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 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!
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.
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!
These are small, very detailed dioramas of rooms – dollhouses. They are adorable!
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!
Here are some pictures of the Village! Houses line a snowy mountainside!
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