15 of the Most Gorgeous Christmas Trees in Manila

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(SPOT.ph) Christmas in Manila might remind you of several things: Family reunions, office parties, and kris-kringle for some; for others, it might be the hellish traffic or the endless shopping lists you have to get through leading up to Christmas Day. The holidays also mean beautiful decorations all around, from the streets you walk on to the malls and hotels that you visit throughout the season. Here we list the most eye-catching Christmas trees in malls and hotels around the Metro—they're the perfect backdrop for your next photo op!

 


 

S’Maison

Stare too long and you might just go blind when you see this tree at S'Maison, with its golden glare of lights and sparkling decor. The golden tree spans up to two floors, and there's even a golden throne...perfect for Santa to sit on!

 


 

Power Plant Mall

You know that it's officially the holidays once the decorations are up at Power Plant Mall in Rockwell. This year's Christmas tree is decked with bright red hues surrounded by twinkling lights all around.

 


 

Uptown Mall

It's a white and silver love affair over at Uptown Mall. There's also a little pop of color and cuteness courtesy of some cuddly teddy bears in blue. 

 


 

SM Aura

This Christmas, SM Aura is underwater! Their Christmas tree stands tall beside a humongous reef, among jellyfish, barnacles, and pearls of all sizes. Perched on top of the Christmas tree are mermaids dusted in faux snow, while the tree itself is covered with sparkling corals and Christmas balls of different colors. The only thing missing is actual water!

 


 

Shangri-La Plaza Mall

This towering tree is decked out in white and red décor and has a North Pole theme. If you see it from afar, the Christmas tree looks straight out of a greeting card, complete with reindeer flying above and sleighs parked in front.  

 


 

Robinson’s Place Manila

This Christmas tree is colorful and brightly lit, filled with snowflakes and sparkly balls of all colors. Stacked with windows on all sides, you might feel compelled to see what's inside!

 


 

Century City Mall

It's a sweet wonderland of pink and candy with Century City Mall's holiday decor. With a snowflake as tree's topper and candy canes all over, this tree will be a big hit for the young and young-at-heart.

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Bellevue Manila

If you believe that round fruits and other spherical things bring good luck every New Year, then Bellevue's Christmas tree won't disappoint. The decor is a mix of warm hues and homey vibes—all you need is a cup of hot chocolate!

 


 

The Peninsula Manila

There's always an undeniable luxe feel every time you step into The Peninsula, and the holidays are no exception. There are several trees to marvel at inside the hotel, so make sure to look up and around as you're sipping your afternoon tea.

 


 

Marriott Manila

Flaunting some steampunk style, Marriott Manila's 20-foot high Christmas tree is packed with peculiar and classic elements such as clocks, light bulbs, gears, parachutes, flowers, acorns, and other sparkles. 

 


 

Okada Manila

Using 38,008 pieces of capiz shells, Okada takes inspiration from a golden jewel under the Manila Bay sunset to recreate the golden glint of mother of pearl shells. To protect the capiz shells, fiberglass and green garlands are used with hints of gold to represent the hues of the famed Manila Bay sunset.

 


 

Marco Polo

Casting a rainbow-colored glow, Marco Polo's colorful tree is perfect for your Instagram feed and makes a more than a suitable companion to your selfies. 

 


 

The Manila Hotel

Following a more traditional and local route, The Manila Hotel explores "Ang Ating Tanging Yaman" this holiday season. The hotel's festive decors were conceptualized by world-renowned event stylist Rachy Cuna. The giant Christmas Tree placed beside the hotel's famous Amorsolo painting is adorned with capiz parol and star lanterns with solihiya patterns, as well as Christmas balls and ornaments made with solihiya-inspired materials, and festooned with handmade ribbons and lights.

 


 

EDSA Shangri-La Manila

You can go ahead and pretend that you're having a white Christmas when you check out this tree at EDSA Shangri-La Manila. It's a heavenly sight!

 


 

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

If you're treating yourself to a buffet at Spiral, make sure to look up to check out Sofitel's massive Christmas tree. This year's tree features musical notes, as well as plenty of red and gold Christmas decor to complement the hotel's photogenic staircase.

 

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