There is nothing quite like a Filipino Christmas. The merriest time of the year never fails to fill the streets, homes, and even malls with Christmas carols that instantly wrap everyone up with feelings of warmth and joy. Shangri-La Plaza welcomes the season in the most melodious way possible, exactly how Filipinos make this holiday a true standout – with carols and bells.
“Our holiday celebration this year is inspired by Carol of the Bells, an enduring Christmas song that’s beloved for its angelic melody that evokes the wonder and excitement of the season,” shares Joy R. Polloso, Executive Vice President for Retail and Commercial at Shang Properties, Inc. “It’s one of the best songs to usher in the season with lines like ‘Christmas is here bringing good cheer.’”
“We want to highlight carols and bells that have become icons of the season, and focus on how the sounds of Christmas—from the ringing bells heralding Christ’s birth, to carolers hopping between houses and church bells sounding the 9-day Simbang Gabi—encourage us to embrace the good cheer and sentimentality the season brings. Shang imparts this message to our mall guests as a way to welcome this season of joy, peace, and harmony, wishing everyone a bountiful year ahead.”
At the Grand Atrium, mall guests are going to see massive hanging bells with a creative array of lighting that’s inspired by the dazzling colors of the aurora borealis and shooting stars. The design transforms the atrium into a place of wonder with the hanging bells gracefully moving up and down as the lights flicker and dance, giving spectators a magical out-of-this-world holiday light show.
Carols are also going to sound around the Shang as it is giving musicians and carolers the platform to perform merry tunes and nostalgic songs to delight every mall guest. Hear their choruses echo around the mall on November 12, 25, and 26 and December 10 and 17 at either Grand or East Atrium. Caroling has been a longstanding tradition that also highlights the Filipinos’ innate generosity and jovial nature. By putting the spotlight on musicians and Christmas carols this season, Shangri-La Plaza hopes to bring people together and cheer them up through enchanting melodies of love and faith.
Christmas at the Shang is never complete without the highly anticipated Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 11 at the Grand Atrium that is sure to bring melodious sights and sounds this season. Get ready for the ultimate holiday treat with The Shang Christmas Raffle! Receive one raffle coupon for every Php 2500 spent on purchases between November 5, 2023, and January 31, 2024, and stand a chance to win a brand new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado.
Kids are also going to get a chance to share their Christmas wishes with jolly old St. Nicholas at the Santa’s Corner up every Friday and weekend starting November 18 at Level 1, Main Wing. Or they can visit Santa’s Toy Factory and collect some gifts at the Toy Fair from November 27 to December 3 at the Grand Atrium. Explorers of all ages can also embrace creativity over the holidays with Lego Christmas that features the beloved brand’s festive Christmas sets and sought-after collections from December 4 to 10 at Level 1, Main Wing.
Be #InspiredByShang and bask in the medley of shared warmth and laughter, the allure of unexpected surprises around every turn, and experience the levels of happiness in shopping, dining, and the merriment of Christmas time here at the Shang!
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