MANILA, Philippines – In the Philippines, Christmas starts early – but as you get closer and closer to the big day, more and more establishments join in on the fun.
The various malls and hotels in the metro have already gotten into the holiday spirit, with gorgeous decor and glowing exhibits for spectators to enjoy.
2015_1119_19204700_1A09FECD9FC94F9CB2C525C60773A197This immersive, larger-than-life art installation at SM Aura. Visit SM Aura Premier’s Astreopora Light and Sound Art Installation by Leeroy New. The installations create a visual of marine creatures reaching up towards the sky, celebrating the Philippines’ biodiversity and our own connection to the natural world, according to a release.
Where: SM Aura’s Sky Park Lawn
When: until January 10, 2016
Manila Peninsula Christmas 2014Return to Manila Pen. Always one to go big in the holiday season, The Peninsula Manila doesn’t disappoint this year with its sweeping decor and the centerpiece: a towering, glittering tree. But perhaps most difficult to recreate is the ambience – a sense of intimacy amidst the elegant surroundings.
Come and split a dessert – make it their famous halo-halo – with a special someone while listening to the strains of sweet live music, as the lights twinkle nearby.



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