City of Dreams Manila officially kicked off the Yuletide festivities with “Light Me Up,” a spectacular and synchronized holiday lights and sounds show at a unique lighting ceremony of its towering 32-foot Christmas tree that greets guests at the resort’s main entrance. The tree, following the Winter Wonderland-inspired décor, glistens with white ornaments, glimmering lights, as soaring ice crystals, snowmen, small Christmas trees, and a life-size Santa’s sleigh with reindeers surround it.
Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez and his spouse Janet, Belle Corporation Chairman of the Executive Committee Willy Ocier, and City of Dreams Manila Chief Operating Officer Kevin Benning spearheaded the lighting ceremony, and were joined by beauty queens Ms. Eco International 2018 Cynthia Tomalla and Ms. World 2018 First Princess Chanel Morales.
The “Bedazzle” synchronized lights and sounds show ushered in the festive season and the beginning of the luxury integrated resort’s line up of Christmas activities. The dazzling show features a festive production of about 10, 000 multi-colored lights dancing to jovial beats which will be shown on Saturdays and Sundays of December including Christmas Day, every first 15 minutes of the hour from 1 PM to 5 PM.
Jona, an award-winning singer and popularly known as the fearless diva for her belting voice, also serenaded guests with classic holiday songs including “Joy to the World” and “Winter Wonderland.”
The winter wonderland Christmas décor was conceptualized by the Danish designer Creation Group, which has designed amusement parks, malls, family entertainment spaces, hotels, and restaurants; and Tema Design Philippines, which executed the various installations within the property. The festive ornaments are interspersed across the integrated luxury resort and its three luxury hotel brands Nobu, Hyatt, and Nuwa to create a vibrant mood for the holidays.
“There will be children’s moments with Santa Christmas goodies and hampers at Café Society, fun family activities at DreamPlay with new characters Poppy and Branch from DreamWorks animated film Trolls, dining promotions at signature restaurants Nobu Manila, The Tasting Room and Crystal Dragon, more Yuletide treats at Chocol8 at The Garage, and other thrills at The Garage, a VR Zone and food park – making City of Dreams Manila a destination of choice, as we ‘tease the season’ for memorable Christmas celebrations with families and friends,” Mr. Benning stated.
Lucky Dream Rewards and Signature Club members can join the “It’s A Deal” promotion running from November 1 to December 29. Lucky draws are scheduled every Friday and Saturday at 7 PM and 10 PM at CenterPlay. Members looking for gift ideas can visit the three-day holiday bazaar from November 16 to 18 at the Grand Ballroom.
For gustatory delights, an indulgent selection of holiday treats and gift ideas for loved ones such as holiday cakes, breads, cookies, and chocolates are available at Café Society and Chocol8 from November 12 until December 31, 2018. The adorable chocolate Santa Claus confections in small or large sizes and colorful gingerbread cookie houses on display at these shops also make for both a charming yuletide décor and a delectable treat.
At Café Society, traditional Christmas hampers, Panettone favorites, and Christmas homemade items at The Chocolate Room are being offered. For those who want their Christmas hampers personalized, one can curate their own customized hamper from a wide array of homemade items, pies, stollens, pastries, and other goodies available at the café.
For the kids and kids at heart, DreamPlay, the only Dreamworks-inspired play space in the world is holding the “Trolls the Holiday” for the Yuletide season; while at the newly opened The Garage VR Zone and food park, live performances from various talented artists are lined up on weekends from 9 PM to 12 MN.