Christmas trees around Metro Cebu

The Christmas Trees of Cebu for 2018

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The Sun­Star Live! team went around the metro to check out Christmas trees in sev­eral pop­u­lar es­tab­lish­ments, from the tow­er­ing 30-foot tree at the Jpark Is­land Re­sort and Water­park to the tree at the Seda Ay­ala Cen­ter Cebu that was cov­ered with indige­nous ma­te­ri­als.

Atime for love, a cel­e­bra­tion of life—noth­ing marks Christmas like a tow­er­ing tree; cov­ered with all the tin­sel and bells, sur­rounded with lights, and that mag­nif­i­cent star on top of it, re­mind­ing us of the Di­vine plan.

Here are some of Cebu’s beau­ti­ful Christmas trees this year.

Jpark Is­land Re­sort and Water­park

Jpark Is­land Re­sort and Water­park in­tro­duced the tallest Christmas tree (30 feet) in Mac­tan last Nov. 15. Dec­o­rated with col­or­ful Christmas balls and can­dies, and a star and Christmas an­gels on top, the tree re­flects the am­biance of the ho­tel: sweet, play­ful and full of color. Chil­dren from Jpark’s part­ner, the Lapu-Lapu City Home Care Cen­ter, showed their grat­i­tude for all the sup­port they’ve re­ceived as they sang some Christmas songs. / MMC

Ap­pleOne Prop­er­ties Inc.

Homegrown real es­tate de­vel­oper Ap­pleOne Prop­er­ties Inc. in­tro­duced its 12-foot clas­sic green Christmas tree filled with candy canes and Santa Claus minia­tures last Nov. 26. For this year’s Christmas, its goal is to re­live the tra­di­tional Christmas vibes when chil­dren used to gather un­der the Christmas tree wait­ing for Santa Claus to give them gifts. / MMC

Mon­te­bello Villa Ho­tel

Mon­te­bello Villa Ho­tel brought joy to the world last Dec. 3 as it lit its Christmas tree adorned with na­tive parols (lanterns) made of capiz shells, snowflakes and Christmas lights. The com­bi­na­tion of na­tive lanterns and snowflakes al­lows both lo­cals and for­eign­ers to feel at home this sea­son. / MMC

Di­a­mond Suites Ho­tel

Di­a­mond Suites Ho­tel wel­comed the sea­son last Dec. 5 with its eight-foot Christmas tree adorned with sil­ver and gold Christmas decors. Sym­bol­iz­ing the eight won­der­ful years of the ho­tel’s ex­is­tence, the tree stands be­side an in­door fire place dec­o­rated with Christmas stock­ings and a Christmas wreath. / MMC

Sum­mit Gal­le­ria Cebu

The ho­tel’s Christmas tree is ac­cen­tu­ated with golden or­na­ments, mu­sic sheets and gui­tars, and a “puso” above the tree to rep­re­sent the Queen City. The light­ing cer­e­mony last Nov. 17 was a merry one, es­pe­cially for the chil­dren of the ho­tel’s part­ner char­ity, Lit­tle Ser­vants of Christ the King Or­phan­age. A bal­let per­for­mance by Turn­ing Point School of Bal­let and Mu­sic, and Christmas car­ols from Cebu’s Chil­dren Choir, com­pleted the hol­i­day event. / PPC

SM City Cebu

SM City Cebu’s Christmas Tree light­ing event last Nov. 8 wowed every­one with its bright and col­or­ful Christmas tree dom­i­nated by bright tones of red, green and gold. Across all SM Malls, the Bears of Joy project was also launched: Each time you purchase two Bears of Joy, one will be do­nated. / Irene Labu­cay, STC In­tern

Quest Ho­tel & Con­fer­ence Cen­ter Cebu

Quest Ho­tel & Con­fer­ence Cen­ter Cebu held its an­nual bell-ring­ing cer­e­mony last Nov. 14. With its Wish­ing Tree, Quest gives back to the com­mu­nity in part­ner­ship with Seed Stu­dio Toys and Lorenzo Ceniza. The project sells hand­crafted toys and stylish beaded bags made by lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, and is for the ben­e­fit of the Philip­pine Ac­ces­si­ble Dis­abil­ity Ser­vices Inc.’s Adap­tive Sports and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter. / PPC

