THE public can now enter the Malacañang Palace Grounds to view the Malacañang Christmas Tree and parols and attend the Simbang Gabi as announced by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. last week.
Through the celebration theme dubbed “Tara sa Palasyo,” the Palace grounds are now open to the public starting Dec. 18 up to Dec. 24, from 7 p.m. up to 6 a.m. the next day.
The traditional Simbang Gabi, which will be until Dec. 24, will give the public the chance to view the Christmas Tree and parols, according to a Palace announcement.
Simbang Gabi will be held at 4:30 a.m., in front of the Mabini Hall.
Those visiting Malacañang can enter the Palace Grounds through Gate 6.
President Marcos announced the opening of the Malacañang Grounds for the traditional Simbang Gabi during the Christmas party held for the employees of the Office of the President last Friday.
Early this month, the President led the lighting of the Christmas tree at the Kalayaan Grounds in Malacañang, and also spearheaded a gift-giving event and Christmas celebration in front of the Palace.
The President said his goal is to make sure that every Filipino child will have a joyful and meaningful Christmas. Philippine News Agency