Safe at home for Christmas

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    With the country still in the grip of the pandemic, most of us feel that we are missing out on the thrill and excitement of the holiday season. We continue to heed health protocols, foregoing traditions in order to stay safe. Forget glammed-up partying this year—large gatherings are not in our agenda.

    With a tranquil Christmas in mind, members of the close-knit Tagaytay Highlands community can head for the mountain resort complex where everything is Christmassy, the wonderful scent of pine trees wafts in the air, and a nippy breeze constantly blows throughout the estate.

    This year, members are in for a delightful time as the premier residential and recreational complex has lined up Christmas rituals and spiritual traditions for them.

    Last December 5, Tagaytay Highlands had its Traditional Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Holy Family Chapel Garden Area. From December 15 to 23, the Simbang Gabi tradition will be held for members and their guests at the Holy Family Chapel, at 5 p.m.

    On Dec. 31, as part of Tagaytay Highlands’ New Year’s Eve Celebration, specialty restaurants of the complex will be open until 8 p.m. for residents, members and their guests who want to savor great food. To welcome the New Year at 9:30 p.m. after its last Eucharistic celebration ends at the Holy Family Chapel, families can watch the grand pyrotechnics display at the Highlands China Palace lower parking level.

    Tagaytay Highlands’ members and their guests need not worry about health risks as all facilities and personnel ensure strict adherence to sanitation procedures and government-mandated safety protocols. These include regular disinfection of public areas in the complex, frequent hand washing, wearing of face masks and face shields, and social distancing in public spaces for residents, guests, and staff.