Pokemon-themed Christmas Village set to light up Baguio City

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A Baguio resort combines traditional holiday decor with a popular video game to spice up its Christmas Village.

Baguio City (CNN Philippines) — Are you up for a not-so-usual Christmas treat? Then your destination should be to the north of the country.

It's a Pokemon-themed yuletide for Baguio Country Club as it reopens its popular Christmas Village Resort.

In time for its sixth year run on November 11, the annual Christmas Village is introducing Pokemon characters -- a new feature to its Christmas scenes.

Andrew Pinero, Baguio Country Club customer service department manager, said the Pokemon theme would spice up the event.

"Kids identify with the theme kaagad pag nakita nila yung Pokemon. It has a certain appeal sa mga bata- and di lang bata- yung old, alike," he said.

[Translation: Kids identify with the theme as soon as they see the Pokemon. It has a certain appeal for kids- and not just kids- but old, alike.]

The Pokemon theme will not overshadow the usual Christmas decors.

"We still stay true to the original theme of Christmas," Pinero said.

The Christmas Village at the club's main gate is a yearly showcase of recycled resources from the club's operations turned into colorful, festive decorations.

Around 80 percent of the decorations are made from recycled materials -- from old sewer pipes, golf balls and used room key cards to plastic utensils and wine bottles.

The structures and trees are made from trimmings and fallen trees from the club's premises.

Artificial snow makers were added around the village to mimic snow which covers the entire mini-village.

The Christmas Village -- currently on a soft opening -- will formally run on November 11 to January 8.

The village is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, and extends to 11 p.m. on  weekends.

Entrance is free to all Baguio Country Club members, as well as children below 3 years old and persons with disabilities.

For the public, an entrance fee of P100 is charged for adults and those above 13 years old, while children from four to 12 are charged P50.

Wearing of slippers is not allowed in the village as well as pets, food and drinks.

Baguio City-based journalist Karl Lapniten and CNN Philippines' Digital Producer Amanda Lingao contributed to this report.