Manila Hotel Lights Up: Ceremonial Christmas Tree Lighting

Manila Hotel is already beaming with beautiful lights and Christmas decors as early as November 2! Their giant Christmas tree was lit up that day in a festive celebration led by Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and Manila Hotel executives.

 “Ang Ating Tanging Yaman” (Our Treasured Heritage) is this year’s theme showcasing Filipino Christmas traditions in Manila Hotel.

Bahay na Bato” at The Manila Hotel

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Christmas décors were a product of world-renowned event stylist Rachy Cuna‘s creativity making the elegant Manila Hotel lobby even more lively in tune with the holiday season. The Christmas decors mainly used local materials with highlights of gold, warm grey, and white.

From the main entrance, guests were greeted by the “Bahay na Bato” which is a symbolism of the old Filipino traditions dating back to the pre-colonial era of Philippine history.

Inside, you will be delighted to see gifts in various form and sizes for kids, and even adults. Chocolates, souvenir items and toys for kids are also on sale.

Christmas Trees
Christmas Trees at the lobby
Bahay na Bato
Bahay na Bato at Manila Hotel
Manila Hotel Christmas Tree
Manila Hotel: Local materials in burnished gold, warm grey and white

Here are more photo snippets we took during the ceremonial Christmas Tree Lighting event at The Manila Hotel.

Manila Hotel Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Manila Hotel Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Seats For Two
Mrs. Seats For Two beside the decors
CEU Choir
CEU Choir Performance
Chocolates and Souvenir Items from Bahay na Bato
Chocolates and Souvenir Items from Bahay na Bato
Christmas at Manila Hotel
Manila Hotel's lovely Christmas Tree
Manila Hotel Christmas Tree for the kids of House of Refuge
Seat For Two
Seat For Two at Manila Hotel Ceremonial Tree Lighting Event

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The ceremonial tree lighting was followed by gift giving, performances by CEU choir and a special dinner prepared by Manila Hotel. We also had a sumptuous dinner for two at the elegant Champagne Room. We will share this romantic dinner in a separate post soon!

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