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Christmas trees in Cebu (Conclusion)

CHRISTMAS trees are towering symbols of love, peace and joy. With this in mind, establishments in Cebu have readied their own Christmas trees in celebration of the season. Take a look at some of the notable Christmas trees in Metro Cebu:

SM City Cebu

Experience the world of Santa Claus at SM City Cebu. The mall’s gigantic 33-foot Christmas tree is embellished with the iconic glittery Christmas balls in bright tones of red, green and gold. Surrounding the tree are figures of reindeers and Santa together with his elves. The lighting of the Christmas tree was indeed memorable with the presence of the children under the care of Kythe Foundation Inc. Kids enjoyed the gift treats of the SM City Cebu management. Delighting the audience during the lighting ceremony were dancers in Santa’s elves costumes. (MRC)

JPark Island Resort and Waterpark

Ushering in the season, JPark Island Resort and Waterpark lit its Christmas tree and gigantic Christmas wreath—both looking like the number 10—as the biggest waterpark in Cebu celebrates its 10th year in the industry. This year’s theme is “Traditional Christmas. The program kicked off with Christmas carols from the Angelicus Children’s Choir followed by a presentation from the children of Lapu-Lapu City Home Care Center. (MMC)

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino welcomed the holidays on a high note with not one but 22 Christmas trees of different sizes sprawled across the lobby. With the theme “A Christmas Fantasy,” the hotel aims to bring out the inner child of every guest and spread the holiday cheer this season with its grand collection of trees. (CBQ)

IL Corso

For its first-ever Christmas tree lighting, IL Corso deviated from the typical pine tree and opted for a multi-pronged snowflake structure that illuminated the mall. Keeping with the winter theme, Elsa, Anna, and Olaf of “Frozen” were present during the tree lighting to set the mood for the upcoming holiday festivities. (CBQ)

Vibo Land

Vibo Group of Companies lit up the whole of Vibo Place with three Christmas Trees inspired by what Vibo stands for (vitality, inspiration, balance and oomph). Using evergreen trees spruced with native touches, these represent the three companies under its name: Vibo Land, Cebu Grand Hotel and Axis Entertainment Avenue. (MRL)

Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort & Spa

Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort & Spa opted for classic touches to its tree with its blue, silver and gold embellishments along with the traditional nativity; a nod to the resort’s aesthetics and traditions. (MRL)

Radisson Blu Cebu

Radisson Blu Cebu ushered in the holidays with “A Classical Christmas at the Blu,” an exclusive event filled with merry sights, festive music and lighthearted cheer as the deluxe hotel lit up its iconic 32-foot Christmas tree in brilliant hues of blue, teal and silver. (CCP)

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Themed “Christmas Around the World,” Marco Polo Plaza’s Tree of Hope is trimmed with dolls that are dressed in different national costumes. Share the joy of the season by donating to the Tree of Hope for only P200 per Christmas ball until Jan. 6, 2020. All proceeds will be given to GMA Kapuso Foundation, whose mission is to uplift the lives of underprivileged Filipinos. (CCP)

Tambuli Seaside Resort & Spa

Tambuli Seaside Resort & Spa heralds the most wonderful time of the year with its grand opening and Christmas tree lighting. With the colors gold, silver and red, Tambuli’s modest tree best exemplifies the spirit of the season. (PPC)

Cebu White Sands Resort & Spa

Cebu White Sands Resort & Spa celebrates the season of giving by raising funds for the benefit of the Scholarship Program of the Redemptorist Church. To support the cause, one may purchase a parol at the hotel lobby until Dec. 20. (CCP)

Soltana Nature Residences

Soltana Nature Residences unveiled its Christmas Village, a life-sized attraction which is open to the public from 2 p.m. to midnight every day until Jan. 27, 2020. Aside from a 12-foot tree, the village also has photo op spots, food kiosks and a gift shop that sells Metro Store items. (CCP)


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