Holiday happenings at Century City Mall

The one-year-old Century City Mall may be modern, but it sure knows how to celebrate Christmas the good old fashioned way that Filipinos love – with loads of fun! Celebrating its second Yuletide season, the world-class shopping and entertainment complex has prepared an array of delightful surprises for mallgoers of all ages.

For this year, Century City Mall is spruced up with red, gold, white and green holiday decors – complete with bright lights and shiny ornaments. Mallgoers shopping and dining in the spacious Atrium on the fourth floor will truly feel the Yuletide spirit as the “main” Christmas Tree, adorned with all things sparkly and flanked by Santa Claus' reindeers, stands tall amid shops and restaurants.

And while Filipinos are happy with one pine tree, the mall spreads out a cluster of small Christmas trees on the ground floor, where every Sunday of November and December, kids can meet Santa and check whether they're on his naughty or nice list.

Century City Mall has created a lot more activities and surprises for kids, because as Century Properties Group chief operating officer Marco Antonio puts it, “Christmas is for the children.”

Every weekend of November and December, children and their parents can join the interactive game Happy Reindeer Hunt. A story unfolds around each reindeer or group of reindeers in the form of small signages. These signages are actually clues to the weekly riddle, and the first 20 kids to answer this will bring home an adorable Century City Mall reindeer stuffed toy.

On December 1, another modern attraction is opening at the mall. The Future Park, the country's first digital interactive playground, is sure to engage kids and kids-at-heart with immersive and creative technologies from Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the Philippines. Antonio assures that the young and adult guests will get to enjoy a range of challenging games and activities in the state-of-the-art recreation area.

Tickets for Future Park are now available on Ticketworld and at the mall.

After its successful first run, the Century City Mall once again hangs mistletoes around as it brings back the Kiss and Tell promo. The mechanics are pretty simple: kiss a loved one (or a stranger!) under the huge mistletoe located at the designated kiss and tell photo booth, take a creative selfie or groupie, and post it on social media; don't forget to tag @centurycitymallph. Winners will get free cinema tickets that they can use to watch Spectre or other movies screened at the mall's cozy premier cinemas.

Foodies who are always on the lookout for new food concepts and cuisines to try or give to loved ones, are invited to check out the Picky Palates Weekend Market at the 2nd and 3rd floor al fresco area. It's open every Friday to Sunday from November to December.

Because we Filipinos love to shop, shoppers are in for a treat, too. “Plan your Christmas shopping in advance as the Shopaholic Promo returns this year,” invites Antonio. Running for two weekends (Nov. 28 to 29 and Dec. 5 to 6), the promotion gives shoppers more rewards every time they shop. For every P10,000 single or accumulated purchases at any of the mall's outlets, the true-blue shopaholics can claim P2,000 worth of Century City Mall gift certificates that they can use next year.

“This is the best value Christmas shopping you will ever get in town, because it's a shopping promo that keeps on giving,” enthuses Antonio.

If you're the 100th shopper to enter the mall or the 100th cinema ticket buyer for the day, Century City Mall will give you a surprise gift. This Gift Giveaway is happening today until December 25.

And since it's the season of giving, patrons are encouraged to donate old toys and school supplies for the less fortunate kids. Drop your donations at Chibi Momo and in return, a free item awaits each kind donor.

Shop, dine and be merry this holiday season at Century City Mall located at Kalayaan Avenue cor. Salamanca Street, Makati City. For more information, call the mall's concierge at (02) 705-6200.

Source: Manila Standard Today | November 13, 2015