The giant Christmas Tree at Gaston Park was switched on last night illuminating the fountain area.

As shown, the somewhat 40-foot steel pole with rope lights shaped like a tree was a spectacle at the famed park in Cagayan de Oro City with usual twosomes around the dark portions of the unfinished redevelopment project.

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At the top of the tree is a huge star.

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Workers onsite revealed it was originally designed to be much taller but due to limited time and ongoing redevelopment of the park, the city engineer’s office opted for a much shorter tree, safer and easier to prepare and construct.

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“Simbang Gabi” will start soon and the illuminated tree reflects the Christmas ambiance in the area.

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More lights are also expected to be installed in the surrounding trees of the said park.

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