Indeed, the Christmas season is just around the corner!
You can hear holiday tunes over the radio, colorful display around the the city and who can miss the tallest Christmas tree in Manila which was was lighted last Saturday amid much fanfare and festivities.
Now on its 9th year, the traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Tutuban Center, Manila’s Christmas shopping capital, carries the theme “Paskong Sulit sa Tutuban Center.” The theme was meant to uphold the image of Tutuban Center as the place where Filipino families and friends can spend their Christmas shopping time and make it super sulit sa saya at sa oras for family bonding.
“Christmas tree means something to each one of us. For Tutuban Center, it has always been our inspiration of happiness and celebration of being Manila’s Christmas shopping capital. With the Christmas tree, carnival, Tutuban Center Food Street, and the Tutuban Center Night Market, we offer the best value for people’s hard-earned money,” explains Ms. Sylvia Tecson, Vice President for Sales and Marketing of Tutuban Properties, Inc. (TPI).
The ceremony wwas held earlier than usual unlike in the past when it was held every November 30 or during Bonifacio Day. “It was changed into an earlier date because we want to kick off the Christmas season earlier than the usual this year,” adds. Ms. Tecson.
The Tutuban Center Christmas tree, which measures 50 feet tall, is made of materials coming from different provinces around Manila and was conceptualized by TPI team. It is the tallest tree Tutuban Center has ever had and is the tallest among other Christmas trees in Manila, a breakthrough in Tutuban Center’s history.
Since this year’s tree is much taller than previous ones, the tree-lighting ceremony will be held at the Tutuban Center Shopping Plaza, according to Ms. Tecson. Previous tree-lighting events were held within the Bonifacio Plaza beside the Bonifacio monument. It was also graced by telecommunications brand sponsors like My Phone and Talk and Text.
So head off to Tutuban Center and enjoy your Christmas shopping for the widest variety of quality and affordable items you can’t find anywhere.
Tutuban Center is located along C.M. Recto Avenue in Manila and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 12 midnight. Visit our Facebook page Fb.com/TutubanCenter, follow us at Twitter and Instagram accounts @TutubanCenter for details of the event.