Robin­sons Gal­le­ria Cebu

Robin­sons Gal­le­ria Cebu’s “Win­ter Hol­i­day Tree” was de­signed with huge win­dow panes and white, red and gold or­na­ments. The tree light­ing cer­e­mony was also a starstud­ded one with Ka­pam­ilya stars RK Ba­gats­ing and Joseph Marco. Soror­ity from Rock Repub­lic sang a few Christmas songs, and Robin­sons Land Corp. gave out Christmas gifts and bas­kets to its ben­e­fi­ciary, Te­jero Day­care Cen­ter. / PPC

bai Ho­tel Cebu

bai Ho­tel Cebu had its tree light­ing cer­e­mony last Nov. 23 to­gether with its grand open­ing. Be­fore the night cul­mi­nated with the Grand Open­ing Gala, a mag­i­cal cer­e­mony took place, show­cas­ing the tow­er­ing tree cov­ered with all kinds of beau­ti­ful Christmas or­na­ments. It looked ev­ery bit the per­fect cen­ter­piece at the ho­tel’s lobby.

/ PPC

Seda Ay­ala Cen­ter Cebu

Sea Ay­ala Cen­ter Cebu held its tree light­ing cer­e­mony last Nov. 19. The tree was cov­ered with indige­nous ma­te­ri­als like pan­dan, banig, abaca etc. Guests were also treated to a mu­si­cal per­for­mance by the Bukas Palad Mu­sic Min­istry (Fidelis Choir). Seda part­nered with Smile Train this year, and two “Smile Trees” can be found at the lobby where guests can purchase Christmas or­na­ment cards for the ben­e­fit of the foun­da­tion. / MRL

38 Park Av­enue

Cebu Land­mas­ters Inc. had its Christmas Tree light­ing cer­e­mony at 38 Park Av­enue, lo­cated at Cebu IT Park. The theme “Golden, Sparkling Christmas” fea­tured a tree decked in gold tin­sel gar­land, Christmas ball or­na­ments and ici­cle cur­tain lights. The UV Cho­rale ser­e­naded the guests. CLI part­nered with Chil­dren’s Hour for its Christmas Open House, as a por­tion for each reser­va­tion made dur­ing the cer­e­mony will be given to Chil­dren’s Hour. / MRL

Shangri-La’s Mac­tan Re­sort and Spa Cebu

In cel­e­bra­tion of the re­sort’s 25th an­niver­sary, shades of sil­ver with touches of blue il­lu­mi­nated the halls of Shangri-La’s Mac­tan Re­sort and Spa. Its Car­ing Tree, a 12-foot fiber­glass cre­ation, is part of its CSR ini­tia­tive. Make a child’s wish come true by drop­ping by the tree and mak­ing a do­na­tion. / MRL

Blue­wa­ter Marib­ago Beach Re­sort

Cel­e­brat­ing “Pasko sa Blue­wa­ter,” the re­sort’s tree is 20-feet tall, dec­o­rated with na­tive parol “lanterns” in dif­fer­ent sizes and col­ors. Apart from that, it also launched its “Balay Pasko” where guests can shop for hol­i­daythemed sweet and sa­vory treats. The re­sort will be do­ing a series of CSR ac­tiv­i­ties ben­e­fit­ing the peo­ple of Marib­ago as a way of giv­ing back to the place it calls home. / MRL

Ay­ala Cen­ter Cebu

With the theme “Awaken Amaz­ing Christmas Won­der,” Ay­ala Cen­ter Cebu kicked off the hol­i­days with a tree light­ing cer­e­mony last Nov. 5. Its tree is adorned with a “puso,” as well as stars cov­ered in fab­ric with eth­nic pat­terns—a nod to the Philip­pines’ rich cul­ture. To cel­e­brate the sea­son, Ay­ala launched a series of events that will take place over the next cou­ple of weeks, in­clud­ing “Awit at Laro” on Dec.12 fea­tur­ing Gary Va­len­ciano. / CBQ

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