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Scene City: The Villages at Prayer Mountain: Welcoming the Chinese New Year

As the celebration of our Asian neighbors’ New Year draws near, more events and functions are taking place to celebrate the start of the Year of the Earth Pig throughout the world.

A pig mascot greets everyone at The Village.

The Villages at Prayer Mountain now pays tribute to the city’s Chinese community as it reopens its doors to the public starting February 1,   its soft opening. The Chinese New Year celebration at The Villages features nightly Lion Dance performance, a Chinese New Year Parade with new characters based on Chinese culture, a new 3D Mapping Show, lighted lanterns, food park and snow attraction.
Pastor Apollo Quiboloy announced that they will be opening more themed attractions to mark important events during the whole year to support the city’s tourism industry.
The Villages is open from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily until February 19.

Parade of mascots takes place at the village grounds.
Visitors walk around under the red lanterns.
TIMES correspondents Julianne Suarez and Regina Mae Ronquillo at the Tunnel of Lights

 

Edith T. Isidro strikes a pose inside the Tunnel of Lights.
Chinese attire is worn by the reception staff at The Village.

 

Pastor Apollo Quiboloy is interviewed by invited members of the media.
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