In BGC, Venice Grand Canal holds Macy’s inspired Christmas parade, Dec. 9

December 9, 2017 - 8:05 AM
In BGC, the Venice Grand Canal at McKinley Hill transforms into a Macy's inspired parade on December 9, 2017. Photo courtesy of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls.

Inspired by the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, McKinley Hill in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City brings festive holiday cheer to the streets with a 3.5 kilometer parade of giant balloon characters, floats, and performers.

Come and join the fun as the Grand Christmas Parade at McKinley Hill on Saturday (December 9) kickls at 5 p.m. till late evening.

Mall goers can watch the parade at any point of the designated route but the best spot to see the Grand Christmas Parade will be at the spectators’ areas located at the Venice Grand Canal drop-off point and in front of the Tim Hortons coffeehouse.

Festive line-up
Besides performers doing acrobatic acts and giant balloon mascots, viewers may also enjoy Christmas characters such as the Drummer Boy, The Nutcracker, Snowman, Gingerbread Man, Reindeer, Elf, and the Venice Grand Canal Gondolier.

There will be more than 20 Italian and Holiday-inspired floats such as a Venetian Mask, a Snow Globe, Gondola, Gingerbread House, Santa Sleigh, along with floats from partner establishments like Tim Hortons, McDonalds, Kuya J, Buddy’s, Jollibee, Pizza Hut, PikNik, Miniso, and Crystal Clear.

Kids and the kids at heart will enjoy the largest gathering of hit children’s show characters. Among the 30 popular mascots to watch at the parade are RoboCar Poli, PJ Masks, Pikachu, Peppa Pig & George, Silvanian Families, Pinypon, Playmobil, the Grossery Gang, Leap Frog and other Christmas characters.

A total of 15 Venetian street performers, jugglers, stilt walkers and acrobats are also joining the parade along with a 150-member marching band that will entertain spectators of the parade.

Finally, partner universities, dancers and athletes will also showcase their talents, including students from Enderrun Pep Squad, UP Drumline, UP Pep Squad, UP Football, DHL Pep Squad and the Philippine Dragons Football Team.

For more information, contact the Venice Grand Canal Concierge at (+632) 624-1971, (+63) 917-5129934 or [email protected]

Image courtesy of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls.