50 Feet Tall Christmas Tree Lighted at Tutuban Center : Manila’s Tallest Christmas Tree

Tutuban Center, Manila- Philippines

50 feet tall -Christmas tree made from local materials sourced from different provinces

A  50 feet  Christmas tree was lighted amid much fanfare , festivities and great bargain sale in this part of Metro Manila. In fact, this is Metro Manila’s second tallest Christmas tree after Araneta -Center in Cubao, Quezon City .

Now on it’s 9th year, the traditional Christmas tree lightning ceremony at the Tutuban Center , Manila’s Christmas shopping capital . This year’s theme “ Paskong Sulit sa Tutuban Center

the gigantic red- colored Christmas tree towers major structure an serves as a focal point of the mall

The theme was meant to uphold the image of Tutuban Center as the place where Filipino families and friends can spend their Christmas shopping time and make it super sulit ( worth it / worth your money and happiness ) sa saya at sa oras ( worth the time)  for the family bonding.

Tutuban Center -Himig ng Pasko Chorale Competition 2014 champion – Bella Armonia Singing Ambassadors

“Christmas tree means something to each one of us .  For Tutuban Center, it has always been our inspiration of happiness and celebration of being Manila’s Christmas shopping capital.

Ms. Sylvia Tecson-Vice President for Sales and Marketing -Tutuban Properties , Inc.

With Christmas tree, carnival, Tutuban Center Food Street and the Tutuban Center Night Market , we offer the best value for people ‘s hard-earned money ,” explains Ms. Sylvia Tecson , Vice President for Sales and Marketing of Tutuban Properties , Inc. (TPI).

Tutuban Center Battle 2015 Champion – The Capital R

The ceremony is held earlier than the usual unlike in the past when it was held every November 30 or during the celebration of Bonifacio Day. ” It was changed into an earlier date because we want to kick off the Christmas season earlier than usual this year ” , according to Ms. Tecson.

Christmas lantern ( parol ) finalists were displayed at the mall

The program started with the performance of winners of the mall-wide singing and dancing search contest held few months ago. There are also (parol) Christmas lantern making design contest and the finalists were displayed at the Tutuban Prime Center Block.

Mr. Devon Seron, former PBB Teens contestant, Ms. Sylvia Tecson and Ms. Kyle Vergara, GMA-7 talent ( My Phone brand ambassador)

Since this year’ tree is much taller than previous ones, the tree-lightning ceremony is held at the Tutuban center shopping Plaza , accodring to Ms. Tecson , Previous tree-lightning events were held within Bonifacio Plaza beside the Bonifacio monument.

Inset (from left) ; Atty. Daisy Parker, Corporate Secretary/Senior Vice President-Chief Legal Counsel, Prime Orion Philippines, Inc.; Councilor Obet Asilo, First District of Manila; Ms. Flordeliza Villaseñor, Chief Tourism Operations Officer, Manila Tourism and Cultural Affairs Bureau; Mr. David Go, President, Tutuban Properties, Inc.; Ms. Sylvia Tecson, Vice President for Marketing and Leasing, Tutuban Properties, Inc.; Kyle Vergara, GMA-7 talent

Tutuban Center is located along Claro M. Recto Avenue in Manila and is open daily from 9:00am to 12midnight .

We were also given soft drinks and pillow courtesy of Pepsi Cola- Philippines. Pepsi Cola -Philippines is one of the official partners of the event.

Website: https://www.pepsiphilippines.com/

Note: I would like to Thank ” Mr. Jerome Samson -AMPR Publicity and Communications Inc. , Tutuban Center management for the invitation to the event.

Website: http://www.tutuban.com.ph

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Tutuban Center’s Foodstreet : Shopping and Affordable Meals for Barkadas and Whole Family

Tutuban Center’s Food Street, Manila -Philippines

grilled seafood , squid , stuffed tilapia , stuffed milk fish , liempo ,prawn ,chicken and pork barbecue

Almost every street corner of the city , you can find pushcart of makeshift stall selling different kinds of your favorite foods.

Tutuban Center is not only known for their great bargain sale items , but it is full of history and great destination for foodies . There are different food stalls located near the parking area at the back of the main mall .

Snack Stop

Snack Stop sells different kinds of burger , french fries , spaghetti , hotdog sandwich , gulaman , ice scramble

It had been in existence for the past 10 years . I remember that we always eat there whenever we shop at the night market .

Mr. Don Melo -Marketing Officer , Tutuban Center

Now , with the advent of Yuletide Season and Bargain Hunting, a visit to this place is simply irresistible .

French Milk Band

There will also be live band that will perform on October 30 and November 6, 2015.

sizzling sisig with san miguel beer light

There are a lot of events that the mall had lined-up like Trick or Treat on October 31, 2015 saturday until the lightning of a Gigantic Christmas Tree on November 14, 2015. This is aside from the in-house promotions and BIG Discount SALE.

dining area

The dining area boast of a sitting capacity of between 350 to 360 at any given time of the day .

