With Christmas right around the corner, everybody in the city is gearing up for festivities. See how some of our favorite spots in the Metro have kicked off their own celebrations.
Diamond Hotel turned into Tinsel Wonderland with the lighting of its new Christmas tree in the hotel lobby. Musical performances by the scholars of Bantay Bata 163, ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Foundation, Philippine Institute for the Deaf, Pansol Choir QC and Bayanihan, The National Folk Dance Company of the Philippines brought an extra yuletide glow. Even Father Christmas made a special guest appearance!
Marco Polo’s Chocolate
Ever heard of a chocolate village? That’s what Marco Polo Ortigas Manila resembles, after it unveiled its new Christmas tree. Guests were welcomed with the voices of the Sisters of Mary Boystown choir group. They were then treated to a dance performance by the kids of Riversprings School, the unveiling of the Wings of Hope tree of Philippine Eagle plush toys and the lighting of the 25-foot Christmas tree by Pasig City’s Mayor Robert Eusebio, Samuel Po and general manager Frank Reichenbach.
Santa Baby at the Crimson Hotel Alabang
Crimson Hotel Alabang welcomed the holiday season with a gorgeous, Santaville-themed tree-lighting ceremony. The Gallery was decorated with green and red ornaments, Santa Houses, gingerbread structures and a Christmas Village made of upcycled decor by Jevie Pagpaguitan. The tree lighting itself was preluded by a narration of a moving Christmas story and a performance by the San Beda College Alabang Symphony Orchestra and the HISVOCES BEDA Chorale.
A Class Act at Central Square
It’s all about Christmas classics at Central Square. The Central Square team invited everyone to discover the true meaning of the yuletide season with their “Traditions of Christmas,” starting with their towering tree adorned in large red and gold Christmas ornaments. A star sits triumphantly at the top of the tree, and overlooks a plush red armchair and large boxes of presents, reminding everyone that the holidays are a time of sharing and giving.