(SPOT.ph) Perhaps the reason many of us aren't feeling the Christmas spirit this year is because of the lack of many of the factors that normally make up the Filipino holiday season—carolers knocking on the door, reunions and dinner parties left and right, shopping in crowded malls, you get the gist. Though the pandemic is still looming overhead and safety should be our top priority, there are many ways you can still keep the Christmas spirit alive. Rockwell, for example, has come up with some festive activities across their Malls around Metro Manila and you'll want to check them out—but for shopaholics, probably the most exciting news is this: Rockwell will soon be launching their e-commerce website, which means you can shop from your favorite stores without having to leave the house!
Shop.TheRockwellist.com is where you can "add to cart" a wide selection of items from brands that you can shop from your favorite Rockwell malls. We spotted items from Moleskine, Hydroflask, TUMI, Quirks, Delsey, Frankie & Friends, and more! You can even shop Baker’s Dozen pastries as well as food and drinks from some of your fave restaurants.
Gift-giving is now easier with The Rockwellist eGift. These are electronic gift certificates that you can purchase on The Rockwellist's website. They're valid at any Rockwell property (Power Plant Mall, Santolan Town Plaza, The Grove Retail Row, Arton Strip, East Bay Retail Row, and the Rockwell Business Centers in Ortigas and Sheridan.) You can buy The Rockwellist eGift in denominations of P500, P1,000, P3,000, P5,000, and P10,000. If you purchase the P10,000 denomination until January 31, 2021, you even get a free gift certificate worth P1,000.
Here are other ways you can celebrate Christmas at Rockwell malls:
The Rockwell Christmas Corner
It's not Christmas without holiday kakanin like bibingka, puto bumbong, and chestnuts stacking up on your dining tables and kitchen counters. If you haven't satisfied those cravings, and you can shop them all at The Rockwell Christmas Corner at the R2 level in Power Plant Mall. Buy some for your friends, too! They'll also have local handicrafts on sale that would make great presents.
Big meals with all your loved ones seated around table are a holiday staple. You can have your Christmas reunions and celebrations at restaurants located at Lopez Drive, One Rockwell, Edades Tower, Joya Lofts and Towers, and 8 Rockwell thanks to their socially distanced outdoor dining setups that offer a variety of cuisines.
You can keep the Christmas spirit alive for the little ones in your life with the help of Dear Santa, a one-on-one meet-and-greet with Saint nick himself—don't worry, it's happening online on December 5. All you have to do is go shopping at a Rockwell property on either November 20 or 27, spend a minimum of P50,000, and you'll get access to the virtual experience.
For more information, log on to The Rockwellist's website.
EDIT (November 18, 6:30 p.m.): This article was edited to reflect the name change of Rockwell's virtual Santa Claus meet-and-greet from Hello, Santa to Dear Santa.
this strange new world.