City of Dreams Manila commenced the holiday festivities with a spectacular lighting ceremony of its 32-foot Christmas tree at the main entrance. Replete with 10,000 LED lights and ornaments , the tree is the resort’s centerpiece this season.
Christmas Tree Lighting at City of Dreams Manila
Dubbed as “Christmas of Dreams,” the event featured a mesmerizing performance by Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, who warmed the audience’s hearts with Philippine pop songs “Araw, Gabi” and “Ako’y Iyong Iyo”, and holiday melodies of “Joyful, Joyful” and “Christmas All Over the World”. The ceremonial tree lighting was officiated by Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez and his spouse Janet; Parañaque First District Congressman Eric Olivarez; Belle Corporation Chairman of the Executive Committee Willy Ocier; and City of Dreams Manila Chief Operating Officer Kevin Benning and his spouse Angel.
Festivities at COD Manila
The Christmas tree sets the tone for the holiday decor around the property including Nuwa, Nobu and Hyatt Regency. Danish designer Creation Group conceptualized and designed the decor, which Tema Design Philippines then executed. Creation Group is one of the world’s leading companies in the field of animated figures and mechanical display solutions. It is renowned for designing amusement parks, malls, family entertainment spaces, and hotels and restaurants.
As part of its commitment to sustainability, Benning stated that a solar rooftop at the parking building powers the Christmas tree lights and other decor. This is certainly a first among integrated resorts in the country.
Fun for the Family
City of Dreams Manila is also staging a holiday parade on weekends of December, including December 24, 25 and January 1 every 5 PM. The parade features well-loved DreamWorks characters, joined by a magical retinue of animated Christmas ornaments. The Electro Groovers, who are DreamPlay’s King Julien Dance Off Year 4 Grand Champion, will also take part in the festive parade.
A Trolls-themed holiday dubbed as “Trolls Holla Day” will also be held at DreamPlay from November 30, 2019 to January 1, 2020. The Trolls VIP Package includes an all-day pass at DreamPlay’s attractions; 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.
For celebratory treats and gift ideas, Café Society is offering Christmas favorites such as puto bumbong, and fruit cakes. Guests can also enjoy traditional Christmas hampers and create-your-own holiday hampers. Meanwhile, handcrafted chocolate confections and other treats are available at The Garage’s Chocol8. Café Society’s and Chocol8’s delectable sweets are available from November 11 to December 31.
Popular singers Jinky Vidal and Jeric Medina will perform at CenterPlay on December 2 at 10 PM.
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