PAILAW SA DABAWVenues: LGU Complex, People’s Park, and main thoroughfares of Davao CitySchedule: 1-31 December 2011This year’s annual celebration will start with the lighting of the LGU Complex, the People’s Park and the main thoroughfares ofthe City which is dubbed as Pailaw sa Dabaw, by 1 December. This traditional activity is staged annually to signal the start ofthe month-long celebration. A new component is being introduced this year: the installation of colourful, lighted Christmaslanterns on the lampposts around the city’s major thoroughfares. Truly, visiting tourists, both local and foreign, will be treatedto a festive atmosphere around the city as they take part in the various activities lined up for this year’s celebration.The start of the Pailaw will also coincide with the soft opening of the other pocket activities around the City, particularly thePasko Fiesta Bazaar along Palma Gil Street, Pasko Sa Chinatown along Sta. Ana Avenue (fronting the Davao Central HighSchool), Pasko Sa Litsonan along Chavez Street and the Pasko Sa Roxas along Roxas Avenue. (separate descriptions of theseevents are provided in the later portion of this document) While these will all be opened already by 1 December, the formalopening program of the said events will take place also on the 5th of December, after the Pasko Fiesta sa Dabaw GrandOpening Program in People’s Park.2ND INDAY SARA – 10TH RRD ELDERLYMPICS 2011Venue: RMC Gym (3-4 December) and SM City Davao (5 December – awarding of winners)Schedule: 3-5 December 2011This annual event, which is participated in by the City’s Federation of Senior Citizens, aims to provide a venue for physical andmental exercise as well as to recognize the significant contribution of the senior citizens to the community. The Elderlympicswill have various activities lined-up such as field demonstration, relay competitions, walkathon, chess, table tennis, papercutting, message relay, candle relay, golf ball putting, fish fanning, quiz bowl and social ballroom dancing competition,among others.PASKO FIESTA SA DABAW GRAND OPENINGVenue: People’s ParkSchedule: 5 December 2011, 5:00 PMUnlike last year when the formal Pasko Fiesta kick-off program was held on 1 December, this year’s Opening Program will beheld on Monday, 5 December 2011, 5:00 PM at the People’s Park. The highlight of the program shall be the lighting of thegiant Christmas Tree inside the premises of the People’s Park. The formal opening of the other pocket activities mentionedabove shall follow immediately after.HULAGWAY SA DABAWVenue: various major malls in Davao CitySchedule: 6 December 2011 (mall tour); 21 December 2011 (Awarding of Winners)Hulagway sa Dabaw is a photo contest that seeks to showcase the city’s various tourist attractions and festivals as capturedthrough the lens of photo enthusiasts. The contest is be open to any interested photographer. The theme of the photocompetition is “LIFE IS HERE: Something Good in Davao.” With the following categories: PEOPLE, EVENTS, PLACES andLOCAL ICONS. Photos must depict Davao City as one of the best tourism destinations of the Philippines. The photo mustshowcase the beauty and grandeur of each subject.After a process of shorlisting, the final entries will be exhibited in various malls around the city beginning 6 December 2011to give the public a chance to appreciate the creative works of the contestants and, more importantly, showcase the tourismattractions of the city to our visitors and tourists. Winning entries will be showcased for a year in the Museo Dabawenyo.HANDURAW SA HIMAYAVenue: Museo Dabawenyo, A. Pichon St.Schedule: 8 December 2011 until 10 January 2012A Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition open to all Davao-based young visual artists portraying the nativity scene. Thecompetition encourages creativity matched with technique and craftsmanship for non-professional artists, students, and out-of-school individuals ages 15-25 y/o (Category I, Senior Category) and ages 7-14 y/o (Category 2, Junior Category).
PASKO FIESTA SA LUMADSchedule: 6-26 December 2011The City Social Services and Development Office shall take the lead in implementing this activity aimed at providingappropriate social services to our lumad brothers and sisters from various remote areas of the city who annually come to thecity’s poblacion to take part in the city’s celebration of the Christmas season. Food and temporary shelter are provided indesignated parts of the city for almost one month. Food and gift packs will also be handed to all lumad upon their return totheir respective homes.PASKO FIESTA BAZAARVenue: Palma Gil Street (stretch of Camus and Ponciano Streets)Schedule: 1-31 December 2011The Pasko Fiesta Night Market will be staged along J. Palma Gil Street and will line up stalls to showcase various home-grown products from processed food, arts and crafts and plants and flowers. A small area between the whole stretch shall bededicated for pocket events such as magic shows, street performers, culinary workshops and others. WORKSHOPS: Gifts, Crafts, Noche Buena, Culinary Demonstration STREET PERFORMERS: Magicians, Dance Groups, Cosplayers etc. Venue: Pasko Fiesta Bazaar Activity Area, Palma Gil Street Schedule: 6–21 December 2011PASKO SA LITSONAN NG CHINATOWNVenue: Chavez StreetSchedule: 16-23 December 2011Pasko sa Litsonan ng Chinatown will be a week-long food event along Chavez St. featuring Chinese dumplings and otherdelicacies, as well as lechon, as Chavez St. is also known as the house of the original lechon houses in the city. Aside fromthe assorted food items, the event will also have assorted various items perfect for gifts during the Holiday Season. The eventis also being spearheaded by the Davao City Chinatown Development Council.PASKO SA ROXASVenue: Roxas AvenueSchedule: 1-31 December 2011The Pasko sa Roxas Avenue is primarily a night entertainment area along a certain stretch of Roxas Avenue. Similar to previousyears, the Hudyakaan will feature around 40 stalls selling various food products and drinks. A dining area will be provided toits customers while they enjoy live music from some of the homegrown talents and Manila bands. The event will be handledby the Davao Association of Tour Operators.PASKO FIESTA SA RIZAL PARK & MAGSAYSAY PARKVenues: Rizal Park and Magsaysay ParkSchedule: 1-31 December 2011The City’s major parks play host to carnival rides that offer free entertainment for children during this Christmas season.PASKO FIESTA SA PEOPLE’S PARKPAROL UG PASKONG KAHOY DISPLAY SHOWCASEVenue: People’s ParkSchedule: 6-7 December 2011PANAYEGONVenue: People’s ParkSchedule: afternoons of 8-10 December 2011Panayegon is a Christmas carolling competition for the best children, youth and adult of Davao City.
