Northpoint opens Christmas Village

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Friday, December 20, 2013

HEAD off to Northpoint on JP Laurel in Bajada for the perfect Christmas photo with your family and friends, as this landmark condo development opens its Christmas decor to the public.

"Everyone is free to come and enjoy our festive Christmas Village decor and have their pictures taken with their loved ones," said Marlon B. Escalicas, Camella Davao general manager.

Resembling a small village celebrating the yuletide season, Northpoint's decor features colorful lighted houses and a church, giant lollipops and candy canes, and real trees decked with Christmas lights. Huge balls of tiny Christmas lights also adorn the age-old Acacia trees preserved by Northpoint on its grounds, illuminating the whole ensemble and lending a joyful Christmas spirit.

At the forefront of this yuletide tableau is a train reminiscent of the Polar Express, the magical train bound for the home of Santa Claus in North Pole.

We wanted to channel real Christmas spirit by featuring this train, which gives kids and those young at heart a feel of the magic of Santa Claus," said Fritzie Joy Gepolio of Camella Davao's Marketing Unit.

All these decor are designed to give Dabawenyos and those visiting Davao a real sense of Christmas and all the joy it brings, and are open for everyone to visit, view, and have their pictures taken with these as backdrop.

Northpoint's vibrant and jolly decor was launched in a grand lighting ceremony last Saturday, December 7, hosted by Mutya ng Dabaw 2013 Guia Hidalgo and graced by Camella staff and officers led by Escalicas, as well as Northpoint residents, brokers, agents, and guests.

A Christmas Bazaar kicked off the festivities on December 6, followed by a motorcade the next day and a Buyers Day that lasted well into the night. The lighting ceremony also featured special performances by Makabayan dancers, Star Power artist Joy Laquinario, and the Voice of the Philippines, Angelique Alcantara.

To make the lighting ceremony a truly fun-filled activity for all their buyers, visitors and guests, Camella also provided entertainment, refreshments, and free face painting for everyone. A Santa Claus also gave chocolates and candies to children who won the drawing contest.

Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre, a special guest during the lighting ceremony, expressed his thanks to Camella Davao for taking the initiative to showcase these Christmas decors to Davaoenos, serving as an inspiration and hope for the people despite of the recent calamity that hit Leyte last month.

"It's our way of giving back to the community that made our developments the number one choice of homebuyers," said Escalicas, adding that Northpoint's Christmas Village decor is open to the public the whole season.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on December 21, 2013.


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