Pasko Fiesta is one of the festivals organized by the city annually. Moreover, it becomes the city’s tradition of celebrating the wonders of Christmas. The festivity aims to promote the spirit of giving and merry-making among the various sectors of the society. City tourism officer Regina Rosa Tecson said under the Winter Wonderland concept, that people will be treated of lights of white and blue color patters and snowflakes. Tecson said while the Winter Wonderland theme may be too western, “we want it because of the coolness that makes people happy inside”.
City Hall Christmas showcases light and music with a 3D projection-mapping component is one of the highlights during the Pasko Fiesta. Aside from that, the surprise does not end; it is because the city also prepared a long Christmas Tunnel of lights at the Sta. Ana Wharf in which it is open to the public every Fridays to Sundays from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. over 5,400 meters of lights were used in the tunnel and has been fitted more or less 1,200 pieces of light bulbs. Food stalls will be also offered to the Dabawenyos at an affordable price. Friends, families, and even loved ones were gathered and took photos enjoying the beautiful tunnel.
There were also competitions prepared by the city such as Kahayag sa Dabaw, Parolan sa Barangay, Koro sa Pasko, Lamdag Parada, Banda Dasig, Tugtugan sa Pasko, and Sayaw Pasko among others. The locals and tourists can watch these activities free.
The city also brought back the “Torotot Party” last December 31, 2018, the city has its own way of welcoming the year 2019. In the most enjoyable and loudest way possible without the fear of casualities. The city’s private partner, Phoenix Petroleum, sponsored Torotot Festival.
Lastly, the Pasko Fiesta celebration serves as a year-ender celebration and thanksgiving for the abundant blessings that the people enjoy throughout the year.