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  • Take Your Family Pic at These Instagram-Worthy Christmas Displays Around Metro Manila

    These malls and hotels pull out all the stops to bring the Christmas cheer
    by Lei Dimarucut-Sison .
Take Your Family Pic at These Instagram-Worthy Christmas Displays Around Metro Manila
PHOTO BY City of Dreams, SM Mall of Asia/Facebook
  • It's the first week of December, only three weeks away from Christmas. If your Christmas tree isn't up yet, you're not alone!

    As much as we all would like to put up our Christmas decorations at home early (which, they say, ups your happiness level), well...life happens. With all the things you need to do at work and at home, and with only so little time left, you may be thinking about foregoing the Christmas decor entirely. You know what — it might not be a bad idea at all, because your sanity and keeping your stress levels to a minimum are more important! (Okay, how about just one tiny tree?)

    Kidding aside, it's quite easy these days to get into the festive spirit without much effort (or cost): just visit your favorite hotel's lobby, or go to a mall near you! Here are some of them: 

    Ali Mall

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    One of the most enduring shopping malls has a towering tree for kids and kids-at-heart alike!

    Ali Mall is located at 13th Avenue, corner P. Tuazon Blvd, Cubao, Quezon City.

    Araneta City

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    The iconic Araneta City giant tree is now at its brightest at the Times Square Food Park. Now on its 38th year, it is still one of the most anticipated events in the City of Firsts. The centerpiece of the festivities is adorned with 750 pieces of 9-foot pine garlands; diamond ornaments (some as large as 30 inches); 250 cascading lights; sputnik and strobe lights; and over 1,500 Christmas balls in silver and gold, and teal.

    Ali Mall is located at Gateway Tower, Cubao, Quezon City.

    Bonifacio Global City

     

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    BGC has unveiled its stunning 55-foot Christmas tree centerpiece, standing tall at 7th Avenue! Capitol CommonsMake your holiday season even brighter. Inspired by the “Urban Light” installation in Los Angeles, California, Capitol Commons brings you Lights at the Park, here to stay until January 5, 2020.

    Bonifacio Global City is located in Taguig City.

    Capitol Commons

     

     

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    Make your holiday season even brighter with Lights at the Park at Capitol Commons, which is inspired by the “Urban Light” installation in Los Angeles, California. 

    Capitol Commons is located along Meralco Ave. corner Shaw Blvd. Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

     

    City of Dreams

     

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    The towering 32-foot Christmas tree and glistening decors and installations ties together this year’s theme, “Christmas of Dreams.” 

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    DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-inspired play space is staging a grand holiday parade on all weekends of the month including December 24, 25 and January 1 every 5 p.m. 

    A Trolls-themed holiday activity dubbed as “Trolls Holla Day” is happening until January 1, 2020. For Php 1,499, the Trolls VIP Package activity ticket includes an all-day pass at DreamPlay’s attractions with express check-in and attraction entry; passes at Cooking with Gingy’s Holla Day activity and at DreamWorks’ Holla Day Movie; a photo session with Poppy and Branch; and other sweet treats such as special Christmas Trolls Tree cookies and a Trolls candy milkshake.

    City of Dreams is located at Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Parañaque City.

    Crimson Hotel

     

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    The opulent Christmas tree at their Gallery, a creative installation made out of recycled materials such as plastic, paper, metal, and wood by upcycling artist Jevie Pagpaguitan, is the focal point of this glimmering festive wonderland.

    Crimson Hotel is located at 2609 Civic Dr, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

    Diamond Hotel

     

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    Marvel at this white, whimsical, 25-foot Christmas tree at the hotel lobby!

    Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila City.

    Discovery Primea

     

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    Feel right at home and enjoy the holiday festivities in luxury. Be sure to take photos beside the towering Christmas tree!

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    Discovery Primea is located at 6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City.

    Eastwood City

     

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    The 40-foot Christmas tree, adorned with toys and trinkets, has been up as early as September. Today, Eastwood City dazzles further as it lit up the entire township with its Christmas toy town display, which includes life-sized Christmas toy decorations, to add more color to the longest Christmas celebration in the Philippines. Eastwood City will also open the Christmas Village at Citywalk, the Christmas Fair at Central Plaza, a weekly Christmas Music Series, and a Santa Meet & Greet for the entire month of December.

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    Eastwood City is located in Bagumbayan, Quezon City.

    Gateway Mall

    Gateway Mall is located at Araneta Coliseum Araneta Center, Quezon City.

    Makati Shangri-La Hotel

     

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    Makati Shangri-La Hotel is located at Makati Avenue corner Ayala Avenue, Makati City.

    Mall of Asia

     

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    Mall of Asia is located at 123 Seaside Blvd, Pasay City.

    Marriott Hotel

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    Marriott Hotel Manila has dressed up their main lobby with this 20-feet Christmas tree, adorned with intricate elements for a Filipino touch.

    Marriott Hotel is located at 2 Resort Drive, Pasay City.

    New World Makati

     

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    New World Hotel celebrates its 25th anniversary with a sparkling display at their lobby, along with relaxing holiday stays, sumptuous dining offers, gift-worthy sweets and treats! It starts off the Yuletide with a raffle of 25 experiences and prizes including two-night stays at New World hotels in Saigon, Hong Kong, Petaling Jaya (Kuala Lumpur) complete with airfare and breakfast for two; a trip to Tokyo for two; an iPhone 11 128 GB; an Apple Watch Series 5 GPS 40mm; a pair of Apple Airpods with charging case; a Sony Smart KDL 40 inch full HD television; and five Belo Skin Treatment gift cards worth PHP5,000 each, to name a few.

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    New World Hotel is located at Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati City. 

    Resorts World Manila

     

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    Spend an entire day at Resorts World Manila shopping for gifts for your loved ones! Catch up with friends over coffee, watch a movie (or a play), or dine to your belly's content. Don't forget to take a selfie with the giant Christmas tree at The Plaza, Newport Mall!

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    Resorts World Manila is located at Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City.

    RWM Link Bridge

     

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    Traveling this holiday season? Take the crossing from Maxims Hotel to the Newport Grand Wing and catch the yuletide cheer on your way to the airport. 

    Shangri-La at the Fort

     

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    Experience a snowy North Pole Wonderland at the Shangri-La chain of hotels this holiday season!

    Shangri-La at the Fort is located at 30th Street corner 5th Ave, Taguig City.

    SM North EDSA

     

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    SM Aura

     

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    SM Megamall

     

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    The Peninsula Manila

     

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    Breathe in the yuletide sights at The Peninsula with its grand and elegant Christmas display at the Lobby.

    The Peninsula Manila is located at the corner of Ayala and Makati Avenue, Makati City.  

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