NOTHING comes close to the joy of spending Christmas with the family. Imagine the members of the clan from different generations in one room sharing stories, reminiscing the past like it was yesterday, the laughter, the hundreds of selfies not possible during lolo’s day, the children’s gleeful shrieking when getting the gifts they want. These truly make Christmas colorful and shape the family into a circle of joy.

At the center of it all—the food. Noche Buena and Media Noche on the eves of Christmas and New Year are two of the most festive times for the family.

Whipping up a feast can be fun but how about letting someone else take care of the spread so none of the members miss out on the family catch up?

I got to experience this set-up recently at Park Inn by Radisson Davao. The media family in one long table and all the food around us was a glimpse of what will happen and what will be served for everyone on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

“We’d like you to enjoy what Park Inn is going to offer for Noche Buena and Media Noche—the shapes and colors of the holiday season with culinary delights,” said the hotel manager, Em Mauhay-Rosales.

The Christmas Eve dinner buffet, RBG Bar & Grill will bring together this season’s spread of savory dishes, decadent cakes and pastries on December 24.

Along with the Traditional Christmas Holiday Ham, you’ll enjoy the Apple Salad with Smoked Chicken Salad, Roasted Chicken with Pear Cinnamon Sauce and go gaga over the desserts like Tree Donut Station, French Macarons, Coffee Cinnamon-Caramel Brownies and more!

New Year’s Eve feast will be as lavish. What’s a feast without the Lechon? It’s served with other mouth-watering dishes like the Osso Buco and Turkey Apple Cranberry.

There’s dancing and merriment as the New Year comes and you can't miss that. Perhaps the desserts will give you that boost you need. “Attack” the mMacaron Tower and color your sweet palate with the Rainbow Crepe Mille Cake. The Interactive Donut & Cronut Station is something to enjoy, too!

Getting up late the next day won't be a problem because the breakfast buffet is open until 11 a.m. You can jump start your Christmas and New Year’s Day with filling choices for breakfast to go along with your caffeine fix or hot chocolate.