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Carmen Christmas Theme Park: One of the Most Visited Caraga Tourist Attractions

Caraga Region in the Philippines hosts a number of natural tourist attractions considered as fantastic vacation destinations. From powdery-white sand beaches, world-class surfing waves, magnificent waterfalls, placid lakes, best island getaways… name them all and you can find it in this part of the country. However, unknown to many, there is an undertaking in the town of Carmen, Province of Agusan del Norte which just started as a local tradition to celebrate the yuletide season but turned out later into one of the most visited local attractions in the region.

It was approximately 60.8 kilometers of travel from Butuan City en route to Cagayan de Oro City when what appeared to be a Christmas theme park being swarmed by a number of people had caught my attention…

Carmen Christmas Theme Park as one of tourist attractions

Bird’s-eye view of a comely sight appearing as a Christmas Theme Park…

Hence, I told my driver to stop and park the vehicle on the road side and, as I went nearer the spot, I was really stunned to know that the palatial structure with dazzling Christmas lights that I saw earlier was actually the Town Hall of Carmen, Agusan del Norte . . .

Carmen Municipal Hall as one of tourist attractions

The Municipal Hall of Carmen, Agusan del Norte viewed from the National Highway

The intermittent drizzle failed to stop me from dropping by and going further into the elevated theme park. . .

The right approach towards the Carmen Municipal Hall as one of tourist attractions

The right side approach towards the Carmen Christmas Theme Park

Along the way, these giant structures had merited my attention . . .

The giant Christmas as one of tourist attractions

The giant Christmas . . .

The jolly Santa Claus as one of tourist attractions

The jolly Santa Claus…

Only to find that a number of sight seers were also there ahead of us gazing at the amazingly impressive display of Christmas lights and I overheard one of them uttering that the spot is one of the most spectacular man-made tourist attractions he had seen in Caraga Region . . .

A group of gadget-bearing sight seers at the Carmen Christmas Theme Park as one of tourist attractions

A group of gadget-bearing sight seers at the Carmen Christmas Theme Park

Bewildered at the impressive sight myself, I took a closer shot at the sprawling Town Hall building . . .

A worm's-eye view of the towering Carmen Municipal Hall being one of tourist attractions

A worm’s-eye view of the towering Carmen Municipal Hall.

Including both of its approaches. . .

The left approach leading to the Town Hall as one of tourist attractions.

The left approach leading to the Town Hall.

The right approach towards the Town Hall as one of tourist attractions.

The right approach towards the Town Hall proper.

As the drizzles started to develop into full-swing rainfall, I hurriedly retreated downwards and saw a group of travelers alighting from their car to marvel and take shots at one of the tourist attractions of Carmen town…

A group of travelers dropping by to marvel the amazing Carmen Christmas Theme Park as one of tourist attractions.

A group of travelers dropping by to marvel the amazing Carmen Christmas Theme Park.

Used to deal with pressures, my driver still managed to do this final shot for me despite the downpour. . .

A pose for posterity in front of the Carmen Christmas Theme Park as one of tourist attractions.

A pose for posterity in front of the Carmen Christmas Theme Park.

The Birth of One of the Famous  Tourist Attractions of the Town

A guy on the road side, who happened to be a native of the place, had never escaped my inquisitiveness. Squeezed for some basic data, I was informed that the Christmas Theme Park started when the modern Municipal Building was inaugurated in 2009 and turned since then into an annual tradition, wherein locals and visitors alike were entertained with an array of blazing Christmas lights starting from December 1 up to January 6 of the following year. No wonder, the place has become a favorite stop-over and one of the popular tourist attractions in this part of the Philippines during the Yuletide Season.

8 comments

  1. Great job they did with Municipal Hall of Carmen! Para talagang theme park. Kulang na lang ng rides. Welcome back to blogging, sir!
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  2. I was confused at first when you mentioned “theme park”. When I reread your article again, I understood that it’s not actually a theme park but the town hall of Caraga. :) Thanks for showing us these pics. They are great. You must have a wonderful camera as I didn’t notice any rain in the background. I hope someday we can get holiday package deals for this part of your beautiful country.

    • Yes, Kelly… the “theme park” description seemed to be confusing as I emphasized in the early part of the post that I saw from afar an attraction that “appeared to be a Christmas theme park.” It’s really flattering that you appreciated the photos I got through my Nikon D7000 DSLR camera. And yes, it’s a pleasure to assist in preparing your travel itinerary once you decide to visit this part of the Philippines.

  3. Wow. I’d sure love to visit that theme park.
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  4. Hmmm. That’s a nice theme park.
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