One of the main attractions at the ongoing Palo Christmas Festival in Palo, Leyte is the Saboren Christmas Fantasy House.

What attracts many to the very Christmassy abode at the far end of the Brgy. Luntad Christmas Village (that’s the first street corner on the right after crossing the bridge when approaching Palo from Tacloban) is the numerous sets of unique Christmas decors, toys and lights collected by the Saboren family over the years.

Displayed amidst the cacophony of multi-colored lights and Christmas songs, the Saboren Christmas collection is sheer magical experience, not only for the kids but to the kid-in-you of adults.

It’s a sure guarantee of catching, at the very least, a whiff of the Christmas spirit.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!

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The Municipality of Palo, on a bid to reclaim its title as the Christmas Capital of Leyte, launched the Palo Christmas Festival 2010 with blazing lights during Switch-on Ceremonies held December 15, 2010 at the town’s plaza.

With the theme, “Du-aw ha Palo, Lamrag ha Pasko,” the switching on of the lights led by Governor Jericho “Icot” Petilla and Mayor Remedios “Matin” Petilla instantly transformed the plaza and nearby barangays into a Christmas fantasy land.

Currently on exhibit at the plaza are the various Belen or Nativity Display entries constructed out of indigenous materials by barangay participants in the Belen Contest.

The ceremonial switch-on program also launched the town’s new tourism-drive tagline, “Enchanting Palo.”

The Christmas Festival will be on till January 08, 2011.

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