A Spectacular Display of Parol Lanterns in Historic Filipinotown

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Historic Filipinotown Parol parade was bigger this 2016 with the participation of 2 high school marching bands .  More than 30 beautiful parols were showcased . Top prize was parol number 12 won by Marissa Pecson of Los Angeles. Her winning entry was chosen first place for its originality with the use of indigenous materials. Second place was the Kalayaan entry number 10 designed and made by Relson Banas. Third place winners were number 11 and number 2.

It was a spectacular display of handmade parol lanterns on the streets of Historic Filipinotown on the night of December 2, a reminiscence of the Christmas tradition in the Philippines. It was  a night to remember for all Filipino Americans that here in our own Filipinotown, Christmas is alive the Filipino way.

Miss Philippines USA