New world records for the Philippines to welcome the new year.
This is the objective of a grand fireworks display that seeks to beat three current records in the Guinness Book of World Records.
To be held in Ciudad de Victoria, the home of the Philippine Arena, the fireworks display is part of an annual two-day New Year’s Eve event that will feature concerts by internationally acclaimed artists Arnel Pineda and Apl.De.Ap at the Great Stairs at the Philippine Arena, as well as various local talents at the Philippine Stadium.
Organizers say representatives from Guinness will be present to confirm breaking of the three records: largest fireworks display, longest line of sparklers lit in relay and most sparklers lit simultaneously.
According to GP Santos, Maligaya Development Corp. chief operating Officer, the public is invited to attend the once-in-a-lifetime event that will start on December 30.
“Aside from wanting to win new distinctions for our country, we also want to provide an alternative to celebrating the new year other than the usual personal use of firecrackers and the indiscriminate firing of guns, both of which often lead to serious injuries and, in some cases, tragic accidental deaths,” Santos said.
“This event will not only make celebrating the new year safer for our people, it will also allow them to witness and to be part of history,” he added.
Aside from the fireworks display and the concerts, families will also enjoy the other activities and attractions at the venue, such as a mini zoo, carnival rides, inflatables, amusement games, magic shows, a laser lights show, a kite show, mascots, parades and a bazaar.