ANTIPOLO City’s Christmas Village was opened last week signifying the start of the countdown for the Holiday Season in Rizal.
The highlight of the event was the lighting of the 40-foot high eco-friendly Christmas tree.
The Christmas tree was made up of candy wrappers, water bottles and other recyclable waste materials.
The Christmas tree serves as a reminder to the whole nation of the importance of preserving the environment.
The Eco-Christmas Tree can be found at the Rizal Provincial Capitol compound.
“Taun-taon ang ganitong proyekto para mahikayat ang lahat na maging eco-friendly, hindi lang ngayong Pasko kundi buong taon,” said Rizal Gov. Nini Ynares.
Surrounding the giant holiday tree are the mini-eco Christmas trees also made up of recycled materials.
Visitors flocked not only to witness the lighting of the tree but to check the 14 booths inside the provincial government compound, which represent the 14 towns of Rizal.
Each booth features the fiestas and tourist destinations of the area it represents.
Visitors also had a grand time taking selfies at the Christmas Village as well as buy Christmas gifts and décor.
The Christmas Village will be opened until the first week of January.
“Bawat Antipolenyo at Rizalenyo ay nagkakaisa sa laban kontra sa mga nakasasama sa ating kalikasan. Ito ang adhikain ng aking asawa na si dating Mayor Jun Ynares at ngayon ay ipinapagpatuloy natin,” said Antipolo City Mayor Andrea “Andeng” Ynares.