Words by Misha Fabian with Sky Gavin
Photos by Jeanne Dizon
Deck the halls and spread some Yuletide cheer- Christmas is right around the corner! In a country like the Philippines where preparations for the holiday festivities begin as early as September, Christmas time is when friends and the members of the family come together and celebrate. It’s the time when traditions like decorating the Christmas tree and having reunions is most practiced. It’s also the time when a certain jolly old saint is making a list and checking it twice to find out if you’ve been naughty or nice.
Once you hear Jose Marie Chan songs, it is officially the start of the holidays and what better way to celebrate the season by starting a countdown.
“This Christmas season, friends and families can look forward to bigger and brighter events, installations, and activities at SM, the ‘Home of Family Reunions’, as we continue to light up everyone’s lives in SM malls nationwide,” said SM Supermalls COO Steven Tan.
Speaking of Santa Claus, SM Supermalls recently launched the 100-day countdown to Christmas which intends to add sparkle to the holiday season with a series of events centered on the true spirit of Christmas. With the #DearSMSanta promo, those with a Christmas wishlist could write a letter to Santa and have a chance to be part of the lucky 60 participants who could get their wishes granted. Kids and kids at heart will always be amazed at the magic of Christmastime when the feeling of warmth begins spreading through every heart when they celebrate the true spirit of the season: love!
Of course, what better way to show love than to give? May it be time, words, or items we buy from the store, giving shows that we care. Besides being a wonderful place to hang out with the family, SM Supermalls also offers Bears of Joy- an initiative geared towards giving back to those in need. Every purchase of a teddy bear worth P200.00 donates another teddy bear to an underprivileged child.
You can also start your gift shopping with Christmas baskets at SM Markets for as low as Php350 and Watsons gift sets starting at Php99.
There are other deals from 50-70% off with the Babies & Kids’ Sale at The SM Store from October 1 to 31 and SM’s pre-holiday sale from October 25 to November 3.
Light up the Christmas spirit and may your SM Mallidays sparkle at SM Supermalls! For more information, visit www.smsupermalls.com.
So what are you waiting for? Head on to SM Supermalls for a exciting, fun-filled holiday season!
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