Treats for the Yuletide season

/ 04:14 AM December 14, 2019

Christmas has always been a time for long posts. ’Tis the season to reflect, give thanks, make amends and more. But those long posts on social media are never complete without a perfect photo, are they?

Well, if you are still on the lookout for picture-perfect spots and moments to capture for your Christmas posts, look no further than the various Ortigas Land developments. With these spaces all spruced up for the holidays, every which way you turn surely offers retail, entertainment, dining and, of course, photo-ops.


So get your shopping gear on, maybe prepare your tummy for some eats, keep your eyes open and don’t forget to take your camera with you. Ortigas Land has the perfect spot for you to strike a pose, or achieve that candid moment ready to be frozen in time.


At Tiendesitas, why don’t you swing by the Gift of Wonders? The Gift of Wonders is a larger-than-life installation that would not fail to awaken the Christmas spirit in you.


The installation is made up of two huge boxes located at the Level 1, Building B at the Food Village and Level 1, Building C, at the Pet Village. Both feature borderless worlds, enchanting interactive visuals and marvelous discoveries. The boxes feature the planet and things we love about Christmas.

Treats for the Yuletide season Treats for the Yuletide seasonThe first box, Pets Unleashed, immerses viewers in the world through the eyes of animals. One is taken to the jungle, under the sea, to the sky and then to a park full of “man’s best friend.” The Christmas season is, after all, a time to slow down and appreciate the world.

Never failing to make mallgoers go wow is the House of Stars, which was inspired by Tokyo’s teamLab Borderless. The Yuletide attraction features a play with lights, colors and sounds. Hundreds have flocked to the box of 150,000 dancing lights for a photo-op.

An added attraction, the popular street tunnel of lights and music is back this year, too.

Gift of Wonders is open until January 5.


Not to be left behind, Estancia is giving you more ways to delight in the Christmas spirit.

It opened the holiday month on a high note with The Nutcracker Musical Show. The show on Dec. 1 starring the Philippine Ballet Theater marked the opening of the East Wing, which is now ready to offer movies, workshops, retail and more.


Treats for the Yuletide season Treats for the Yuletide season Treats for the Yuletide seasonThat show was simply a prelude for its Christmas offerings; Estancia is just not planning to slow down. With Christmas Wonderland, also on the East Wing, Estancia will be offering free workshops: wreath-making (Dec. 15), gift basket-making (Dec. 22), nutcracker toy activity (Dec. 28) and table centerpiece workshop (Dec. 29).

Just around the corner is the unmissable, Instagram-mable Lights at the Park. The assemblage is made up of 42 lamp posts of varying heights lit up with 50,400 lightbulbs. It is inspired by Urban Light, a sculpture by artist Chris Burden located at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Find it on Capital Commons Park. It stays on until Jan. 5, and brightens up from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.—ready for you to snap away!

Greenhills Mall

Greenhills Mall is all decked for Christmastime with Wonderland.

Ortigas Land knows all too well that it must continue doing something mall-goers have always loved. Thus, it is continuing what many have considered their family or barkada tradition by bringing back the Christmas Night Market at G-Strip Parking. Shop until you drop from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Treats for the Yuletide season Treats for the Yuletide seasonLook out for those bargain goods that you can give your loved ones (or maybe, just to keep for yourself, nothing’s wrong with self-love).

To offer something new at the seasonal market, Ortigas Land treats shoppers to the Laser Light Symphony. Catch this exciting lights show every evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.! You might as well hang out right after for the flurry of gastronomic offerings.

If you are looking for a place to pose for the cameras, Greenhills Mall has got you covered, too. At V-Mall, drop by the larger-than-life Santa Chair that’s sure to excite the child in you. Take fun photos there and, on weekends, catch Santa Claus. If you were nice enough this year, who knows, he might just grant your wish.

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