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Last Saturday, December 3rd, 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.

This is the 12th 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 José Nicolas’ blessing. Acting as the Mistress of Ceremonies was one of Casa de Campo’s own, Gabriela Reginato, who after welcoming the guests turned the stage over to Mr. Andrés Pichardo, President of Casa de Campo Resort, who expressed his 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 Fundación MIR and the Hogar del Niño to the 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… and this video captures that perfectly:

More photos taken by Mairobi Herrera during the lighting ceremony: