Apia Broadcasting Ltd. launched its first live Christmas carols and lights show in front of the Government building on Friday night.
It is an initiative of the company which runs TV3, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which provides a show of Christmas lights and carols from 18 December until Christmas Eve.
The General Manager of TV3 was thankful for the L.D.S. Church’s support for their show, as well as the support of their sponsors.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi delivered the keynote address at the launch, where he thanked the leader of the L.D.S. Church and the television station for bringing the spirit of Christmas to Samoa. The theme throughout the event, Eight Days of Christmas, was “My Island of Christmas”.
Taimalie Sapele Faalogo, of the L.D.S. Church, said the Church’s Christmas programme started in 1993 at Pesega.
That saw them decorate their compound with lights to spread the spirit of Christmas to the community.
However, it was put on hold due to space concerns.
Taimalie thanked TV3 staff for their work getting the festive celebration running at the Government building.
The theme song, “My Island of Christmas”, was performed by TV3’s young stars finalist.
That was followed by caroling and entertainment from the Police band and choir.
Photos in tomorrow's edition.