Mayor Capil conveyed appreciation for the event, expressing, “We are thankful that Alviera has infused vitality into our town through activities and projects that have enhanced tourism. This month, our town will host numerous festivals, including the upcoming Binulu Festival, the Balas Festival, and now the Northern Floats Festival. With Alviera, we eagerly anticipate showcasing the natural beauty of Porac, Pampanga, to all.”
Eugenio-Trivino added, “With the full campus operations of Miriam College, the beginning of the development of the La Salle botanical gardens, the new facility we are building for golf enthusiasts, and eventually the first of our commercial and retail offers, we hope to build a community and space for all to create memorable adventures. ”
Media and special guests were given a preview of what’s in store for the festival with a walkthrough and hands-on experience of the game booths, food stalls, LED night kite display, and an official lighting ceremony.
At the heart of the festival are stunning, larger-than-life floats to introduce Alviera’s very own Christmas characters: Alvie, Sandy, Christoff, Sparkles, Fin, and the Jingle Belles. There will also be carnival-themed activities, as well as live music and food stalls. In collaboration with the Kite Association of the Philippines, the festival will also be featuring giant LED night kites, a first-ever in the Philippines. Festival goers can also enjoy special access to adventure destination SandBox, bike trails, and the exclusive Alviera Country Club.
“We hope to inspire kids and kids-at-heart to discover new places and to share new adventures with their family and loved ones especially during the Christmas season,” shared Eugenio-Trivino. “In the coming years, we look forward to offering more experiences for our community.”
Just a few hours from Metro Manila, Alviera is strategically located and is easily accessible via major expressway networks, the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX). This joint development by Ayala Land Inc. and Leonio Land Holdings Inc. is an integrated mixed-use estate surrounded by the scenic terrain of Porac, Pampanga.
Aside from commercial hubs, business districts, schools, and retail centers, Alviera provides a haven for those who enjoy adventure and the great outdoors at the SandBox, an outdoor activity center with a roller coaster-style zip line, climbing walls, and a high ropes course. For those who prefer something more exclusive, Alviera’s Country Club features sports and leisure amenities and a great local food selection.
There are various ticketing tiers for visitors to avail of. For as affordable as P125/head, guests can access the Alviera Northern Floats Festival and enjoy one Sandbox ride under the Sparkles package. For P375/head, the Sandy package includes entrance, a voucher worth P150 for food and drinks, a voucher worth P100 for activities, and one SandBox ride. Meanwhile, Fin package ticket holders, priced at P525/head can get an upgrade of the SandBox Package C ticket on top of inclusions for the Sandy package. This means each ticket holder will also have access to the SandBox Giant Swing, Free Fall, and Roller Coaster Zipline. Lastly, for those looking for the ultimate festival experience, the Alvie package, named after Alviera’s camp-ready character, is available for P725/head. Aside from the perks of Fin package ticket holders, those who avail of the Alvie package will have a one-day Alviera Country Club guest pass during the event with complimentary food and drinks.
The event is also made possible with the full support of the Municipality of Porac, Department of Tourism Region 3, Kite Association of the Philippines, Pepsi, Avida, Alveo and Get Ready with Me.