anne said...

Thanks Mel! :)

Anne said...

Thank you Nunzia!

Annie R Lindberg said...

Love the pictures! Looks so cute there :)

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Laura Black said...

It's like a fairy tale land! I love these pics :) xx

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Laura Jane Atelier said...

Fun photos, I love all of the lights

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Elizabeth Lee said...

magical lights and adventures - equal to hogwarts for sure! ;) love the photos!
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Anne said...

So cute indeed!

Anne said...

Thanks Laura! Yes, fairy tale land. :)

Anne said...

Me too! Thanks Laura Jane!

Anne said...

Oh yes Hogwarts with a mini Hogwarts express. Hoho. Thanks Liz!

Tracy said...

Great place! Thanks for sharing!

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Justin Targia said...

this park looks magical. It looks like you had a fun time :)

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Anne said...

You're welcome Tracy!

Anne said...

We did! :)

San said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun there!


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jen avery said...

Cool pictures, looks like a great place!

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Anne said...

We surely did San!

Anne said...

Thanks Jen!

Patricia Luiza said...

What a gorgeous place! I'm so jealous, we don't have anything similar to that where I live.

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Anne said...

Hi Patricia! It was gorgeous indeed! Let me just point out how great your hair color is! :)

Olivia Aimes said...

This looks amazing!


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libys11 said...

this is so cool!! didn't know meralco had this sort of thing happening!

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Anne said...

Super! :)

Anne said...

You should visit it sometime.

Made in Mauve said...

Great photos!

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Gabrielle said...

Oh my gosh, all of these lights are so beautiful and magical! Everyone looks as though they're having such a lovely time :)


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Anne said...

Thank you!

Anne said...

It was lovely indeed. You're right about the magic too. Thanks Gabrielle!

Francesca Giagnorio said...

These pics are great!

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Lou-Ann said...

Great photos! Are they on display the whole year round or just the Christmas season?

Anne said...

Thank you Francesca!

Anne said...

They're only around for Christmas season Lou-Ann.

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Amazing pics!

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Helen said...

Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing! <3

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Anne said...

Thanks Belle!

Anne said...

You're welcome Helen!

Elle berman said...

What a magical place to visit, I love fairly light, old fashioned trains, and lanterns, plus good food, and a bit of shopping: perfect!

Thanks for sharing, it looks like you had such fun!

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Anne said...

I really did. Thanks Elle!

Ariana Tavares said...

Such gorgeous pictures! This seems like such a lovely place to visit :) x
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Anne said...

It really is.

Miss J. said...

beautiful pictures! So much fun! Thanks for sharing Anne!;)

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Anne said...

You're welcome and thank you as well!

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Beautiful photos . http://sophialastyles.blogspot.co.uk/

Anne said...

Thanks Sophia!

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