Bamboo Tonogbanua’s Amazing Christmas Village.

Christmas in Bacolod just isn’t complete without a visit to Bamboo Tonogbanua’s Christmas Village!  It is the most elaborate and most beautiful Christmas display in Bacolod.

Sir Bamboo begun his Christmas Village 20 years ago and his collections have been steadily growing year after year. His home has become one of the major tourist attractions during the Christmas season. It is absolutely fantastic – a must visit.

With his permission, The Bacolod Food Hunters brings to you an exclusive look at the inside of the amazing displays inside his home.

The handsome and dashing host, Sir Bamboo Tonogbanua . Behind him is one of his elaborate display boxes showing his Pirates of the Carribean Collection.


The Pirates Chest

If you love pirates you must check out the Pirates Chest!  Located near the entrance, the Pirates Chest houses Sir Bamboo’s Pirates of the Carribean Collection.  The level of detail is absolutely crazy!  Monkeys swing from ropes high above while below them ghostly galleons dock in a cove.  Pirates spill out onto the beach to fight over treasure!

Pirates!! The Black Pearl and a ghost ship sail side by side. Can you guys spot the baby kraken that has hitched a ride?


The Nativity Scene

Near The Pirates Chest is what appears to be a painting of a nativity scene.  The painting has the subdued colors and muted tones of a chiaroscuro.  If you take a closer look, you’ll see that it’s not actually a painting but a diorama!!  Wow!!  This is our absolute favorite of the displays. Absolutely breathtaking in its beauty.

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The “Painting.” It’s absolutely stunning.  The appearance of a classical painting but rendered in 3-D.
One of the three kings. I love his appearance!  Traditionally the three kings are depicted riding an elephant, a camel and a horse.
A king riding on a horse. So beautiful.  I love the detail and the way these figures are painted. This King is holding onto a box – his gift for the baby Jesus.
A king riding on a camel. In his arms he holds a pillow on which rests a small gold container.
The holy family.


After that amazing diorama, it’s time to go upstairs and look at more amazing dioramas located right outside the room that house the Christmas village!

Room boxes

These are small, very detailed dioramas of rooms – dollhouses.  They are adorable!

The Victorian Boudoir. Amazing miniature furniture! So unique!
A kitchen with cats and bottles of Coca Cola.
A room with an actual working toy train and a miniature Christmas village.
A market scene with miniature fish, fruit and vegetables!


Now after all that amazing stuff, it’s time for the centerpiece!  The Christmas village!  Housed in one big room, everything fits perfectly together in a wonderful snowscaped scene!

Click on this picture to launch a panorama viewer! It may take a while to load so please be patient. Once fully launched you can look around by using your mouse or your finger if you’re using a touch screen. Enjoy!

Here are some pictures of the Village!  Houses line a snowy mountainside!

The cathedral seen in the center is Bamboo’s latest addition to the scene.
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Here is a short video on how the Christmas Village looks. There’s a lot of stuff to see and take in!



Bamboo Tonogbanua’s Christmas Village is located at #90 San Juan / San Sebastian Sts., Bacolod City. Opening hours are from 6pm to 9pm only.  Open for all ages. Do drop by and visit!! Phone number is (034) 4345822


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Amazing to the Max……Artistry of the highest levels! Congrats Sir Bamboo…!

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