LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—Christmas is all about celebrating the birth of the Infant Jesus. Hence, it is the season to spread joy to children and to build lasting memories for them to rekindle.
With this in mind, the Pangasinan provincial government dedicated a space called the Children’s Christmas Village located at the Lingayen beach park which was formally opened by no-less than Vice Governor Mark Ronald DG. Lambino and Pangasinan First Lady Maan Tuazon-Guico on Saturday, December 2.
As disclosed by Vice Governor Lambino, 2023 Christmas celebration at the Capitol was made more special as the provincial government reserved a place where children can enjoy and feel the merriment of the season.
“Kung di po ako nagkakamali, this is the first time na magkaroon ng isang area na dedicated talaga sa ating mga kabataan,” he said as he stated that parents can also bring their children to the Carnival area which is adjacent to the Children’s Christmas Village.
The opening of the kids’ ville was highlighted with a brief dramatization of the birth of Christ, dance numbers, and the presence of some party mascots.
“Ang Pasko ay para po sa pagsasama-sama ng ating pamilya in celebration po sa kapanganakan ni Hesukristo,” Vice Gov. Lambino said as he further stated that the activity will not be made possible without the initiative of Governor Ramon V. Guico III along with the first lady of the province.
Moreover, families can also feast together with the various food stalls lined in queue at the Christmas Bazaar offering different kinds of food to include Pinoy specialties, popular street foods, variety of fruit juices and milk teas, burgers and pizzas, fresh fruits and salads, Persian foods like kebab, flat breads, shawarma and others, Indian foods such as tandoori, biryani, among many others.
Also present during the opening of the Children’s Christmas Village were vice governor’s wife, Atty. Melanie Lambino, Limgas na Pangasinan World Nikhisah Buenafe Cheveh, Limgas na Panagsinan Grand Rona Lalaine Lopez, Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Officer Ma. Luisa Elduayan, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Annabel Roque, and some representatives of provincial government offices.
(Ruby R. Bernardino/ Pangasinan Information and Media Relations Office)