City of Dreams Manila’s European-inspired Christmas décor makes for a central backdrop for a memorable staycation in any of its three luxury hotels, dining in any of the more than 20 restaurants, Christmas-themed activities at an interactive play space, year-ender parties and New Year’s Eve countdown events, celebrations in a function room or a KTV room, and luxury shopping for the holidays.
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The luxury integrated resort’s Christmas décor, conceptualized by Danish designer Creation Group and executed by Tema Design Philippines, features two towering nutcrackers at the main entrance, an enchanting 32-foot Christmas tree next to a life-sized Santa’s log-cabin and sleigh at the central aisle where Santa will be stationed for photo ops during weekends of December, handing out Snickers bars. Outdoors, beside the Nobu Hotel pool deck, a stunning 22-foot teddy bear covered in 16,000 LED lights illuminates the garden at night, while at The Shops boulevard, a cluster of golden trees with a troupe of fairies in flight evoke enchantment and fantasy. The lobbies of Nobu, Crown and Hyatt also sport distinct holiday showpieces that invite photo ops.
Shrek the Halls at DreamPlay
For kids and the kids at heart, a Christmas-themed family celebration with DreamWorks characters is in store in DreamPlay with the “Shrek the Halls” holiday adventure activity at P1,588 net per person, from December 2 to January 2. The Christmas experience with Shrek includes an all-day pass, a Gingy apron, a refreshing Baked Christmas Apple & Gingerbread smoothie, a meet-and-greet with Shrek and Princess Fiona, and a viewing of the Shrek the Halls Holiday Special Short film at the Dream Theatre.
Staycation Packages at Nobu Hotel
As a respite from the holiday rush, there’s the “Celebrations” staycation package at Nobu Hotel Manila in a well-appointed deluxe room, replete with breakfast and a spa treatment for two, and dining credit to experience a selection of City of Dreams Manila’s restaurants. The package starts at P14,700 and P21,700 net for one and two-night accommodations, respectively. For families, the “Stay and Play” package is the ideal choice with an overnight accommodation in a deluxe room with breakfast for two adults and two children below 13 years old and DreamPlay passes for four, is offered at P10,300 net. Room packages are available until December 30, 2017. Complimentary yoga and Zumba classes are also available on weekends.
Gift Ideas at Café Society
An imposing dome housing Café Society’s gift ideas for loved ones and friends is a one-stop-shop until January 1 for decadent delights such as holiday cakes, breads, stolen, English fruit cake, traditional minced pie, cookies and chocolates – including adorable chocolate Santa Claus confections in small or large sizes, and gingerbread cookie houses.
Omakase Dinner and Holiday Brunch at Nobu Manila
Foodies can indulge in Nobu Manila’s seven-course Omakase dinner menu from December 1 to 28. The menu includes Aburi Tachiuo Salad with Spicy Lemon Dressing; Roasted King Prawn with Scampi Gratin, Wasabi Aioli and Bacon Korokke; and Nobu-Style Puto Bumbong. The promotion is at P5,400++ per person.
An exclusive seven-course Omakase menu will be on offer for New Year’s Eve on December 31. Brunch fare will be available for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve celebration on December 24 and 31, respectively from 11:30 am to 3 pm.
Christmas Set Menus at Crystal Dragon
Revelers looking for premium Cantonese and contemporary Chinese can satisfy their cravings at Crystal Dragon with a choice between two delectable five-course Christmas set menus priced at P1,988++ and P2,388++ offered for the whole month of December.
Set Menu A features dishes such as Pan Fried Fragrant Glutinous Rice served with Aromatic Duck Leg in Abalone Sauce, Steamed Cod Fish with Baby Bok Choy and Crispy Turnips, and Chilled Sweetened Mango Sphere with Pan Fried Soft Skin Ube.
Set Menu B showcases Hands roll Peking Duck with Seafood Platter; Braised E Fu Noodle with Oven Baked Garlic and Bacon Lobster; and Walnut Chocolate Whiskey’s Soft Skin Sweet Dumpling served with Crispy Custard Banana Roll and Warm Vanilla Sauce.
Festive Platter at Red Ginger
Southeast Asian cuisine reigns supreme at Red Ginger, and a limited-time holiday a la carte selection will be available from December 16 to 31.
Sunday Barbecue Grill at Wave
A sumptuous barbecue buffet spread featuring grilled dishes and a variety of Eastern and Western dishes are served by the poolside during the weekly Sunday barbecue dinner at Wave restaurant. Available on all Sundays of November and December, not-to-be-missed staples are the lemongrass-stuffed lechon carving station, the grill with bratwurst, pork barbecue skewers, chicken inasal, and lemon garlic prawns, the risotto cheese wheel, cold cuts station, breads station, salads station, and delectable desserts.
December and New Year’s Eve Parties
Chaos will fly in international DJ Ookay to perform on December 8, while New Year’s Eve countdown parties at Chaos and CenterPlay will highlight top local performing artists including True Faith on December 31.
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