You know the holiday season has officially begun in the Philippines when malls are blasting Christmas medleys and mounting giant trees bedecked with sparkly trimmings in their premises.
It has become a symbol of the season, conveying the message of love, unity, and joy as family and friends come together to take a photo of or with these gorgeous centerpieces.
At SM malls across the country, Christmas trees are a huge deal as they also offer a way to showcase the work of artisans in the regions where they are located, as well as the creativity of designers in recreating modern and traditional themes.
PRETTY IN PINK. S Maison’s elegant 35-foot blush pink tree is beautifully adorned with sparkling gold and silver snowflakes, Christmas balls, and angels’ lamps. It is also accented with blush pink mini Christmas trees, and reindeers made of silver leatherette and metal frame in gold finish.
BLOOMING GOOD TIME. Christmas is in bloom at SM Aura Premier with its centerpiece signifying the first blossoms of spring as a symbol of hope. Designed in pastel and spring colors, the tree blooms with giant flowers and filled with crystalized Christmas balls in bronze, silver, and white, and lights up with fan-shaped LED lights.
FESTIVE FUCHSIA. SM Megamall’s truly Mega and Bright Christmas tree dazzles with bright lights and sparkling ornaments in gold and fuchsia. The vibrant theme is carried on to the giant Santa chair with stars upholstered in pink satin, and a telephone booth accented with stars and pink fairy lights.
BAGUIO WINTER. SM City Baguio’s Winter Wonderland spectacle features a 35-foot tree with snow-capped pine cones, sparkling snowflakes, and glimmering garlands surrounded by adorable polar bears. Built by local craftsmen, it celebrates the city as the cradle of creative culture and traditions.
ILONGGO PRIDE. Inspired by the beautiful heritage houses around the city, SM City Iloilo’s 40-foot tree features indigenous fabric from local communities—hablon, jusi, piña, abaca, and rattan are wrapped around this regal centerpiece, a symbol of the city’s solid foundation rooted in its rich history and noble tradition.
CRYSTAL CHEER. Embellished with crystals and twinkling lights, SM Lanang Premier’s 57-foot Christmas tree glows in classic Christmas colors of red, white, and gold.
FLY TO FANCY. It’s Christmas Mornings in the Orient at SM Seaside City Cebu with its 45-foot tree with red and gold peony flower embellishments, and stately crane birds at the side.
FLOWER POWER. With its Holiday Blossoms theme, The Podium’s 40-foot tree is adorned with giant red and gold lotus leaves, Christmas balls, and lanterns, and surrounded by reindeer with intricate antlers.
JOLLY IN THE NORTH. SM City North Edsa’s towering 40-foot Christmas tree is glittering in wine red tinsel and covered with shimmering gold ornaments. Playful artisan sculpted reindeer surrounding the tree add some fun.
A HOLIDAY TALE. SM City Sucat’s A Magical Christmas Tale centerpiece features a 20-foot castle-themed Christmas tree, which glows with pages from a storybook, and showcases well-loved fairy tale characters on each side.
CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL. SM Southmall brings the carnival inside with its 34-foot tree, life-size bears, and a gigantic Ferris wheel. Carnival snacks like cotton candy and popcorn and a myriad of colorful neon lights celebrate the spirit of the season.
LOVE OF LANTERNS. SM City Clark’s Parul Kapampangan centerpiece is a tribute to Pampanga’s lantern-making industry. The dazzling 45-foot tree with 1,680 bulbs and spinning lights is proudly designed and assembled by Kapampangan parol makers.