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The Davao City government is on its final preparations for the grand opening of the 2019 Pasko Fiesta at City Hall grounds on November 22.

Gene Rose Tecson, the head of the City Tourism Operation Office (CTOO), said the opening of Pasko Fiesta is the grandest of the major events to usher in the month-long celebration of Christmas.

“The most awaited will be the opening. There will be big surprises that the public can enjoy,” she said.

This year’s theme is Santa’s Toy Factory to bring joy to Dabawenyos especially the children. Selected areas have been spruced up with gift boxes and robots to follow the theme.

“The mayor wanted to have a toy factory theme because when we remember Christmas, we remember the joyful smiles of the children every time they receive gifts,” she said.

Tecson also enjoined Dabawenyos to join the opening day and join in all Pasko Fiesta activities such as the Pasko Fiesta Carnival at the Rizal Park, meet and greet Mr. Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Magsaysay Park, People’s Park, Osmeña Park, for the Pahalipay ni Santa, the nightly 3D Wall Mapping Show starting on November 22, the Pasko Fiesta Salu-Salo at the Sta Ana Wharf, the Pasko Daba-Daba, the Sayaw sa Pasko Fiesta Dance competition, the Hulagway Sa Pasko Fiesta 2019 Pasko Photo Exhibit, the Lamdag Parada, the Pasko Kumbira sa City Hall, and the Koro sa Pasko on December 5 at the Cap Auditorium. CIO