Iligan City, Philippines – In a dazzling spectacle, the grand and towering Christmas Tree at the City Public Plaza was officially lit during the Grand Opening Salvo of the Iligan Paskuhan Festival 2023.

Expressing gratitude, City Mayor Freddie Siao acknowledged the collaborative efforts of local artists, emphasizing that without their partnership with the local government, the spectacular lighting of the Giant Christmas Tree would not have been possible.

Mayor Freddie Siao shared, “It’s not just a yearly event that we need to celebrate; Christmas is all about Jesus.” The mayor’s statement underscored the significance of the season and its spiritual essence.

Adding to the festive atmosphere, Christmas Icon candidates from various departments of the LGU-Iligan showcased their creativity, bringing unique representations of the holiday spirit.

The public was treated to a magnificent fireworks display, providing an additional spectacle that captivated onlookers and added to the overall excitement of the evening.

The Grand Opening Salvo marked the beginning of the Iligan Paskuhan Festival 2023, ushering in the holiday season with joy, community spirit, and a dazzling display of lights and colors.