Gil-An Ihaw-Ihaw

Gil-An Ihaw-Ihaw is one of the popular grilled style food serving different kinds of grilled foods.

AlJay Ihaw-Ihaw

Some of the stall holders are open from 9:00am until past 12mid- night and some of the stalls may even extend their operations up until past 1:00 to 2:00am whenever it is possible.

chicharon bulaklak

The stalls at the Foodstreet offer value -for-money food in casual setting. You can choose your chosen finger food ( pulutan ) side dish when drinking alcohol or beer.

Tutuban night market

There is already the ongoing daily night market in which about 600 stalls selling different kinds of CHEAP items from kids toys Php 10 each , imported t-shirts , home decors, school supplies among others.

Note: I would like to sincerely ” Thank” Mr. Jerome Samson AMPR team and Tutuban Center management for the accommodation extended to the group.

Website: http://www.tutuban.com.ph

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TutubanCenter

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Kapuso Actor Benjamin Alves Lights-Up Christmas Tree at the Tutuban Center Mall

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

Program

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

Night Market

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.

cheap toys

This store offers a lot of cheap toys which is just priced at Php 10 each .

Christmas Wonderland

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.

OPERATING HOURS:
4PM-12MN DAILY
DECEMBER 25 & JANUARY 1 – 10AM-12MN
Note: There is a minimal entrance fee and you can buy tickets at SM tickets.com to avoid the long lines
I would like to ” Thank” Mr. Richard Mamuyac , Ms. Sara, Mr. Jerome Samson and AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc. for the invitation extended.

Tutuban Center hold their 3-day SALE until November 30

Bonifacio day sale 2014

The Tutuban Center BONIDay sale, happening on November 28, 29, 30, promises a wide range of items for Filipino families at affordable prices, just in time for the holiday shopping rush.

“Tutuban Center is not just one of the most famous shopping destinations in the Philippines; it is also located at the birthplace of gat Andres Bonifacio,” remarked Sylvia Tecson, VP for Leasing and Marketing of Tutuban Properties, Inc. “This is something that we have long been proud of, so once again, we want to pay tribute to Gat Bonifacio through this special event.”

Aside from the sale, shoppers are also entitled to join a special raffle promo. With a single-receipt minimum purchase worth P500 from any store within Tutuban Center, shoppers are entitled to join more than once and simply need to present their official receipt at the designated booth at the Bonifacio Plaza, which is open from 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Raffle prizes at stake include Robinsons gift certificates, IMARFLEX microwave oven, DOWELL washing machine, and a TOSHIBA LED TV.

Mechanics

Bonifacio day sale 1

“This is also our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our loyal patrons for their continued support. This is our early Christmas gift to them,” Tecson added.

Andres Bonifacio Day Celebrations and BIG Discount SALE at the Tutuban Center

Tutuban- Manila, Philippines

center of pop artists

Gat Andres Bonifacio – Manila’s beloved son and ” Father of the Katipunan” heats up at the popular bargain destination – Tutuban Center in Manila.  There are hundreds more flea market tenants that made the area famous for their Night Market.

jam-packed audience

This year’s 150th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio this November 30. Tutuban Center lined up an array of wonderful activities in observance of this historic day , starting with a hot sale of a lot of fantastic items courtesy of Tutuban Center tenants.

children patiently watching the program

fruit vendor

 Tutuban railway station circa early 1900

Tutuban Center is full of history – Its oldest building was re-adapted into one of Manila’s biggest shopping complex .  Plus that the historic railway is still existing .

Shoppers can enjoy up to 50% discount on great selections from participating stores beginning November 29 to December 1, 2013. Tutuban center will give out Robinsons gift certificate to first 30 shoppers who will present a valid single purchase -official receipt worth Php 1,000.

Mr. Jake Vargas

Also, win exciting gadgets and Robinsons gift certificate during the daily raffle promo . Simply present a Php 1,000 single purchase receipt and get a chance to win an Apple iPad Mini, an Asus Memo Pad HD 7 Tablet PC or Robinsons gift certificate worth Php 5,000 !!!!!!

 Mr. Jake Vargas (teenage heartthrob of GMA channel 7)  Popular television host Kuya German Moreno ( GMA channel 7 )  , Ms. Clarette Hartell Ruiz (  ABS-CBN channel 2)

 Christmas TREE Lightning

The biggest highlight of the event was the lightning of the 35- feet Christmas Tree  which is the annual tradition that every Filipino from all walks of life is anticipating .

More than its history, celebrities, great bargains  and iconic Christmas tree,  Tutuban Center Mall is a symbol of urban renewal and re-adaptive re-use of commercial spaces.  Holiday cheers and gift-giving, great deals  and low low prices !!!

Website Links

Tutuban Center: http://www.tutuban.com.ph/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tutubancenter

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