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The Biggest Lantern of Hope at SM City Pampanga


WHEEL OF HOPE. Set to be transformed into the Giant Lantern of Hope starting Nov. 16 and through the rest of the Christmas season is the Pampanga Eye, the country’s biggest Ferris wheel located at Sky Ranch, SM City Pampanga. Photo by Bong Lacson

NOW ON its 5th year, SM City Pampanga’s Biggest Lantern of Hope brings light and music to the Christmas Capital of the Philippines. The Pampanga Eye, the biggest and tallest ferris wheel in the Philippines is set to light up this holiday season through a pyro musical show as it brightens the sky in a grand magical firework display, colorful dancing lights synced with the all-time favorite Christmas carols.

As the Christmas Capital of the Philippines, Pampanga is the birthplace of the giant lanterns that light up the holiday skies. The largest incarnations of the parol, these dazzling handcrafted Christmas lanterns symbolize the Star of Bethlehem. Each lantern stands about 20 feet and features more than 5,000 lights. They are a sight to behold as with each parol displaying a kaleidoscope of light, music, and color.

This year, discover a whole new display of colorful lights and fireworks synched with music as the Biggest Lantern of Hope lights up the sky once again. With this, the 65 meter (or 213 feet) tall ferris wheel sparkles with 17,664 dancing led lights as well as additional colorful fireworks on the inner part of the wheel, onground and aerial fireworks.

Starting November 16, park guests can enjoy a spectacular 10-minute pyro technic musical show that will take place at The Amphitheatre starting 6 o’clock in the evening. Catch this grand pyro-musical display for 4 consecutive Saturdays on November 23, November 30 and December 7.

The Sky Ranch at SM City Pampanga is the first amusement park in North Luzon which brings great family fun with exhilarating rides, and exciting games where, park guests can bring home stuff ed toys and other prizes. The park is open to the public from 12NN to 12 Midnight on weekends and 3 PM and 12 Midnight on weekdays.

The Biggest Lantern of Hope is one of the many exciting holiday attractions of SM City Pampanga.


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