IN PHOTOS: Completing the Shangri-La Plaza holiday vibe with lights and Christmas carols

Is it really Christmas without the voice of Jose Mari Chan blasting on the stereos and choir groups singing merry Christmas carols to everyone? Of course, let’s not forget the true reason of the season – the birth of Jesus Christ, symbolized by every Nativity scene and dazzling stars hanging around establishments and households. Such scene was brought to life at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza last Sunday (December 1, 2019), where mall-goers gathered to witness the grand Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and a Christmas show right after.

Shangri-La Plaza EVP and General Manager Lala Fojas and Mandaluyong Councilors Benjie Abalos III and Charisse Abalos perform the ceremonial lighting of the mall’s 58-foot Santa’s workshop-inspired Christmas tree, considered as one of the largest in the city. The festivities then continued with performances from the “Father of Philippine Christmas Carols” Jose Mari Chan, acclaimed ensemble Philippine Madrigal Singers, and its own Mini Madz.

Guests who watched Jose Mari Chan’s performance also got the chance to shake his hand while he sang his Christmas hits. One of the guests who requested him to sing Beautiful Girl LIVE was also triumphant in his suggestion. A classic song for a classic annual event! We love JMC so much!

The Shang’s grand Christmas tree is one of the centerpieces of the mall’s stunning holiday décor that showcase the magical, pristine, and colorful world of Santa’s Wonderland. Mall guests are welcomed by elves at the entrances, with candy cane pillars supporting the official seal of the North Pole, and giant stars and Christmas balls dangling from the ceiling.

Exciting activities and musical performances have also been lined-up for guests throughout the month of December, including the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, Ateneo Chamber Singers, Ballet Philippines, and more.

Lastly, because it’s the season of gift-giving, Shang is also bringing back its holiday raffle promo where mall guests can get the chance to bring home a brand-new F-Pace Prestige SUV from luxury vehicle brand Jaguar! A raffle entry comes with every P2,500 purchase from today until February 16, 2020.

#FeelTheShangVibe this season and join us in Santa’s Wonderland this month. We hope you’ll enjoy the show and the #Instagram-worthy lights inside the mall as much as we did! For more details about our whereabouts and latest discoveries, don’t forget to follow Manila Millennial via FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

Wishing everyone peace, prosperity, and love this season!

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