DASIG SAYAWVenue: People’s ParkSchedule: afternoons of 12-14 December 2011Dasig Sayaw is a Christmas celebration through powerdancing in People’s Park by the energetic youth of Davao City.TUGSAYAWITVenue: People’s ParkSchedule: afternoons of 19-20 December 2011Tugsayawit or short for TUGtog, SAYaw, and AWIT, is a Christmas performance combining three (3) elements: dance, choraleperformance and music.RONDALSAYAVenue: People’s ParkSchedule: 25 December 2011Rondalsaya is a Christmas merrymaking to the beats and tunes of Christmas songs suavely played by Davao’s rondallas andexpressed by accompanying folk dances.PASKO TAKBO: A RUN FOR A HEALTHIER CHRISTMASVenue: Rizal ParkSchedule: 10 December 2011, 5:00 AMPasko Takbo is a fun-run for a cause organized by the City Government of Davao, in partnership with various socio-civicorganizations, to further raise the awareness for a healthy celebration of the Christmas Season. Pasko Takbo will have 3K (forparent/s and child team), 5K and 10K categories.LIBRO SA PASKOVenue: Davao City Recreation Center (formerly Almendras Gym)Schedule: 14 December 2011, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PMIt is a whole day activity for children to promote the reading of books under the “Magbasa ’Ta Program” of the City Governmentof Davao. Happening in the morning will be Book Fun Activities, while a Book Character Parade Contest will take place inthe afternoon.NINE MORNINGSVenue: infront of San Pedro CathedralSchedule: 16-24 December 2011, 4:00 – 7:00 AMThis activity takes place during the entire duration of the traditional Misa De Gallo wherein stalls selling assorted nativedelicacies such as hot chocolate, puto bumbong, bibingka, suman and many others will greet the mass-goers as they exit SanPedro Cathedral.KAHAYAG SA PASKOVenue: all over the city; People’s Park (Final Judging Venue)Schedule: 1-31 December 2011; 23 December 2011 (Final Judging)Kahayag sa Pasko is a lighting and decorative competition of various buildings and edifices all over the city. This includes thevarious hotel establishments, malls and barangay halls.LAMDAG PARADAVenue: Roxas, CM Recto, San Pedro Rizal ParkSchedule: 21 December 2011Lamdag Parada is the city’s version of the world-famous Electric Light Parade and will again feature holiday lights on elaboratefloats. Escorts of the competing floats shall be required to wear Christmas-themed costumes.
PASKO FIESTA SA MGA BATAVenue: Davao City Recreation CenterSchedule: 23 December 2011This activity is organized by the City Government as a venue for streetchildren, orphans and children from the barangays tobe entertained with various fun-activities such as games and performances.CITY-WIDE GRAND CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SALEVenue: City Wide15-18 December 2011CHRISTMAS CHARITY BAZAAR & DESSERT FAIRVenue: Matina Town SquareSchedule: 15-18 December 2011PASKONG HANDOG DAYVenue: People’s ParkSchedule: 22 December 2011Paskong Handog Day is a collaboration among Davao City’s civic organizations to share their blessings to their designatedbeneficiaries. Performances of top winners of the various Pasko Fiesta competitions will showcase their talent and entertainthe crowd.CHRISTMAS UNITY CELEBRATIONVenue: People’s ParkSchedule: 23 December 2011This Christmas celebration will feature surprise performances from renowned artists, top winners of Pasko Fiesta competitions,group games throughout the show as this day celebrates the unity of families during this yuletide season.NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY COUNTDOWN & FUN RUNVenue: Roxas AvenueSchedule: 31 December 2011For more details, kindly contact the Secretariat:Mary Resma(0922) 893 5595(082) 227 4526()82) 227 6054