LOOK: This Beautiful 30-Foot Christmas Tree Features Crafts By Local Indigenous Folk

It is the most wonderful time of the year, now even more so with merrier and brighter times ahead. Newport World Resorts welcomes a new signature holiday celebration, and with it comes a whole world of festivities. The country’s pioneer casino, hotel, and entertainment destination is now home to The World of Christmas holiday celebrations.

When all is calm and all is bright, Newport World Resorts rings in the much-awaited season with the annual tree lighting ceremony at The Plaza, Newport Mall. “Ang Puno ng Pino” stands 30 feet tall in all its shining, sustainable, and locally-crafted glory. It features the creative ingenuity of local indigenous folk, whose works of decorative art from sustainably sourced native materials such as Capiz shells, “sinamay,” native fabric from abaca, “sisal” fiber, dried “pandan” leaves, “buri” grass, and woven fibers from Raffia palm trees highlight the festive decorations throughout the property.

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The World of Christmas brings all things festive, from parties, concerts, gourmet offerings, staycations, gifts, mall sales, and tons of holiday deals. This December, entertainment reaches new heights with world-class acts dominating the award-winning stage of the Newport Performing Arts Theatre. The Super American Circus is coming to town, combining cutting-edge circus acts and carnival fun from December 21, 2022 to January 8, 2023.

Get in the full Christmas spirit with “Christmas in our Hearts: Jose Mari Chan in Perfect CompanY”, a one-night Christmas concert with the legendary musician Jose Mari Chan along with Philippines’ premier vocal group The CompanY on December 9. On December 15 & 16, Australian pop rock duo Air Supply gives an early Christmas present to fans with a two-night concert, performing their all-time classic hits.

Delectable options make the Yuletide season memorable. Savor the familiar flavors of the holidays in Mix & Mingle, a selection of sweet and savory dishes at the Garden Wing Cafe. Mingle with loved ones over gastronomic delights from roasted turkey and chicken, smoked beef, suckling pig, pork belly roll, and more. Orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance by visiting Garden Wing Cafe located at GF Newport Garden Wing to inform the staff or call (02) 7908 8889.

Newport World Resorts’ partner hotels also fill the festivities with dining and staycation offers. Have a merry moment at Manila Marriott serving up a Brilliant Holiday season. Marriott Café has indulgent buffet offerings for Christmas, New Year, and all other holiday feasts in between. Make the best memories with The Exclusive Holiday Staycation Package and enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast for two and a choice of holiday perk. Feel the holiday spirit at Holiday Inn Express Manila – Newport City with a New Year’s eve dinner buffet at the outdoor hang-out spot, Jardin and the Great Room.

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Enjoy the “Season of Splendor” at Hilton Manila with a feast, a mass, and a festive night market all in one place. Indulge in Filipino specialties during dinner at Kusina Sea Kitchen and relish in street food and Simbang Gabi staples after that at the Vega Night Market as part of their Christmas Eve Special deal.

Good tidings come in the form of good food at Sheraton Manila Hotel for this year’s Holiday Soiree. Savor the splendid Yuletide Feast at S Kitchen, where an extensive spread of fresh lobsters, live mud crabs, traditional roast carvings, wholesome Christmas offerings, and delectable desserts awaits on their Christmas Eve buffet. While their New Year Spread is sure to satisfy every imaginable craving with Western, Japanese, Indian, and Filipino cuisines from New Year’s Eve to New Year’s Day.

This season, Hotel Okura Manila takes inspiration from “okurimono” or the Season’s gifts and embraces the joy of gift giving. A generous feast makes for heartwarming gatherings at Yawaragi’s Festive Robatayaki Experience and Yamazato’s Festive Bento. The hotel’s Christmas and New Year buffet offerings are highlighted by a Dalmore-flamed Christmas pudding made early in the year and left to mature in the wine cellars in time for the festive season.

Holiday cheer fills the air of Newport Mall with its variety of offerings. Bring the family to a one-stop Christmas wonderland decked in bright decors, dancing lights, and immersive attractions. Take in the wonderful sights of 3D art installations from international contemporary artist Leeroy New at the GF, Newport Mall starting December 2, 2022. Make the most of your Christmas shopping sprees and hangouts with mall-wide sales, holiday pop-up stores, a grand holiday fair, holiday performances, and many more.

‘Tis the season to feel lucky when playing Take It or Win It at the Grand Wing gaming area. Free Play is at stake in the daily draws with a special game a la “Deal or no Deal” with grand prizes of Php 1 million cash and a brand new car.

Capping off this year’s The World of Christmas festivities is the biggest New Year’s Eve bash in Newport City, the Grand Countdown to 2023 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater. Welcome the year with a bang with back-to-back showstopping performances from Lani Misalucha with Mel Villena and the AMP Big Band and Gigi de Lana with the Gigi Vibes. The Grand Countdown is hosted by Nicole Laurel-Asensio.

Ring in the year by hopping from one epic party to another. Newport World Resorts brings the Epic Midnight pass for an all-access ticket to the eight countdown parties happening in one property. Revel in the new year at the SORA Rooftop Year-end Countdown of Hotel Okura Manila, featuring a live DJ and live band. Dive into the Hilton Manila poolside countdown event to enjoy life to the fullest at the Vega Pool Club. Manila Marriott Hotel starts the year right with “So Bright We Gotta Party” a grand buffet, and 80’s and Youtube music hits to tickle those dancing feet at Manila Ballroom. Reunions are made extraordinary when gathering at Sheraton Manila Hotel, serving up a festive buffet and unlimited drinks, while partying the night away with 90’s and Tiktok music in “The Year-End Reunion Soiree”. Head over to Bar 360 and The Grand Bar and Lounge to jam with local acts such as Eastside Band and more. Go all-out on booze and grooves at House Manila. It is an all-night party at The Plaza, Newport Mall as KAO Day and Night Club takes over the place for an unforgettable countdown.

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Escape the ordinary at Newport World Resorts, you know you want to. For more information on The World of Christmas presented by Newport World Resorts, visit www.newportworldresorts.com and follow @newportworldresorts on Facebook and Instagram, and @nwresorts on Twitter. Make the most of your visit and sign up for an Epic Membership or download the Newport World Resorts Mobile App for free at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.