For its second showcase since it returned to Araneta in Cubao in 2018, the beloved Christmas on Display or COD features classic music and stories that transcend all generations.
Now called Christmas Animated Display, the show at the Times Square Food Park, which is just a stone’s throw away from its original location, focuses on the stories of five important figures of the Yuletide season, namely, The Little Drummer Boy, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus, and the Nativity.
Each scene in the animated display features a beautiful backdrop and familiar characters that provide plenty of colors.
Araneta City first staged the Christmas on Display in 1966 and has since become a prominent attraction in the country’s premier lifestyle hub during Christmas until the Manila C.O.D. Department Store ceased operations in 2002.
The Christmas Animated Display is showcased in 15-minute shows from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sundays to Thursdays, and from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Fridays to Saturdays until Jan. 5. Admission is free to the public.
Aside from the Christmas Animated Display, the Times Square Food Park also hosts various side activities. There are fun rides and booths, as well as a synthetic skating rink. There’s also a variety of dining options.
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