Zamboanga City prepares for Christmas festivities


Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco has convened a meeting of the security forces and other stakeholders in preparation for the upcoming Christmas festivities.

Part of the activities will be the grand switch-on rites of this year’s Filipino-Mexican fiesta inspired Christmas lights and decors at City Hall grounds on November 28 at 6:00 p.m.

The city government said that during the meeting, the officials discussed the security and traffic measures to be implemented during the switch-on ceremony, which is expected to draw a huge crowd of people.

The other activities lined up for the Christmas festivities are the Mindanao Week of Peace celebration on November 28 to December 4, Festival de Cine Paz Mindanao on December 2-5 at the Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) Lantaka Campus, Ateneo Fiesta on December 2-6, Christmas Bazaar 2019 at Veterans Park from December 2-20 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The traditional inter-barangay Christmas landmark competition has been scheduled on December 26 in the participating barangays.