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Reflecting its theme “Christmas in Full Bloom”, Eastwood City is illuminated with flora and fauna inspired installations and decorations all over its township, ready to welcome guests throughout the Holiday season.
Symbolizing hope and new life as the community bounces back towards normalcy, the festivities kicked off on November 7 with the Efflorescence: Ceremonial Lighting. The highlight of the event was the lighting of a 50 ft. Christmas tree, clad in blooms of different hues and covered in sparkling lights. The lifesized floral displays scattered throughout the Eastwood Mall Open Park were also lit up, adding beauty to the nighttime landscape and extra delight for guests.
“Just like the unique joy we feel when we see flowers bloom, the Holiday season also brings unparalleled happiness, excitement, hope and optimism,” says Graham Coates, head of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls. “The merriest season of the year has unfolded and we want guests and families to bask in merriment and enjoy the Holidays to the fullest through our colorful attractions, events and activities,” Coates added.
Visit holiday attractions
From November 11 until the end of December, guests can revel in festive celebrations in Eastwood City. Families and kids can sing along to their favorite Christmas songs while being performed by talented buskers and singers at the Eastwood Citywalk on Nov. 25 and Dec. 16.
Guests can also hop on the Christmas Tranvia and get to ride with Santa and his friends around Eastwood City on weekends of December. They can also get free treats while aboard the Christmas Tranvia. A grand fireworks display will also light up the sky at the Eastwood Mall Open Park on Dec. 2, 16 and 24 at 7:00pm.
Eastwood City, the country’s first truly petfriendly community, is also inviting all pet lovers to participate in the Adoption Award Day. Held in partnership with the Animal Kingdom Foundation, the pet event will give pet parents a chance to adopt a pet and support the organization’s initiatives from December 14 to 25.
Enter the whimsical wonderland
Whimsical Wonderland (4/F Eastwood Mall Cinema Area) is an extraordinary attraction that allows guests to experience traveling to fantastic realms and supernatural places through over 17 unique mesmerizing rooms.
The amusement destination will be open at Eastwood City until the end of year.
Dine in at these delectable restaurants
A visit to Eastwood City this holiday season wouldn’t be complete without having a meal in any of its iconic, as well as brand new, restaurants and cafes.
Beloved Filipino bistro Casa Reyes (GF 1800 Building) is serving well-loved local fare with a modern twist, including favorites such as barbecue, bagnet, crispy dinuguan and more mouth-watering Pinoy dishes. Stoned Steaks (One Eastwood Avenue Tower) is offering unlimited steak meal, and you can choose whether to have sirloin, ribeye, wagyu and dry-aged, among others, while enjoying its unique ambiance and spacious interiors.
Treat the family and your office peers to something delicioso at Barcino (GF One Eastwood), which now boasts the Menu Del Dia set, where guests can mix and match their orders of paella, pasta, tapas, and sangria.
Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina (2F Citywalk 1) offers Mexican dishes tailored to the Filipino taste and a roomy dining area with a nice view that can accommodate gatherings of all sizes, while Gloria Maris (3F Eastwood Mall) is perfect for grand celebrations with its festive offerings of authentic Chinese cuisines. Opening soon is Cafe Claus, the first Christmas-themed cafe and bakery in the Philippines. With their Christmas-inspired meals and ambiance, it will be a merrier time all year long.
Go gift shopping and treat self to wellness and relaxation
Be a Santa for your loved ones! Do your gift shopping at Eastwood City and pick out from the different retail and shopping offerings.
Don’t miss out on the classics and new designs at Converse (2F, Eastwood Mall), and buy new water bottles at Aquaflask (GF, Eastwood Mall) and choose from their colorful selections.
BLK Cosmetics (GF, Eastwood Mall) and Happy Skin (GF, Eastwood Mall) recently opened their respective branches at Eastwood City, which gives beauty lovers more options, whether they go for timeless or choose to be on-trend.
If you have a person in your life who is into aromatic candles, give them a keepsake from Lithrow (GF, Eastwood Mall). Their handpoured, soy wax scented candles will keep homes smelling fresh.
Amid the busy holiday season, take the time to breathe and relax. Have a therapeutic massage at D&M Nature Wellness Spa (2F Citywalk 1). You can also try an authentic Chinese style reflexology and back massage at Foot Zone (GF, One Orchard).
Personal care shop Ayumi (GF Citywalk 1) has recently reopened with a more modern, minimalist concept. Their services span nail art, eyelash extension, and more beauty, art, and aesthetics offerings.
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