Wednesday, November 21, 2012

2 Govs, 1 Mayor to light up Tagum City’s famous Xmas Tree Tonight

No less than two governors and one mayor will lead the lighting up of Tagum City'sfamous giant Christmas Tree at 7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, November 21 at the Freedom Park at the back of Tagum City Hall.
The lighting up, which will also coincide with the 3rd Food Festival, will be led by Mayor Rey Uy, Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario and Compostela Valley Governor Arturo Uy.
“Tagum City became popular when it built the country’s tallest Christmas Tree in 2006 at 153 feet,” Engr. Nemar Jumarito of the City Engineer’s Office said. The city’s Christmas Tree was reduced to only 113 feet in 2011 but still had an interesting design.
One of the attractions during the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony is the Christmas Medley rendition by the Tagum City Youth Orchestra which is composed of 330 music artists from the groups of Symphonic, Rondalla and Choir of the different schools in the city.
He said this year’s Christmas Tree will stand 109 feet in height and will have a different design with 300 pieces of clear raindrops designed to look like beads of rain is falling from the tree. The other decorations consisting of stars, flowers and angels have also been incorporated in the design, he said. The tree has a star design on top with a combination of pig tails and rope lights.
Jumarito said the Christmas Tree will operate on two sets of controls, the manual and the automatic control. The tree will be manually lit up during the opening night but will be set to automatic for future and everyday use so that it is turned on every 6 p.m. and turned off every 2 a.m. 
The start of the Christmas celebration in the city is expected to be very merry and literally bright, he said, considering that three areas have been set up including the mini-park area with a mini zoo theme with lighted animals.
Jumarito said a total of 14 arcs have been constructed within the City Hall area with lanterns and an assortment of rope lights.
(Thanks to Tagum City CIO for the photo)

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