Paskuhan Village in Angeles City - Philippines
Christmas is celebrated year-round in Pampanga. That is because the province is known for its lantern-making industry that is very popular not just in the Philippines but in other parts of the world as well. Aside from that fact, Pampanga also houses Paskuhan Village, a wonderful exhibit of anything and everything about Christmas and beyond.
Paskuhan Village is conveniently located in San Fernando, Pampanga, which is about just a two-hour car drive from Metro Manila. It is very visible as you exit the North Luzon Expressway, situated near two shopping malls. Paskuhan Village enjoys the distinction of being one of the three Christmas theme parks in the world and the only one that is located in Asia. The major display that can be found in this theme park is, you guessed it right, the colorful lanterns of Pampanga.
Paskuhan Village was all about Christmas until 2003 when the Philippine Tourism Secretary at that time, Richard Gordon, decided to convert it into HILAGA Philippines. Since then, Paskuhan Village became a premium site for regional displays of the northern part of the country. Each hall in Paskuhan Village showcases the best of the region it represents. There is a very wide display of local crafts from small trinkets to really huge, elaborate items.
Aside from the displays on the exhibit halls, there is also a bird park and botanical garden right inside the village to give you some spectacular treat. The Natures Sanctuary is a place where you can relax, commune with nature, and just appreciate the best things in life. Paskuhan Village or HILAGA is also equipped with facilities for swimming, rock climbing, dining, and of course, shopping. You would surely never get tired of getting around Paskuhan Village because it is very rich in culture and activities that make it a must-visit.
Paskuhan Village can be enjoyed all year round but if you want to make the most out of your visit, plan your trip when the weather is pleasant. That way, you will have all the opportunities in the world to take over the fun part of your adventure. And oh, do not forget to take home something with you. Paskuhan Village has lots of things on offer. If you are planning to shop for things to decorate your house on Christmas, do not ever miss out on Paskuhan Village. It has a wide variety of good buys that will help you beautify your home and prep it up for the glorious season!