November 17, 2017

City of Dreams Manila ushers in the 'Wonders of Christmas' with an annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

City of Dreams Manila officially kicked-off Yuletide festivities with the lighting of a 32-foot Christmas tree as the main highlight of its European-themed décor replete with two towering 22-foot nutcrackers, life-size Santa’s log cabin and sleigh at the main entrance.

City of Dreams Manila’s Christmas Tree Lighting (L-R standing): Ms. Earth Philippines 2017-Ms. Eco-Tourism Vanessa Mae Castillo, celebrity Karylle, Belle Corporation Vice Chair Willy Ocier, City of Dreams Manila Property President Geoff Andres, Mrs. Janet Olivares, Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez, Parañaque First District Congressman Eric Olivarez, and Ms. Earth Philippines 2017-Fire Nelza Bautista spearheaded the lighting ceremony, together with the Southside ballerinas (seated). 
Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez and his wife Janet, Parañaque First District Congressman Eric Olivarez, Belle Corporation Vice Chair Willy Ocier and City of Dreams Manila Property President Geoff Andres spearheaded the lighting ceremony and were joined by celebrity Karylle and Ms. Earth Philippines 2017’s: Ms. Eco-Tourism Vanessa Mae Castillo and Ms. Fire Nelza Bautista.

(L-R) Ms. Earth Philippines 2017-Fire Nelza Bautista, Belle Corporation Vice Chair Willy Ocier, City of Dreams Manila Property President Geoff Andres, Ms. Earth Philippines 2017-Ms. Eco-Tourism Vanessa Mae Castillo and lank the Southside ballerinas Mrs. Janet Olivares, Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez, Parañaque First District Congressman Eric Olivarez, and Ms. Earth Philippines 2017-Fire Nelza Bautista led the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Karylle also serenaded guests with classic holiday songs” Carol of the Bells”, “Angels We Have Heard On High” and “All I Want For Christmas Is You”. Hosted by Chaos Night Club Entertainment Manager and coincidentally Ms. World Philippines 2017 finalist Cristina Coloma, the program also featured an eight-piece ensemble from the Manila Symphony Orchestra with DJ Mica Atkinson, and the Southside ballerinas.

Karylle serenaded the audience with holiday melodies at City of Dreams Manila’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony


In his welcome remarks, Andres attributed the property’s Christmas décor concept to the Danish designer Creation Group, which has designed amusement parks, malls, family entertainment spaces and hotels and restaurants, and Tema Design Philippines which executed the displays and various fiberglass installations.

City of Dreams Manila’s Property President Geoff Andres rendered his welcome remarks during the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

During the holiday season, Santa will be present at the log cabin installed at the main entrance and distribute sweet treats to guests during weekends of December. Various choirs will perform holiday melodies also every weekend up to December 25 at The Shops on the upper ground against a cluster of golden Christmas trees with fairies in flight. For magical photo ops, a 22-foot teddy bear covered in LED lights will be a favored backdrop at the garden by Nobu Hotel, as it sets the holiday mood and illuminates the integrated resort’s outdoor and garden space.

A Yuletide fairy brought enchantment at the European-themed Christmas display at the main entrance of City of Dreams Manila


European-themed décor of its Christmas display at the main entrance of City of Dreams Manila


Southside ballerinas performed a special dance number with the presence of officials who led the Christmas tree lighting ceremony (from left): Belle Corporation Vice Chair Willy Ocier, City of Dreams Manila Property President Geoff Andres, Mrs. Janet Olivares, Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez, Parañaque First District Congressman Eric Olivarez3. Ms. Earth Philippines 2017-Ms. Eco-Tourism Vanessa Mae Castillo, Ms. Earth Philippines 2017-Fire Nelza Bautista, Southside ballerinas at the European-themed Christmas installation at the main entrance of City of Dreams Manila

DreamPlay will hold its annual Christmas-themed activity “Shrek the Halls” from December 2 to January 2, while a three-day bazaar for Dream Rewards members from November 24 to 26will be held at the Grand Ballroom. Staycation packages at Crown Towers Manila, Nobu Hotel Manila and Hyatt are on offer until December 31. Holiday menus and promotions will be offered in Nobu Manila, Crystal Dragon, Red Ginger, Wave, Café Society, and The Café at the Hyatt and in the other dining establishments.

Manila Symphony Orchestra performed Christmas songs at City of Dreams Manila’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Chaos Entertainment Manager and coincidentally Ms. World Philippines 2017 finalist Cristina Coloma hosted the event


Ms. Earth Philippines 2017-Fire Nelza Bautista and Ms. Earth Philippines 2017-Ms. Eco-Tourism Vanessa Mae Castillo planks the Southside ballerinas at the European-themed Chrismas décor of City of Dreams Manila

Chaos will fly in international DJ Ookay to perform on December 8, while New Year’s Eve countdown parties at Chaos and CenterPlay will highlight top local performing artists including True Faith on December 31.

Yuletide themed cookies at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony



Manila Symphony Orchestra performed Christmas songs at City of Dreams Manila’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony


Ms. Earth Philippines 2017-Fire Nelza Bautista and Ms. Earth Philippines 2017-Ms. Eco-Tourism Vanessa Mae Castillo with the Southside ballerinas at the European-themed Chrismas décor of City of Dreams Manila.
A 22-foot teddy bear covered in LED lights at the garden area near the Nobu pool

For inquiries and reservations, guests can call 800 8080, e-mail guestservices@cod-manila.com, or visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com. Dream Rewards membership sign-up is free.


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