10 Metro Manila Christmas Trees That Look Good Enough to 'Gram
They look great IRL and on the 'gram.
(SPOT.ph) Christmas is right around the corner—and we mean that quite literally, seeing as we’re already on the third week of Advent. If you’re already beyond stressed out by the pre-Christmas rush (traffic, shopping, work, incoming relatives abound), you might just miss the chance to revel in the certain holiday magic floating around in the air. Take some time off, breathe a bit, and take a look at some of the cheeriest, brightest, and tallest Christmas trees you can spot around the Metro.
Here are 10 extra-festive Christmas trees around Metro Manila:
Century City Mall
Why have just one Christmas Tree when you can have three? That’s probably what they were thinking over at Century City mall when they set up three massive ones adorned in classy reds and golds. Enjoy “Christmas Around the World” when you visit their display at the Skyloft and see if you can fit in all three trees in one pic!
Century City Mall is at Kalayaan Avenue corner Salamanca Street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City.
Bonifacio Global City
Taking the numbers up high is Bonifacio Global City with their 55-foot Christmas tree. You can spot it shining brightly along 7th Avenue; the huge stars, festive ornaments, and the windows adorning the tree will be hard to miss. Inspired by fairytales, this giant Christmas tree—complete with a door on one side—looks straight out of a childhood story of kind strangers and wonderful houses.
A BGC Christmas Fairytale is at 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City.
SM City North EDSA
Full of icy blue and cool green shades, the 45-foot tall Snowflake Christmas Tree at The Block Atrium in SM North Edsa is exactly what you would think of when somebody says “winter wonderland.” Spot the giant snowflake at the top; definitely worthy of its moniker. Plus, drop by on December 15, and 22 to 25 for a chance to see the man himself, Santa Claus!
SM City North EDSA is at EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City.
City of Dreams Manila
Though not as tall as the others on the list, this 32-foot wonder in the City of Dreams Manila gets plus points for being lit with solar energy. Decked out in 10,000 LED lights, this sparkly blue tree is powered by energy harnessed from a solar rooftop at the parking building, according to a report by the Philippine Star. Spot those adorable letter blocks and teddy bear shouting a cheery message at the bottom of the tree!
City of Dreams is at Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Parañaque City.
Manila Marriott Hotel
For a more subdued—but no less extravagant—Christmas tree, check out the one at Manila Marriott Hotel. Their tree is elegantly adorned with soft lights, golden ornaments, and a touch of deep red. Part of the decorations were made with dried leaves and recycled materials for a more responsible way of decking out the halls.
Manila Marriott Hotel is at 2 Resorts Drive, Pasay City.
Any kid (or kid-at-heart) would jump for joy at the sight of this 40-foot tall tree.It’s decked out in drums, candy canes and gifts. This tree has been giving Eastwood City an extra- festive vibe since September and they’ve even placed fun little ornamental presents, animals, and elves around the area—including an adorable oversized penguin—for you to take pics with.
Eastwood Mall is in Libis, Quezon City.
Marco Polo Ortigas
Christmas turns cozy at this hotel lobby. Check out their Christmas tree—flanked by two smaller but equally festive ones—full of coral tones and soft earthy colors. The soft lighting and glint from the golden ornaments give the display a warm and homey vibe. It’s a unique take on the Christmas display that still has the same festive feeling.
Marco Polo Ortigas is at Meralco Avenue corner Sapphire Street, Ortigas Centre, Pasig City.
Evia Lifestyle Center
Anybody who’s ever been to Evia knows that the most insta-worthy spot of the mall is its massive atrium that lets you peek at the sky and let natural light in—so you can only imagine what the addition of a 45-foot Christmas Tree does. All decked out in red, gold, and a whole lot of sparkles, the tree is already incredibly festive but check out Santa Claus and his reindeer gliding across the atrium!
Evia Lifestyle Center is at Vista City, Daang Hari Road, Almanza Dos, Las Piñas City.
Power Plant Mall
Towering nearly three storeys tall, the tree pictured here is actually just one of two at Power Plant Mall. They’re both decked out in silvery orbs and soft lights, making the trees look like they came straight out of an enchanted forest. The entire mall was adorned with festive garlands, cheery lights, and porcelain-like ornaments to get visitors in the holiday mood—we can’t say it didn’t work.
The Power Plant Mall is at Rockwell Drive corner Estrella Street, Makati City.
This urban center has been putting up giant Christmas trees since 1981, and this year’s edition does not disappoint. The tree is massive in size and decor; with around 1,500 baubles alone, plus countless stars, and snowflakes in shades of cool teals, silvers, and golds. Let the giant parol at its top guide you towards the Times Square Food Park, where there is a small market and even a C.O.D.-style display.
Times Square Food Park, Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City.