The holidays are in full swing with Christmas carols filling the halls, and tinsel and mistletoe decorating ever corner of the shops. New, delightful experiences await customers this Yuletide season, and leading the exciting festivities is Ayala Malls, the premier lifestyle mall in the country.
Ayala Malls kicked off the holiday season with “Lov’Em Lit Holidays” on Nov. 9, 2016 at The Gallery, Greenbelt 5. “Christmas is close to our hearts because it’s about family. And this year, we want our shoppers to feel a heart-warming Christmas at Ayala Malls - it being their second home. We have put together activities that the whole family can enjoy together – a dance production that will mesmerize, symphonies that will captivate, and, of course, our Christmas markets where shoppers can get wonderful gift ideas,” shares Rowena Tomeldan, President of Ayala Land Malls Inc.
At the Christmas launch, Jaime Zobel Ayala, a staunch supporter of the arts, unveiled his newest contemporary work, a mix of photos and textures that capture the color, vibrancy and energy of the Christmas spirit. This amazing piece – which is on display inside the tunnel leading to Greenbelt 3 – is one of his many efforts to celebrate Pinoy culture.
At the event launch, Ayala Malls also debuted its special video, “Lov’ Em This Christmas.” This unique presentation, created in collaboration with Ayala Malls’ partners, service providers and customers, aims to inspire and showcases some of the familiar faces at Ayala Malls.
MUSICAL TIDINGS BY AYALA MALLS
In the weeks leading up to the Christmas, Ayala Malls gifts you with more surprises and amazing experiences to make your holidays with the family more memorable.
This November, celebrity performers will be serenading the Christmas crowds at your favourite malls. Fall in love with the soothing voices of Daryl Ong at Glorietta (Nov 11), Piolo Pascual at Alabang Town Center (Nov 13) and Market! Market! (Dec 2), Xian Lim at Harbor Point (Nov 25), and Sam Milby at TriNoma (Nov 27).
Bringing more fun energy to the festivities will be the Steps Dance Project, who will impress the crowds with their powerful, world-class routines in I Got Stung, a performance inspired by the music of Sting. Directed and choreographed by James Laforteza, the show’s stars, former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performers Aubree Brown and Jamal Brown, will take the stage and mesmerize audiences with their virtuoso dancing. The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater is one of the renowned institutions in the US, famed for its pioneering vision in choreography and dance. For this special presentation, former Alvin Ailey superstar Maribeth Roxas- Dobrish lends her talent and artistic expertise as guest choreographer. Over the decades, Roxas-Dobrish has built a name for herself as a brilliant performer, and has become an inspiring figure in the industry.
Putting a childlike touch to the Christmas carols will be the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra. They will be touring the metro as part of their fundraising initiative to build their new home, the MSO Recital Hall, at Circuit Lane. Catch them as these young, gifted musicians – ages 8 to 18 - share their time and talents. They will be at Market! Market! on Dec 3, Greenbelt on Dec 10, Ayala Malls Southpark on Dec 11, Ayala Malls Solenad on Dec 16, UP Town Center on Dec 17, and Alabang Town Center on Dec 18. The quartets will be delighting mall-goers of Glorietta on Dec 3, 11 and 17; and Abreeza on Nov 19. Enjoy the complete blend of symphonies as the full Manila Symphony Orchestra comes together on Nov 16 at Greenbelt. On Dec 4 and 10, make your loved one’s feel more special on Christmas with front row seats at the best musical show this holiday season. Catch “Singing Santa” on December 4 and 10 at Glorietta.
MORE TO DISCOVER
Never find yourself bored at Ayala Malls as a slew of fun experiences and surprises await mall-goers these coming weeks. You can head to Glorietta on Nov 25-27, Dec 2-4 and Dec 9-21 to take part in the DIY Station. Here you can explore your creativity and add that personal touch to your gifts with the help of Zig Philippines and Wooden Mallet. On those same dates, check out the Hot Cocoa Station at Bo’s Coffee and feel the warmth of Christmas. Then on Dec 1 until Jan 8, 2017, revel in the warm scents of gingerbread as you fashion your own Gingerbread House at Glorietta
At the other hotspot in Makati, Greenbelt will be unveiling its own amazing treats. On Nov 16, delight in the glittering displays that will light up the sky as Greenbelt launches its own fireworks and Christmas lights show. They will be partnering with the Sto. Nino Chapel Ministry Group for this fun endeavors.
On Nov 14 to Dec 18, pick up the perfect gifts for your fashionable family at the Designers Bazaar to be held at The Gallery, Greenbelt. Bring the kids and the kids-at-heart on November and December to the Holiday Crafts Workshops where you can make and decorate your own Christmas ornaments. Take home not only a lovely piece for your Christmas tree, but have your spirits lifted knowing that proceeds will all go to charity.
In the South, Alabang Town Center brings a new level of fun to the homey, posh community. On Dec 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 25 and Jan 1, 2017, Alabang Town Center will celebrate the holidays with a bang, with its spectacular fireworks display. The communities in the South will also come together on Dec 1-18 to host their own community shows. Southville Grade School and High School, Beacon House, CCF, San Beda, Learning Garden Montessori, De La Salle and Dance Theater Manille will be taking the stage with their own exciting performances/ shows.
TriNoma hits it up in the north with its Christmas launch on Nov 5. Welcome the holidays with the Yuletide Rhythms Concert series (Dec 3, 10 and 17), fireworks display (Dec 3, 10 , 17, 25 and Jan 1, 2017), and Meet & Greets with Santa on Dec 4, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25.
Feel the warmth of Christmas at Abreeza Mall. Make your lists and don’t forget to check them twice before heading to the Pre-Christmas Sale on Nov 14 to 20, and the MTE Christmas Bazaar on Nov 25 to Dec 10. In the mad dash before Christmas Eve, head to the Holiday Rush Sale on Dec 14 to 18. You can also make your kid’s dream come true when you bring them to meet Santa on Dec 16 to 25.
Of course, as we remember our loved ones with thoughtful gift, we give thanks to the One responsible for all our blessings. From Dec 15-24, the faithful can head to Ayala Malls’ respective chapels and multi-purpose halls to honor the time-held tradition of Simbang Gabi.
Revel in new, amazing experiences and discover a whole world of fun this Christmas, only at Ayala Malls.