Once again, the brightest and definitely the biggest “stars” will converge as the City of San Fernando stage the most colorful event this Christmas season – the Giant Lantern Festival locally known as Ligligan Parul which will be held on December 17, 2016 at Robinsons Starmills Pampanga.
With almost 20 ft. in height and more than 10,000 light bulbs, the giant lanterns are all set to surprise the crowd with their spectacular colors and play of lights synchronized with Christmas jingles and popular music. A total of ten barangays will participate in this annual event including the Barangays of Dolores, San Jose, San Juan, Sto. Nino, Del Pilar, Sta. Lucia, San Nicolas, Sindalan, Calulut and Telabastagan. Last year, Barangay Dolores bagged the most coveted title followed by Barangay Del Pilar and Barangay Sindalan.
With its growing array of choices ranging from authentic and exotic Kapampangan dishes to international cuisine, from the original family recipes to food hybrids with unexpected twists, from your childhood kakanin to the more modern cakes and other sweets, Pampanga has strongly maintained its reputation as the Culinary Capital of the Philippines.
The San Fernando Railway Station is part of the Ferrocarril de Manila-Dagupan, the first railway system in the Philippines built in 1892, spanning 195 kilometers from Tutuban in Manila to Dagupan in Pangasinan. This National Historical Institute (NHI) site is one of the five stations which can be found in the province of Pampanga. The other four stations are located in Apalit, Sto. Tomas, Angeles City and Mabalacat City.