The start of the Christmas season in the Philippines is when the “Ber” months begins, in Baguio City the Christmas celebration starts in full swing on December 1. This is because this is the time when the Christmas tree on top of Session Road is lighted and of course followed by the Annual Lantern Parade by Saint Louis University.
Every college or department in Saint Louis University including their elementary and high school departments were well represented and everyone clearly gave a lot of effort in making their costumes and in building their lanterns. The amount of work not to mention the choreography that the faculty, staff and students put into this year’s lantern parade is just phenomenal. Their creativity and artistic minds were really put to the test and they emerged victorious by giving a great show not only to residents of Baguio City but also to tourists.
This year each department represented a particular country and that is where their costume and lanterns concept and performance revolved.
The SLU Lantern Parade Contest Winners
The Saint Louis University Annual Lantern Parade is also a contest and this year the winners are:
CHAMPION – School of Engineering and Architecture – India Theme
1st Runner Up – School of Medicine – Vietnam Theme
2nd Runner Up – School of Law – Saudi Arabia Theme
3rd Runner Up – School of Accountancy and Business Management – Thailand Theme
4th Runner Up – Saint Louis University Laboratory High School – Korea Theme
SLU Lantern Parade Special Awards
Best in Costume – School of Accountancy and Business Management – Thailand Theme
Most Disciplined – Saint Louis University Laboratory Elementary School – Brunei Theme
Most Energetic – School of Engineering and Architecture and School of Medicine
Theme Award for Parade Concept Excellence – School of Medicine
Most Colorful – School of Law
Best in Mother Lantern – School of Engineering and Architecture
Most Effective Use of Lights – School of Natural Sciences and Saint Louis University Laboratory High School
Award for Excellence and Creative Concept and Design – School of Engineering and Architecture
The SLU Lantern Parade In Baguio City
The Annual SLU Lantern Parade is slowly becoming a tourist attraction and a must visit parade every December 1, indeed the SLU Lantern Parade is another attraction to the booming tourism industry in Baguio City.
Watch Our Simple Video of the Lantern Parade