Brightening the skies of Porac

The 1,714-hectare nature-integrated Alviera Country Club in Porac, Pampanga, is set to host the country’s first-ever Northern Floats Festival.

The family affair will feature larger-than-life inflatables of original Alviera characters: Alvie, Sandy, Christoff, Sparkles, Fin and the Jingle Belles. At the heart of the celebration are carnival-themed activities, such as game booths, zorbs, kite display, as well as live music and food stalls. Festival goers can also enjoy special access to SandBox, bike trails and the exclusive Alviera Country Club.

“After the pandemic, a lot of families are looking for new ways to bring the family outdoors,” Jennifer Chua, marketing manager at Ayala Land, said.

Ticketing tiers for visitors to avail of are: Sparkles, P125 (includes entrance fee and one sandbox ride, free fall or wall climbing); Sandy, P375 (includes entrance fee and P150 worth of food and drinks vouchers, one sandbox ride, giant swing or rappelling); Fin, P525 (includes entrance fee, P150 worth of food and drinks voucher P100 worth of activity voucher, and one sandbox package C ticket); and Alvie, P725 (include entrance fee, P150 worth of food and drinks voucher, P100 worth of activity voucher, one sandbox package C ticket and Alviera Country Club day pass with complimentary food and drinks).

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“The Northern Floats Festival is inspired by the natural beauty of Porac. As we developed the property [Alviera Country Club], we made sure that the natural beauty of the site is kept. It’s really the highlight of the whole development,” Chua said.

The festival will also be bringing the tradition of kite flying in partnership with the Kite Association of the Philippines to highlight night kites, the first of its kind in the Philippines.

Alviera is just a few hours from Metro Manila, strategically located and easily accessible via major expressway networks such as the North Luzon Expressway, Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway, and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway. This joint development by Ayala Land Inc. and Leonio Land Holdings Inc. is also surrounded by commercial hubs, business districts, schools, and retail centers.

“We plan to make this a regular community event in Pampanga,” Chua added.