A different kind of Christmas awaits those who visit Manila Hotel this December. Travel backwards to an era where people receive posts and gifts through mail and cooking and baking hearty meals are as much a part of everyday life as well as holiday tradition. Can you imagine a time and where books and storytelling kept kids entertained for hours? These scenes are brought to life in a modern and updated Colonial Christmas Village at the Grande Dame.
For the Kids and the Kids-at-heart
Get you cameras ready as every single nook and cranny of the village is Instagram worthy! Through a partmership with Hamley’s London Limited (the oldest toy shop in the world) , Adarna House ( a publishing company known for its story telling sessions) and Epson (which provided the decorative wallpapers that made the display come to life), Manila Hotel offers a magical holiday experience for the entire family.
Streetlamps light your way as you stroll down Parsons Street. Make your first stop at the Mayor’s office to get your passes. Christmas village golden tickets cost P1,500 and entitles you to visit all the shops, get a free stuffed bear and a movie ticket. Companion tickets , on the other hand are at P800. Don’t forget to exchange your money with the Christmas village paper currency so you can do all the shopping you want.
The children will love Willy’s Emporium where they can get dolls, trains and other unique items from the UK based toy store. Not to be missed is the Patisserie Bakeshop and Tea Hall. White tables decked with festive decors and white wooden chairs provide the children an authentic colonial dining experience. Servers who are appropriately dressed to fit the colonial theme will help the little guests fill up their tin canisters with all kind of treats like cookies, bars and delicious french macarons. YUM! You can also enjoy a kiddie meal prepared by the hotel’s esteemed chefs. Meanwhile, Santa could just be the the storyteller of the day at Page, Turner and Company. Storytelling activities are held every Saturday and Sunday of December.
To cap your modern-day colonial experience, relax , unwind and watch Christmas movies at the Grand View Cinema with your own popcorn bucket, cotton candy swirl and ice cream bar. How’s that for major fun?
The Christmas village is open until January2, 2016 from 1pm to 9pm. Stay in one of the Suites and enjoy the hotel’s Christmas Village Room Package for only P13,845.00 NET. Get one bear, one regular Christmas village ticket, a complimentary bibingka at the Lobby Lounge for two and a 20% discount at The Manila Hotel Spa. For inquiries and reservations please call 527-0011 local 1175 to 1179.
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