Christmas Village in Baguio features giant Pokemon figures

BAGUIO CITY — Children and adults alike will enjoy playing in the ‘snow’ and taking selfies with Pikachu, Bulbasaur and their other favorite Pokemon characters featured in this year’s Christmas Village at the Baguio Country Club (BCC).

BCC general manager Anthony de Leon said Saturday that with the surge in Pokemon’s popularity, “we decided to make it our Christmas Village theme for the 1990s kids and the young people of the present generation”.

Every year, BCC’s Christmas Village gets different themes that the locals and tourists would enjoy.

De Leon said preparations for the Pokemon-themed village began in September and a soft opening was held last October 29.

Materials used in fabricating and assembling the structures as well as the decorations were mostly made out of recyclable materials, he added.

The entrance fee for adults is PHP100 and for children 4-13 years old PHP50, while admission for senior citizens, PWDs and children 3 years old and below is free.

The Christmas Village will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until January 8.

The ‘snowfall’ show starts at 6 p.m. and is held every 30 minutes thereafter.

Guests are advised to wear ‘snow’-proof clothes.

“What is Christmas in the Philippines if it is not spent in Baguio?” de Leon said. (PNA) Merriam del Rosario (STRINGER) –