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Yesterday we welcomed Christmas in the magical village of Altos de Chavón, with the lighting of the great Christmas tree and the many rooftops and cottages of Chavón. Every year, this event unites the Casa de Campo family becoming a beacon of hope for a brighter better new year. The lighting ceremony took place at the Amphitheater and was live-streamed via all of Casa de Campo’s and Altos de Chavón’s social media channels. This is the 11th consecutive year that villa owners, residents, and guests have been celebrating the festivities with various amazing activities here in Chavón!  The official ceremony began at 7:30 pm after Father Christian Mercedes’ blessing. Acting as the Mistress of Ceremonies was one of Casa de Campo’s own, Gabriela Reginato, who after welcoming the guests and those tunning in from home turned the stage over to Mr. Juan Velázquez, Vice President and Administrator of Costasur Dominicana and Mr. Andrés Pichardo, President of Casa de Campo Resort, who expressed their gratitude for the continued support to the resort and assured everyone that they will continue working to make this a safe place to all who live here and visit. After inviting a group of students from the Hogar del Niño to stage and asking the audience to help them countdown the start of Christmas, the grand button was pressed and Altos de Chavón lit up with all the lights that had been installed throughout the week. It is a truly magical and breathtaking moment and one that for us in Casa de Campo signified the beginning of Christmas!  Following the display of lights, a Christmas Concert with Batuta Chamber Orchestra conducted by Juan Pablo Polanco and singing by Sayli Pérez took place, playing traditional Christmas carols. The musical treat and a wonderful fireworks display were a lovely end to the lighting ceremony. It was a beautiful and magical night!   Remember that the opening of the holiday season in Altos de Chavón is just the start of the merry schedule of holiday activities in Altos de Chavón! Find here the schedule of activities for this week! The following photos were taken by Mairobi Herrera on Sunday, December 5th in Altos de Chavón: