Davao City launches online Pasko Fiesta

DAVAO CITY- The City Government of Davao is launching the virtual DAVAO PASKO FIESTA dubbed as DAVAO PASKOnline FIESTA.

The Pasko Fiesta is a yearly event of the City Government in partnership with the private sector as a means of celebrating the Filipino tradition during the Holiday Season.

During the pre-pandemic, the Pasko Fiesta was usually highlighted by the thematic Christmas display at the City Hall and Rizal Park, free concerts, gift-giving, Christmas fairs, and the Torotot New Year’s celebration among many face-to-face events.

The COVID-19 pandemic gave way to a re-conceptualized Davao Pasko Fiesta where events will be held online. Subdued yet meaningful activities will be held during this year’s Davao Pasko Fiesta which will be shown on social media (Davao Pasko Fiesta Facebook page).

These activities consist of online contests, Christmas-related DIY workshops, concerts, caroling, inspiring reality series, Christmas film festival, the Simbang Gabi, and weekend market.

Much of the activities are centered on the Dabawenyo family celebrating a meaningful and hopeful Christmas.

This year’s pasko fiesta carries the theme “Buong Pamilya, Sama-samang Magsasaya, Puno ng Pag-ibig at Pagasa!”  

The following are among the programs and activities slated for the 2021 Davao Pasko Fiesta:

1. Himig ng Pamilyang Dabawenyo: Online Family Caroling Competition

2. Family Tiktok Ngayong Pasko: Online Family Dance Competition (Tiktok)

3. Parol ng Pamilyang Dabawenyo (parol-making) Competition

4. Christmas Cards of Hope: Family Christmas Cards Making Competition

5. Paskong Litrato ng Pamilyang Dabawenyo: Family Christmas Photo Contest

6. Himig ng Pusang Mapagbigay: Online Caroling

7. Davao Pasko Fiesta Weekend Market Live Online

8. Pamilyang Dabawenyo Paskonline Serye (online series)

9. Christmas Gifts from the Hearts Pamaskong Regalo Ko sa Hero Ko. (PR)