A giant way to welcome 2018
The SM Mall of Asia lives up to its size as it welcomed 2018 in a giant way.
Thousands of kids and kids-at-heart trooped to SM MOA for the Grand Mascot Parade, a spectacular procession of giant adorable mascots, the first time the mall mounted such an event as a highlight of its much-awaited annual New Year celebration.
Since 2008, the Mall of Asia has been treating kids and their families to a holiday spectacle through its Grand Festival of Lights Parade. Last December, the float parade featured Santa, MOA’s magical friends, and an array of holiday characters, dancing to well-loved holiday tunes atop six floats lined with LED lights.
Unwrapping the first day of 2018, SM pumped up the celebration by adding giant inflatables to the delight of spectators. Held at the North and South Arcades of the mall, the Grand Mascot Parade featured SM’s very own Leo the lion, Hannah the panda, Gerry the giraffe, Macky the monkey, Benny the bunny, Cyril the squirrel, Ellie the elephant, and Hailey the hippo, as well as The Powerpuff Girls, Doraemon’s friends, Darth Vader, and the Storm Troopers, among others.
A special meet and greet with the characters was held at the Seaside Boulevard. Families had the chance to enjoy taking pictures with their favorite characters. The event was made grander by an impressive fireworks display.
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