CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The holiday cheer is on at the Robinsons Starmills San Fernando as it lighted up its giant Christmas tree at the mall atrium over the weekend.
The lighting up of the 25-foot tall Christmas tree adorned with sparkling blue, white and green ribbons, wreaths and balls marked the start of the Yuletide season in the “Home of Kapampangan Festivals.”
This year’s glittery and sparkling theme showcased in the Christmas decorations installed all over the mall aims to share the beauty of the holiday season to Kapampangans and tourists, said Robinsons Land Regional Operations Manager Jodee Paulette Arroyo.
The ceremonial lighting was made more sparkling with the performances of Kapampangan artist Jonas David and Kapamilya star Richard Yap who serenaded the crowd with Christmas songs, including the first original Kapampangan Christmas song “Mamasku Ta Pampanga.”
“Robinsons Starmills wants to share the experience to fellow our fellow Kapampangans and tourists the uniqueness of the Christmas spirit only here at the Christmas capital of the Philippines,” she said.
Dubbed as the Home of Kapampangan Festivals, Robinsons Starmills will also host the Sinukwan Festival and the much awaited Giant Lantern Festival as part of its Christmas offerings, Arroyo added.
Aside from the Christmas tree lighting, a magical fireworks display also lighted up the sky to the delight of the mall goers and shoppers.
And since it is the season of giving, children with special needs from Inocencio Magtoto Foundation were also treated in an afternoon of fun and received toy packs from the mall management.
Mayor Edwin Santiago, who also graced event, expressed his gratitude to Robinsons Starmills for sustaining its endeavor in promoting the Kapampangan and Fernandino culture.
He also cited the continuous effort of the mall management to reach out to the marginalized and needy sector, especially the special children, from the City of San Fernando.
Published in the SunStar Pampanga newspaper on November 15, 2017.
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