Cold breezes, hot chocolate, longer nights, and bright fairy lights—these are the signs that the holidays are truly getting nearer and nearer. It’s the time of the year when merriment and cheer engulf the country–perhaps that’s why it’s the most-awaited season of all for Filipinos. Here, Christmases are always spent with loved ones in the comfort of homes, but why not try something a little grander this year? After all, this season is all about giving happiness to people in the most heartfelt way possible.
Gather the family for a front-row seat to see the breathtaking sunset at Manila Bay, seen from The Garden at Okada Manila. The lush open spaces provide the perfect setting for get-togethers, celebrations, and events; those seeking for an escape from the bustle of the concrete jungle may also find refuge in The Garden’s sprawling greenery.
Light up the Christmas nights
Gaze at the wondrous and grand Christmas tree with your loved ones as it lights up the night sky at The Fountain Foyer. Come together for a heart-warming choral of the most loved Christmas songs, sung by the award-winning Himig Rizalia on all weekends of December until the 23rd.
Kid-like wonder, child-like heart
Young ones now have a chance to live the true spirit of Christmas. Kids are sure to have their most memorable Christmas yet at the Yuletide Kiddie Jam at PLAY. From Christmas caroling to other festive games, each moment spent here is sure to be a treasured memory. What’s more, kids dressed up as Father Christmas can get a complimentary pass for both child and guardian for their next visit, as well as a 50% discount on a six-month MOON Pass. Drop by for some fun on the weekends of November 17 to December 16, and daily from December 21 to 25.
A season of giving and relaxing
This season is about giving joy to a special someone, as well as winding down to reflect and indulge in all the good things in life. Take some time to pause and appreciate the feeling of Christmas with a pampering session for two at The Retreat Spa. Sink into a spiral of wellness and get complimentary treatment vouchers upon purchasing a spa gift hamper.
Book a mother-daughter glam date for the holidays, and sparkle through holiday parties with glamorous looks. Get decked for the festivities with The Yuletide Glam Packages at The Retreat Spa for PHP 2,500 and enjoy 25% off on add-on services like manicures, pedicures, root touch-ups, and hair treatments.
Ring in the holidays and the upcoming New Year
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a big holiday meal with loved ones. Be served the most scrumptious dishes by Okada Manila’s signature restaurants, and stare in awe at Executive Pastry Chef Josef Teuschler’s life-size Gingerbread House.
Fret not about the feast for Kiapo has special set menus perfect for sharing that have mouthwatering flavors, and enjoy a reunion Korean style with the Ultimate 8 Samgyeopsal from Goryeo and its family-size dishes all December long. Okada Manila also offers international cuisines for each family member’s taste with holiday specials from Enbu, La Piazza, Medley, Red Spice, Lobby Lounge, and Yu Lei.
With Christmas drawing closer, the dawn of a new year also awaits. Celebrate the end of this year and welcome the surprises the new year has to offer with special gifts from Okada Manila. Music and food prove to be perfect partners at the OPM Legends: A Legendary Countdown Concert at 7 PM in the Grand Ballroom. Be serenaded by Hajji Alejandro, Marco Sison, and Rey Valera while feasting on the sumptuous dinner buffet and free-flowing beverages. (For tickets, call 555-5799 or log on to www.okdmnl.ph/OPMLegends). Catch Mayonnaise and Cove Manila’s resident DJ Jason Dewey live at the Crystal Corridor and keep the night rocking with their greatest hits. Dance to the beat of Pete Tong’s music at Cove Manila and witness a possible new Guinness World Record for the largest balloon drop when the clock strikes 12. Prepare for a jaw-dropping New Year’s Eve experience with not one, but two banging fireworks display at The Fountain and at The Garden.
The holidays bring with it new opportunities to reunite with the whole family, celebrate all things good, and give thanks, love, and joy to each other. Share the spirit of Christmas and spread the Yuletide cheer at Okada Manila.