Tutuban Center, Manila – Philippines
Kapuso actor – Mr. Benjamin Alves together with Tutuban Center Mall management lights-up Christmas tree to mark the start of the Yuletide season .
Mr. Benjamin Alves together with Papa Dan
Papa Dan is the program emcee and 91.7 Barangay LS RADIO host . He introduced Mr. Benjamin Alves to the crowd which are present at the event.
Gat Andres Bonifacio monument
” Tutuban Center is well known by locals and tourists alike as shopping mecca, It is also a great historical significance of Andres Bonifacio ” says Ms. Sylvia Tecson ( VP for Leasing and Marketing of Tutuban Properties )
Traditional wreath laying activity was initiated by National Historical Commission of the Philippines , Office of the President , Manila Cityhall and the Tutuban Center Mall management .
35 feet tall Christmas tree was decorated with blue and red parols and pepsi gift boxes
There was a sing and dance contest, parol making contest , Christmas store display contest . The Christmas lantern contest was participated by different schools in Manila . There were 28 entries in which the top 3 winners all came from Tondo High School . Aside from the bragging rights, each of the top 10 finalists were given some cash and token prizes .
Choral Singing Contest Winners
3rd Place – Universidad de Manila
Universidad de Manila is a city college with over 10,000 students enrollment . It used to be called City College of Manila . The choral group garnered a score of 83.6% and Php 10,000 cash plus trophy
2nd Place- Polytechnic University of the Philippines ( College of Education )
The choral group got a total score of 84.4% and bagged home Php 20,000 cash plus trophy
First Place- Pamantasan Lunsod ng Maynila
PLM choir got 94.2% score and was the runaway winner . The group won Php 30,000 cash and trophy
Christmas Store Display Winners
Otto Shoes – FIRST Place
The grand prize winner of the Christmas Store display was Oto Shoes . The store also bagged Php 30,000 cash and a certificate from Tutuban Center Mall . The third place winner is National Bookstore and second place winner is Chikatz Salon
Aside from the usual 10am to 8pm store hours. There is an ongoing night market from 7PM to 12mn where hundreds of stall owners are selling different kinds of cheap products from toys, keychains, t-shirts, mugs , fruits and many more.
This store offers a lot of cheap toys which is just priced at Php 10 each .
The Christmas Wonderland opened its doors to the public last November 8 and will run until January 7, 2015. There are about a dozen rides from carousel, kiddie kalesa, roaller coaster, caterpilar, vikings , bumper cars , ferris wheel among others.
DECEMBER 25 & JANUARY 1 – 10AM-12MN